Friday, February 4, 2011

A Contest Questionnaire

I was off work yesterday and worked on the garter portion of my Multnomah. This went quickly and I will be starting the feather and fan stitching sometime tomorrow or tonight. The original pattern is worked up in a fingering (Bugga) and completed at 412 yards. Soooo, this is a shawlette. I have 3 skeins of the Claudia Fingering which is 512 yards. I've decided to knit this out until I can knit no more. The modifications for a slightly larger shawl with this pattern will be slight.



I am very pleased with the way the shawl is coming out. The Multnomah is an easy-peasy.

My baktus will be ready soon to be photographed. The skies have been over cast here for more than a week. I would like to take a photo in a little sunshine.

The Questionnaire

I plan on doing another contest soon for my followers so if you are not presently a follower, please join. The prizes awarded will be specific to each winner. So, if you please;

  • Name three of your favorite type of projects.
  • What are three colors you like/love.
  • What three fibres are your favorites.
  • Name three of your favorite yarns you've worked with.
  • What three yarns do you desire to work with.
  • Would you say you are mostly a lace, fingering, dk, aran, worsted, bulky or super bulky knitter/crocheter.
  • Are you more of a shawl, sock, mitten, hat or scarf knitter.
  • Are you a knitter that prefers fibres with no acrylics.
  • Which brand, yarn or fibre would you NEVER work with again
  • What are three patterns you want to knit but have not purchased.
  • What knitting/craft book do you desire but will probably never purchase.

You are not obligated to answer all of these questions in your comment.

Everyone, have a wonderful weekend !

15 comments:

Gale said...

Your Multnomah looks delicious.

Sinéad said...

Great questionnaire! Here goes...

* Name three of your favorite type of projects.

Socks, Sweaters and mittens

* What are three colors you like/love.

Green, red, pink

* What three fibres are your favorites.

Silk, Merino, Shetland wool
* Name three of your favorite yarns you've worked with.

Jamieson & Smith Shetland 2ply, Dream in Color Smooshy, Pagewood Farms Chugiak

* What three yarns do you desire to work with.

Shelter, Handmaiden Sock and Hedgehog Fibres Lace

* Would you say you are mostly a lace, fingering, dk, aran, worsted, bulky or super bulky knitter/crocheter.

Mostly fingering, with a smattering of lace & DK.

* Are you more of a shawl, sock, mitten, hat or scarf knitter.

Socks all the way!

* Are you a knitter that prefers fibres with no acrylics.

Yes.

* Which brand, yarn or fibre would you NEVER work with again

Tivoli yarns. ick. Linen is a dodgy one too, it's hard on my hands.

* What are three patterns you want to knit but have not purchased.

Gosh, I'd have to get back to you on that one.

* What knitting/craft book do you desire but will probably never purchase.

Poems of Color, about Bohus knitting.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Great answers Sinead ! Thanks

Camille said...

1. Sweaters. 2. Brown, beige, yellow. 3. Wool, some acrylics. 4. I would like to try a bamboo yarn. 5. I am a worsted knitter. 6. I will stick to worsted. 7. I knit scarves. 8. acrylics are fine. 9. I don't like RedHeart, it's like paper. 10. Koolhaus, CPH & the Double Decker Cardigan. 11. I would love one of the booklets from BrooklynTweed.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Thanks Camille !

betty said...

3 favorite of projects -- I only have one favorite because I knit sweaters
Colors -- blues, greens, grays

fibers -- merino, silk, cotton blents

yarns: Shepherd's wool, malabrigo worsted, berroco pure pima

weights: dk/aran/worsted all even, depending upon season

I don't knit shawls, socks, mittens. Hats once in a while for gifts

Acrylics are fine in blends

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Thanks Betty !

Amybel said...

You've got my curiosity up about what you're going to do with this...but I liked reading what your other friends like. I'll be checking back here to read again when you have more comments :).

