Friday, August 29, 2008

Punk Rock Gift Exchange

My friend Julie convinced me to do this gift exchange for punk rock knitters. I thought it sounded like just the kind of group for me so I recently joined. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the whole blogging/gift exchange process and being a beginning knitter (how many years am I allowed to use this excuse), I'm kinda clueless in this area as well. Julie promised to point me in the right direction so, here goes!

My first duty is to post my answers to the survey below. I didn't even realize I was supposed to do this until today as I have not been checking regularly but I'll try to keep up better going forward.

1. Why did you join PRGE?
I joined after hearing Julie's rave reviews.
1.a. Have you done other swaps? Are you doing other swaps right now?
This is my very first swap. I am a swap virgin!
2. What are your five favorite things? (these don't have to be knit related)
Buckeye football, traveling, my family, wine, reading
2.a. Do these things allow any hints into your personality for your punk pal?
I think so....
3. What are your three favorite things that you have made with knitting/crochet?
a fancy washcloth, a furry scarf, a hat (actually, I think those are ALL that I've made!)
3.a. What do you tend to make with knit/crochet?
So far, just the above and I am working on a receiving blanket now
3.b. What do you hope to make (or complete that you have started) someday?
socks, sweaters, cell phone thingy, mittens, baby clothes...starting to get overwhelmed.....
4. What five things would you love to see in a swap box someday? Why?
I think I'm too inexperienced to answer this.
4.a. What do you hope to never see in a swap box again (or ever)?
Nothing that's alive??? Wait! Plant's might work....
5. What are your three favorite yarns? What are your three least favorite yarns?
I'm still discovering what's out there so I don't have favorites.
Least favorites? Maybe avoid yarn in the discount bin in Walmart....
5.a. Do you like solid, self-striping, or multi-colored yarns?
Um, yes????
5.b. What are your favorite colors? What are your favorite colors to knit with?
It depends on what I'm knitting. Lucy Neatby's stuff is bright and funky and appeals to me!
6. What are your five favorite delicacies?
Smoked salmon, truffles (chocolate not mushrooms), good cheese, pepper jelly, cheesecake
6.a. What yarn do you hope to one day try and why?
7. What are your three favorite guilty pleasures?
wine, fritos & bean dip, Facebook
7.a. What are your favorite tv or movie characters?
Jon Stewart, Steven Colbert, any Johnny Depp character
8. What are the five things you look forward to every week?
the weekend, sleeping, Buckeye football, seeing my husband & kids at the end of the day, wasting time on the computer
8.a. What do you do during your week (ie - work, take care of three kids, race walk)?
Work part-time, take care of kids, volunteer at the high school, PTA, blog, laundry, zzzzzzzz
9. What do you collect?
9.a. What collects you?
10. When is your birthday?
February 17, 1965
10.a. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Halloween - I love dressing up and have added Mexican traditions from La Dia de los Muertos and all the decorations!
11. Do you have any wishlists?
I have a book list going on Amazon but I have so many I haven't read on my shelves that I shouldn't even acknowledge the list until I get caught up!
11.a. Do you have a "favorites" collection anywhere that your pal should know about?
I think I might have one on Etsy but it's been a long time since it was updated....

12. Do you have any allergies or health related conditions that your pal should know about?
12.a. What drives you nuts?
My neurotic dog (adopted last January), bad drivers, racists, religious fanatics, spam
13. What do you do for work and what do you do for fun?
Work: I administer an on-line computer fluency course for college business students
Fun: BUNKO, book club, hang with friends, read, crafts, travel
13.a. What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Have my own talk show!
14. What would you like your pal to know that is not covered here?
I think this is more than enough!
14.a. Are you excited for the contests or will you just pretend that they do not exist?
I'm too overwhelmed to be excited but will give them a try....
Phew!!!! Finished!!!

1 comment:

jules said...

Wow!!! Great questionnaire!!! i feel like I know you even better!!! This will be a fun exchange!!!