Punk Rock Gift Exchange Questionaire, or...

...40 Things You Prolly Don't Want to Know About Me if You're NOT My PRGE Secret Pal
So go ahead, skip on down to the next post and find out where I've been for the last two weeks...hint: it involves Lamafest, a UFO (yep, actual knitting-related content), and cat fights.

Punk Rock Gift Exchange Qs & As:

How long have you been spinning—1 yr.
Knitting—10 mos.
Crocheting—2 mos.
Needle-Felting-2 yrs.

Do you consider yourself a beginner, novice, or experienced Yarn Artist?
Somewhere in the middle. But hey, I have llamas. Does that make me an artist of the pre-yarn (i.e. fleece) phase?

What type of fibers have you worked with?
Llama (heh!), cotton, wool, merino, and the cheap stuff.

What types are you dying to try?
Silk? I don't know, I'm easy.

Are you allergic to anything, (Fibers, Food, Smells that make you want to puke, etc.)?
Um, mushrooms. ICK!!!! And alcohol (the kind you drink)

Do you have any Disorders, ex: Diabetes?
I'm bipolar, does that count?

What is your Favorite Time/Style period (ex: Romatic, Grecian, Metal, Goth, etc)?
Oh, the 80s, goth, I like vampires, bats, cats. So just make that things with fangs. My favorite time/style period is Things With Fangs.

What fibers do you dislike?
Scratchy wool, sparkly novelty stuff.

Name some of your favorite Artist, Movie wise, Television if you watch it.
Christopher Walken. For movies I like things that have Christopher Walken in them, lots of explosions, and/or happy endings. One of my absolute favorite movies of all time is Repo Man. Recent TV addictions include SuperGroup (*blush*), Lost, Battlestar Gallactica, Smallville, The Venture Brothers; also Deep Space Nine, Buffy/Angel, & X-Files reruns.

Who's your favorite Character (ex: Jack or Cpt Jack)?
Emily the Strange.

Do you prefer natural colored fibers, or handpainted/dyed fiber?
I like both.

What are you favorite colors?
Dark Green/Deep Blue/Indigo/Purple end of the spectrum, grey, black, chocolate.

What colors do you dislike?
Pastels, neons.

What projects are you currently working on?
Razor Cami
Pixie Hat

Rummy Diamonds UFO (at left)
Irish hiking wristwarmer (made 1 of 2, of course), and lots of fleece to spin

Do you have a wishlist?
No—maybe some needles I need.

Do you have any other favorite hobbies?
Being a llama-mama, chicken-raiser, and cat-slave.

When is your birthday?
June 4

What is your favorite food, candy, scents that you love!! Etc.?
I love me some good chocolate! lol And cheese, mmmm cheese! Sweet Tarts. I like Lavender, Rosemary, Lemongrass.

Are you pierced at all? Any tattoos? Can you/would you wear jewelry that isn't real?
Just my ears, but I never wear earrings anymore. One tattoo. Now that I'm farmgirl instead of citygirl I don't wear much jewelry anymore, but I like jewelry—especially the fake stuff! (Like goofy rings! lol)

What do you like Culturally, ex: Celtic, African, Devil Worshiping, Kidding!?
Things with Fangs (see above). Oh, seriously? Bluegrass. Goth. Celtic. Punk. But mostly Things with Fangs.

What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?
I have a cylindrical paper-covered wine gift box for the long straight ones (but they're too tall to put the lid on, so it's not cat-proof, haw!) and the dpns and circulars are in a vinyl zippered tote.

What kind of music do you like?
Oh, this is always such a hard question...80s, new wave, dark wave, goth, punk, 4AD, social distortion (yay mike ness!), johnny cash, bluegrass, ministry, helmet, pearl jam, nirvana, alice in chains, bauhaus, joy division, love and rockets, violent femmes, the cure...
Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)

What's your favorite season and why?
Fall. Apples, sweater weather, blood-red leaves, Things with Fangs.

What season do you abhor?
Summer. It's hot.

How about Sports, any that you just can't get enough of or do they make you throw up in your mouth just a little?
Gag. Mostly.

What is your family situation? Do you live alone? Do you have any pets?
Live with spouse, 2 cats and 2 kittens. Also 4 llamas and 36 chickens.

Do you like handmade gifts?
Love them!

What's your favorite thing to make, knit/crochet or other craft wise?
I like to make wristwarmers (although everyone is poking fun of me for not making anything with fingers) and needle-felted baskets.

Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I like both.

Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?
What's a swift? Hey, I do have a niddy-noddy though!

Tell us how you learned to knit/crochet?
My mom taught me how to knit, and my grandma taught me to crochet. Here's the long version of the story.

Do you enjoy getting helpful hints from others or does it just piss you off?
I like it. Just be very, very gentle.

How old is your oldest UFO?
Several months, but only because I Just started knitting last winter.

Is there anything that you collect?
You mean besides strays? I like stones. It started when I was in Santa Fe—I got some really cool rocks: a small geode, a polished globe of labradorite, pink lepidolite, jasper, moss agate carved into a little cat, and a tiny fossilized trilobite. I like rocks.

Any books, yarns, needles or patterns out there you are dying to get your hands on?
I have to think for a bit on this one...

What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have if any?

Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?
I need to work on my spinning. I also want to learn to do lace. The Razor Cami is sort of a beginner lace pattern.

Do you enjoy knitting socks? How big are yer boats (feet)?
I've never tried knitting socks. I wear a size 8.

When is your birthday? (mm/dd)


Severina said...

I like rocks. The kitties can play with them all they want and still can't unravel 'em.

That should be their selling point, same as coffee mugs. Yes, my cat plays with coffee mugs. He just can't figure out why they don't roll very far.

Reel Fanatic said...

Repo Man is indeed a one-of-a-kind movie, and one of my favorites as well .. Knowing Hollywood, however, they'll probably try to remake it soon, with Johnny Knoxville in Emilio's role!

Severina said...

Ewww, they can't remake Repo Man! I'd just die.

RheLynn said...

Didn't know you were a rock buff too!

msfortuknit said...

Idont think repo mans been out long enough to be remade has it? and if it is, just fuckin shoot me now!
Love you kitt!

Joanie said...

Hello and welcome back. Glad to see that you are happy and well.
Enjoy the week.

BlackCrow said...

I enjoyed reading your answers...Oh I forgot about Christopher Walken, what a great voice, I liked him in 'Milagro Beanfield Wars' and Batman oh and all the other movies he did!
Wow your farm life sounds fantastic! 36 chickens!!!

This is really nice finding out bits and pieces about people.