1. Anything that I see get use out of, especially by me or my kids!
2. Muted greens of all shades (not mint ice cream!), gray, bluish greens.
3. Merino wool. Haven't really branched out too much besides cotton, which has it's place (in the kitchen!).
4. Cascade. Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, it's much softer than others. Berroco Vintage, a perfect wool blend is my new favorite!
5. Would love to try Madeline Tosh or some fancy semi-solid kettle dyed yarn.
6. Worsted!
7. Mittens and hats for my kids and sweaters for me!
8. Acrylics are fine in a mix.
9. I am desperately trying to get rid of my inherited red heart super scratchy.
10. Tetsubou, Snowbird, Ruched Yoke Tee.
11. Knitting without Tears, A sock book that has two at a time and magic loop techniques.

caknitter said...

I'm going to try to answer all questions as best as possible. Hopefully it helps with whatever you're up to. ;-)
My fav project would have to be any type of scarf. I like to knit scarves and hats the best. Fav fiber, not sure. I'm not much of a yarn snob but I like my yarn to be soft too. Lion Brand is the brand I use the most and I tend to use a lot of size 9 needles. Would that be considered 4 to 6 ply yarn? I haven't looked at any yarn books lately but I do have some on my Amazon wish list.
Sorry if I didn't follow a specific guideline answering the questions. I tried to condense it to save space. ;-) Have a great weekend!

SusanB-knits said...

3 favorite projects: socks, fingerless mitts, and scarves

3 colors you like/love: blue, purple, green

3 favorite fibers: merino, bamboo, silk blend

3 favorite yarns worked with: Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock, Knit Picks Gloss, Schaefer Heather

3 yarns you'd like to work with: Tilli Thomas Milan, Crystal Palace Panda Silk, Wollmeise sock

I'm mostly use a fingering weight yarn

I'm addicted to socks!

Prefer fibers with no acrylic? Yes

Brand I'd never work with again: Noro. It is too itchy for me

3 patterns you'd like to knit but haven't purchased? Dean Street Mitts by Nina Machlin Dayton Designs, Anna's Socks by Kristen Kapur, Aria Delicato by Anne Hanson

What craft book? Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes

Interesting questions... I can't wait to see what you do with everyone's answers.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

A big thanks to all of you ! This was really fun. -- At this point entry for the contest is closed.

vickie said...

* Name three of your favorite type of projects.
mochi mochi fingerless gloves, hats
* What are three colors you like/love.purple pink orange
* What three fibres are your favorites.corridale wensleydale aplaca
* Name three of your favorite yarns you've worked with.
malabrigo scaheffer anne, my handspun
* What three yarns do you desire to work with.wollemiese
* Would you say you are mostly a lace, fingering, dk, aran, worsted, bulky or super bulky knitter/crocheter.fingering and worsted
* Are you more of a shawl, sock, mitten, hat or scarf knitter.
hat and scarf knitter
* Are you a knitter that prefers fibres with no acrylics.
yes
* Which brand, yarn or fibre would you NEVER work with again
mohair ewww
vbarton24 at gmail dot com I tried to follow you but got an error message I will try again tomorrow

vbarton24 at gmail dot com

Sheila said...

Favorite projects: hats, tanks & sweaters

Favorite colors: N. Blue, black and recently rust.

Favorites Fibers: Acrylic, cotton/elastane & wool blend

Three yarns I desire to work with: Malabrigo, Lorna Laces & Noro Taiyo

I’m a worsted weight knitter/crocheter.

Fiber I would NEVER work with again: Linen

What patterns I want to knit/crochet but have not purchased: Infinity Cardi Wrap by K. Omdahl, Ayala by K. Omdahl

Knitting/craft book I desire but haven’t purchased: Modern Top Down by K. McGowan & Contemporary Crochet by Sys Fredens

Melodye said...

1. Sweaters, Cowls, fingerless mits
2. Purple, red-orange, blue-green
3. Wool, silk, seacell
4. Cascade 220, Seacell, Malabrigo
5. Tilli Tomas
6. Fingering/DK
7. I’d love to knit shawls
8. I’m no snob (grin)!
9. Bernat Worsted. Worst yarn I've vever worked with!
10. Brandywine Shawl, Milkweed Shawl, Lightweight Pullover


I can't wait to see what you do with this!!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Okay so Melodye is the absolute last person to enter the contest. There will be other contests. Thanks !