Thursday, March 01, 2007

Happy dance, hap-happy dance!

The song goes something like this "I haaaave a paaaaaaal, I haaaaaaaave a paaaaaaaal, and it's gonna be fuuuuuuuun, and it's gonna be fuuuuuuuuun."

Lame but true.

Why all the jubilation? The Official L&V pRon Exchange is up and running. I'm stalking my pal and my pal is stalking me and soon packages will be flying. Whee!

And pal of mine, if you're out there, here be the survey-age:

1.What kind of fibers do you prefer? Naturalish ones. Buttery soft wools or cottons.

2. What kind of weight do you prefer (sock, worsted, bulky)? Sock or worsted, though come on now, it’s yarn and I love it all!

3. Do you spin? Lusting to.

4. Do you crochet? Compulsively.

5. Are there any books, patterns, magazines would you like to own that you don't? Am a beginning knitter, and Sally Melville’s respective knit and purl books are my ones and onlys.

6. Are you participating in any themed a-longs like the Project Spectrum? Violet’s Pink Ribbon and the No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along. Project Spectrum was just too much purchasing temptation for me!

7. Do you have a wishlist on or (provide a link)
Yep. Here.

8. Any Etsy stores that you would love to get something from? Oh baby, I’ve only heard rumors (and you know which ones…), but I’ve thus far kept myself from browsing and busting the budget wide open. I LOVE the idea of supporting individual artistic efforts though. Surprise me.

9. What other crafty things are you involved in (quilting, drawing, painting)? Some beading, scrapbooking (self-confessed Creative Memories snob though…), and then there a ton of wanna-be-but-don’t-have-the-time-and-resources-now-to-bes.

10. What is your favorite sort of scent? Soft and spicy. Earthy.

11. Do you have a sweet tooth and what kind of sweets do you like best? Bring on the chocolate! Mmmmmm, and icecream…mmmmmm…spumoni…which takes me to mmmm….cannoli….mmmmm.

12. What kind of music do you like? I’m fairly eclectic. Some days it’s rock, some days punk, some days world, some days classical…it just has to be good!

13. What do you like to knit? And for whom? I tend to knit/crochet for everyone but myself, though I’d like to start being a bit more selfish! I can crochet just about anything I set my sights on, but to date have only knit a scarf, hat and ¾ of one sock. Loved them all.

14. What sort of things do you like to collect? Rocks and stones…polished, plain, colored or not…love them. Rocks rock.

15. Do you want needles? And what kind do you prefer? I’m a beginning knitter, so have VERY few needles and would LOVE additions of any sort, though to date DPNs and I don’t get along so well…


Super Secret Swapper said...

I just picked something up for you today! I'm having a blast picking things out to send you.

Georgia said...

oooh! I just found your ripple along blog and I would so like to do I do it?

Queens Knitting Mama said...


How does one join the ripple along? And how can I get a pattern for the ripple blanket?

Megan said...

If you don't mind me asking... but what is "The Official L&V pRon Exchange"

Dawn said...

sorry y'all, should have clarified that one...not everyone is as big of a podcast geek as yours truly. Lime and Violet have a very entertaining knittish/yarnish/afraid to admit it but also crochetish podcast. They're a tad raunchy, quite a bit rowdy and really great fun. You can grab a listen here:

You'll find a link to their message boards of DOOOOM there as well. A finer online community you will not meet. Ask them anything. Really. Seriously anything.

They started a swap (hence the yarn the girls' own words, seriously drool-worthy, lickable fiber) for message board members this month. Too late to join up now, but hang about the boards to catch the next one!