Friday, June 08, 2007

Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap questionnaire

I've joined the Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap and need to have my questionnaire posted by June 30th. This one sounds like a lot of fun and I can't wait to get matched up and start shopping for my pal. There's still about a week left to sign up, but only as of this morning, only 20 spots were open so act fast if you're interested!

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why?
Hawaii and Alaska. They are 2 places that I really do want to visit and explore because they are both so unique and beautiful.

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why?
I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland (I’m part Irish). I’d also love to see and explore my way through Iceland, Scotland, Portugal and Italy. Touching down someplace in Africa would be a dream as well!

Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries?
The furthest I’ve driven was from New England to Virginia. I’ve driven to New Jersey several times, also New York and Pennsylvania and once to Canada many, many years ago. I’d love to have enough vacation time to do a real road trip sometime though!

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it?
No, no place I would consider exotic. The closest might’ve been when we went to Miami and spent a day going through some of the Everglades outskirts.

5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why?
Every May we head to Charlotte, NC for a week … its our annual trip to meet up with friends for the NASCAR race and I really look forward to it. Lots of things to see & do, lots of yummy food to eat and time to spend with friends that we only get to see once or twice a year. The area & locals are wonderful too – great place to visit.

Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state? Explain.
A little bit. I was born & raised in Gloucester, MA and moved to Southern NH about 6 ½ years ago. Before moving to NH, we vacationed in the White Mountains once per year and did all the touristy things. When we first moved here, we started to explore some of the local places but still have many “tourist spots” close to us that we’ve yet to visit.

Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker?
A little of all rolled in to one! I love to visit the touristy things in a new area, check out the sites & local food. Not much of a lay-out-on-the-beach person, but love to stroll the beaches later in the day. What about LYS seeker?!?!? I love finding the LYS when we visit other cities and states now.

What's your favorite type of yarn?
Alpaca … merino wool … superwash wool … handspun & hand painted … and of course, who doesn't love cashmere!

9. What's your least favorite type of yarn?
Cheap acrylic… acrylic has its place, but the real cheap stuff just does not.

10. What items do you like to knit?
Small projects are always wonderful because they are nearly instant gratification… Socks, fingerless mitts, hats, washcloths, bags…

What do you pack, knit wise when you go on vacation?
Usually 1 small project that is easily portable. For my last trip to Charlotte last month, I took a sock project bag with my current ankle sock project inside.

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit?
I’m just starting to dabble a little in beading… I want to learn to knit with beads and also to make some of my own stitch markers. I'm learning to spin on a drop spindle. I used to do almost every crafty thing when I was a kid though (ceramics, plastic canvas, macramé, etc.)

Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise)
I am very sensitive to cigarette smoke. I don't do well with floral smelling candles or soaps (i.e. rose, lilac).

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite?
Favorite colors are shades of purples, blues, reds… fall colors.
Least favorite colors are anything neon or too bright/gaudy.

Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)?
Ooh… I love some of each. Love sweedish fish, chocolate covered gummy bears, peanut butter cups, really good milk or white chocolate, macadamia nuts. Beverage wise - coffee (not too strong – love flavors & breakfast blends), Vitamin Water… and of course, good wine!

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know?
I’m pretty much an open book if you read my blog... as you can see, I love dogs! :-) I'm a Boston girl at heart (sports fan too - love my Bruins & Patriots). I also like Rachael Ray, some reality tv (Amazing Race, Big Brother, Hell's Kitchen), traveling, reading, NASCAR, touring wineries & LYS while on vacation......


Joan said...

Hi Nichole, according to your Q&A about yarn preferences, colors, etc, I suspect we were separated at birth! ;-p

Thanks for swinging by my blog. Hot as hades today in VT; good bye to our brief Fall interlude. Oh well!

Criquette said...

Happy Unwedded Bliss Day!

Kare said...

That was cool to read.
I'd love to see Alaska, too.
12 years, huh? Congratulations on that. That's so nice to hear! Hope you had a great celebration.

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