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Socks: A Quiz (a response)

Nothing But Knit has shared another fun quiz and this time it’s all about socks! Join me for “Socks: A Quiz

Do you knit/crochet socks?
Yes, I knit micro-preemie socks, but haven’t managed an adult sock yet.

If yes, how long have you been making them? If no, why not?
I think it’s been about six months to a year? Maybe?

What is your preferred method? Top down, toe up? Which needles? Do you have a preferred heel type?
My preferred method is top down, with a turned heel, with the tiniest of needles!

Have you gifted socks? Were they worn, loved and appreciated?
I’m currently filling up a fish bowl with micro-preemie socks. When it’s full, they will be donated to a local NICU for use.

Could you make nothing but socks for the rest of your life and be happy?
Probably not. It’s too much fun learning how to knit different things!

One of the most addictive things about sock knitting is the amazing selection of fingering weight yarn that is available. What is your favorite yarn for socks? Do you prefer solid or multi-color yarn? Do you have a fiber preference?
I prefer multi-color, fingering weight yarn, yes. I think my favorite so far was Patons Kroy Socks in Gentry Grey. It’s a super fine, wool/nylon blend… SO SOFT!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

About Sunshine Blogger Award:
It is given to those who are creative, positive and inspiring while spreading sunshine to the blogging community.

As a small-time-blogger, it’s always nice when someone opens up an award or quiz to their readers. I feel that it helps to build the community and make people feel welcome. As such, I will say “Thank you!” and continue NothingButKnit‘s example… if you are reading this then consider yourself nominated!

Rules are simple:
a. Nominate 11 people and notify them via comment.
b. Ask them new 11 questions.
c. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
d. Display the award logo on your blog post.
e. Answer the 11 questions asked

  1. Dog or cat? Dogs.
  2. What is your least favorite food that other people love? Hot dogs.
  3. Where on Earth would you like to go but you know you never will? Why do you want to go there? Why will you not? Korea. The culture is very interesting to me, but I don’t have a travel buddy interested in going, so I probably won’t make it.
  4. What is your favorite household chore? Why? Make me love it too because I detest all of them. Vacuuming! I love driving that sucker (ha, sucker ;P) around and watching stuff get picked up and off my floors and baseboards and windowsills. Good times.
  5. Your house is on fire. All living creatures will get out safely but you can only grab one sentimental item. What do you grab and why? The stuffed horse I’ve had since I was tiny. I plan to pass it on to the next generation.
  6. Would you rather eat a slug or a spider? Ewww, neither.
  7. Do you prefer houseplants or cut flowers? Houseplants since flowers are a migraine trigger for me.
  8. What is the absolute hardest thing you have ever had to do for another person? Say goodbye.
  9. What was your favorite food as a child? Spaghetti?
  10. Be honest, do you exercise as much as you should? No, but that was mostly because I worked night shift for so long and had absolutely zero energy for working out. Now that I’m back on days, I can already tell that I’m more active, have more energy, and am moving more.
  11. Have you ever met someone and you felt like you knew them? Did the relationship continue and did the feeling continue? Once or twice, yes. I am very good friends with one of them and am currently in a long-distance relationship with another.

And, without further ado, here are my questions for you:

  1. If you had the world’s attention for 30 seconds, what would you say?
  2. What is the last book you read?
  3. Chocolate or vanilla ice cream?
  4. What is your favorite vacation spot?
  5. What is your favorite season?
  6. What is a skill you posses that you are proud of?
  7. Have you ever done something dangerous just because it was fun? What was it?
  8. If you could say one thing to the person you miss the most, what would it be?
  9. Do you recycle? Why or why not?
  10. When is the last time you visited a library?
  11. Did you enjoy these question?

If you decide to participate, please leave a link in the comments below so others can see your answers and play along. Looking forward to reading what y’all have to say!

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Knitting Quiz

Guess what? Yup, Nothing But Knit shared another fun quiz and I couldn’t resist joining in the fun… Here is the original post, if you also want to play.

