Part One: Crafting
Do you knit, crochet, or both?KNIT but would love to learn to crochet
What do you like to make?HATS,FINGERLESS MITTS SCARFS,BLANKETS,BAGS,BABY ITEMS
Do you have a favourite project? TO DATE MY FAVOURITE PROJECT WOULD BE THE PINWHEEL BLANKET
Do you have a favourite type of fiber or brand of yarn? ALTHOUGH I HAVE EVER ONLY KNITTED WITH ACRYLICS I LOVE THE FEEL OF WOOL AND WOOL BLENDS
Do you have a least favourite type of yarn?SQUEAKY YARNS
Do you do any other crafts?I LOVE MAKING CANDLES AND STITCH MARKERS
Do you knit in public?If so where do you like knitting and what is your "portable" project?YES AND ANYWHERE AND ANYTHING
What do you carry your "portable" knitting in? AT PRESENCE I DON'T HAVE A TRAVEL KNITTING BAG SO I JUST PUT IT IN MY HANDBAG
Are there any knitting gifts (book, toy, yarn, item, tool) that you have been lusting over?HARMONY NEEDLES, ELIZABETH ZIMMERMAN'S AND YARN HARLOT BOOKS, MANOS, MALABRIGO, CASHMERE AND HANDMAIDEN YARN,A SWIFT AND BALL WINDER (yeah I know I lust alot)
Part Two: Your Favourites
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)?HANDMAIDEN SEA SILK OR 100% CASHMERE why? BECAUSE I AM TOLD THEY ARE VERY SOFT AND LUXURIOUS.
What is your favourite colour?BLUE BUT I LIKE REDS AS WELL
What is your least favourite colour?LILAC
What scents/smells do you like? What don’t you like?I LIKE FRESH SCENTS LIKE THE AIR AFTER A RAIN STORM OR THE BREEZES THAT COME OFF THE CARIBBEAN SEA I DON'T LIKE MINTY SCENTS
How do you like to pamper yourself? (bubble bath, hand creams, massage, manicure) I LOVE BUBBLE BATHS, I AM A SUCKER FOR A GREAT MASSAGE
What goodies to you like to eat? (chocolate, biscuits, sweets,crisps etc)MILK CHOCOLATES AND COOKIES(CHOCOLATE CHIP)
Do you prefer tea or coffee while you knit?Any particular kind?I USUALLY DRINK TEA MY FAVOURITE IS (GINGER LEMON), BUT I LOVE CHOCOLATE-COFFEE DRINKS
Do you listen to/watch anything while you knit? (TV show-Along, movies, music, podcasts, audiobooks)MUSIC AND PODCASTS
Part Three: About you, Living & Past-times
If you were a specific kind of yarn, which brand and kind of yarn would you be (and why)? HANDMAIDEN SEA SILK OR 100% CASHMERE why? BECAUSE I AM TOLD THEY ARE VERY SOFT.
Where do you live in the UK? (General idea not address) LEEDS
Have you always lived here, or did you grow up somewhere else?NO GREW UP ELSEWHERE
What is your favourite place in the UK?I DON'T HAVE A FAV AS YET LOVE I IT ALL
If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?VENICE ITALY VERY ROMANTIC PLACE AND WONDERFUL ARCHITECTURE
What other hobbies do you have?COOKING (mostly baking) CAMPING AND HIKING
Part Four: The Theme
As part of this swap we are asking you to post (or link to) a picture or photograph you like. Your swap pal will use the photo as a basis for a themed item or parcel.
It could be of a specific item, e.g. Jellybeans, an Alpaca, a rainbow or a scene e.g. sunset, beach, woodland or anything else you can think of! Please add a few words to explain why you have chosen the photo if you think this is appropriate.
It could be a photo you have taken or a picture you have found on the internet. Please note - if the picture is not yours please ensure you seek permission from the owner before posting it on your blog. Alternatively, you can link to the original picture.http://www.barbadosbeachresort.com/images/barbados/1.jpg
(Why I like this picture? because it remains me of home and how beautiful it is and it seems as if the sky knows no boundaries and the sea and sky are one.)
Final Part:Any allergies/preferences (fiber-wise or treat-wise)?NO FIBER/FOOD ALLERGIES
Anything we missed that you’d like your partner to know?
I am a Barbadian living in UK. I am relatively a beginner knitter, I knit for relaxation. I have not knitted with any other fibers but Acrylic, but that doesn't mean I am not willing to try new fibers (I am very much so). I am willing to step outside of my comfort zone ( so far most things I have knitted are hats) and try new things. I am a self taught knitter so most of what I have learnt is from TV or internet. I love reading but I think when it come to knitting I am a visual learner I prefer to see pictures or videos and not just read about it.There are so many things I would love to try in knitting and so much yarn to get. My next stop is learning to spin (very excited about that). oh did I mention I love chocolate or anything with chocolate in it.