I have answered quite a few of these questionnaires over the years, but here goes again
How long have you been knitting & how did you learn?
I've been knitting for about 8, almost 9, years now. I was taught at a class at Joann Fabrics, but didn't really get hooked until around 2004.
Would you consider your skill level to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?
I think at this point, I might start to call myself advanced. Though... there is still a lot I don't know.
What are your favorite colors? Any you dislike?
For mittens, I like something practical, but not black and white or black and red. Something that goes against the norm, but still looks classy. No rainbow mitts for me please
Do you like Latvian type patterns? If so, what are your favorite patterns?
I do, but couldn't tell you a favorite pattern. I do like the Nordic mittens from Interweave Winter 2006 (I think).
Do you desire mittens for yourself, your "special someone else" or your child?
What is the measurement from your wrist to the tip of your longest finger?
It measures about 8 inches.
What is the circumference of your hand at it's widest point?
What other things do you enjoy knitting?
I enjoy knitting socks and scarves
What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum)
I enjoy working with circular needles over straights any day. I've used both bamboo and aluminum, and I believe I prefer the aluminum.
What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
Can't think of anything I haven't knit that I'm dying to make. I'd like to make a sweater for myself. I guess I'd really like to make a pair of gloves for myself.
What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with?
Handmaiden Sea Silk
What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden? Cook?
I spin occassionally. I've really taken a liking to sewing lately. Other than that... not too much besides knitting in the way of hobbies
Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
Nope. Unless dog toys count. I'm apparently collecting them since I got a new puppy!
What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to?
I like coffees and teas.
Do you have any kids? Pets?
I have a cat and 4 month old Maltese. The dog is hypoallergenic, but the cat is not.
What is your favorite part of Winter?
The look of snow
What is your least favorite part of Winter?