  1. Share an image of a knitting pattern you love, but would probably never knit. There are a couple of nerdy patterns I’d love to make, but they are VERY intimidating.
  2. What is your favorite knitting technique? Um, I find that knitting rib stitch is very relaxing.
  3. Yarn: wool, alpaca, cotton, linen, help, silk, or acrylic? Wool or wool blend?
  4. Needles: wood, bamboo, metal, plastic, or casein? Some of my favorite needles are wood, but I’m also a fan of metal (bamboo, not so much)
  5. Would you go on a knitting vacation? Yes, in a heartbeat!
  6. Lace, fingering, sport, DK, worsted, or bulky? DK
  7. Do you eat while knitting? If so, what? Not really, no, I don’t want to get my yarn dirty.
  8. Speckled yarn: yes or no? Yes
  9. Favorite knitting slang word? Pretty sure Yarn Barf is my favorite, lol.
  10. Can you do anything else while knitting? I watch Netflix, hockey games, or hang out in party chat with my Destiny clan members while they play video games. 😛
  11. Favorite knitting pattern designer? Haven’t found a go-to designer.
  12. Favorite yarn brand? Don’t have one yet.
  13. Intentional felting: yes or no? I have no idea what this is, lol
  14. Who taught you to knit? A good friend was the first to teach me, while we were at a convention.
  15. What’s your next knit? I’ll be starting my mother’s sweater as soon as I’m done with the Alien Facehugger for a friend.
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40 Odd Things About Me…

Alright, so let’s see how ‘odd’ I am. 😀

1. Do you like mustard? Nope, can’t stand it (except in my family’s homemade spaghetti sauce)
2. Choice of carbonated beverage?  Root beer!!!
3. Ever traveled to another country? Yup, I’ve been to both Canada and Ireland.
4. Whiskey, Tequila, Vodka? …where did all the Rum go?
5. Hot dogs or Cheeseburgers? Cheeseburgers.
6. Favorite Type Of food:  Spaghetti
7. Do you believe in ghosts? Nope.
8. What do you drink in the mornings? Coffee or water, if I’m feeling healthy, lol.
9. Can you do a 100 pushups?  Nope.
10. Summer, Winter, Spring, Or Fall? Winter!!!
11. Favorite hobby? Reading (and knitting and video games and travel)
12. Tattoos? Nope.
13. Do you wear glasses? Yep, otherwise I’m totally blind.
14. Phobia? I have a stupid fear of the Xenomorphs from the Alien movies, but I don’t know why.
15. Nickname? Meesh, Shelf, Sly.
16. Three drinks you drink?  Water, coffee, and iced tea
17. Biggest Downfall? Impatience, maybe?
18. Rain or Snow? Snow, all the way.
19. Piercings? 4 ear piercings (1 in the left and 3 in the right)
20. Age? I’m as old as my nose and my two big toes and a little bit older than my teeth.
21. Taken or Single? Taken
22. How long taken or single? About a year now
23. Kids? None
24. Favorite color? Blues, greys, and greens
25. Employed? Full-time
26. Can you whistle? Yes.
27. Where were you born? Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia.
28. Brothers or Sisters? One each, both younger.
29. Ninjas or Pirates? Ah, here is where the rum has gone… Pirates.
30. Surgeries? Yes, I’ve had a frenulectomy, my wisdome teeth removed, and a mole removed for biopsy.
31. Religious? Trying to find my way back.
32. Shower or Bath? Shower and THEN bath 😛
33. Like gambling?  Not really, no.
34. Are you loyal? To a fault.
35. Broken bones? Nope!
36. How many tv’s in your house? Umm, 3?
37. Worst pain ever? Migraines.
38. Do you like to dance? Love it!
39. Are your parents still alive? My mother is, but my father is not.
40. Do you like camping? I like the idea of camping and would very much like to try it out again, now that I’m an adult.

These questions are originally from, Stitchedroots, via NothingButKnit.

If you’ve enjoyed reading this post, feel free to join. Please, leave a comment so we can read your answers and share in the fun!