Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Sarah's quiz

Thank you all for your feedback about problems with blogger, I know it sounds awful but I'm glad I'm not alone, I sometimes worry that while I wait for the page to load it never does and my blog disappears into cyberspace like all those comments.

I am joining in with Sarah from Sarahsweethearts  fun quiz this week, I know some of you have participated already and I have enjoyed reading your answers so here are mine.

Are you a multi crafter?
Yes I knit, crochet, sew a bit, have done cross stitch,Tapestry, embroidery, rug making, macramé (remember that?)

Do you like to knit or crochet more?
I prefer to crochet I never get tired of it but I like to knit too but just not as much.

What is your favourite brand of yarn?
I did like Robin Dk acrylic because of all the lovely shades, most of my lilac meadow blanket was made up of that, but I can't really give a favourite because I like so many.

Striped, variegated or solid?
I like it all equally.

How long have you been crocheting/knitting?
I have been knitting since I was eight years old thats 53 years!, and started crocheting about 35 years ago

Your preferred hook size?
4 mm with 5 mm a close second, then a 3 mm

Acrylic, wool, cotton or blends?
I prefer acrylic because of the huge variety of shades, it's 
versatility and it's price, wool makes me itch and I can't tolerate it next to my skin, I love working with cotton too and cotton blends

Do you like a regular handle or a thicker handle...such as a wood covered, clay covered, etc.
I prefer these 
the handles are kinder to my hands

and then these because the colours make me smile.

Do you donate or gift most of your items?
I donate most of the things I make and gift to those who appreciate a handmade gift (lots don't)

What sort of charities do you donate to?
I will donate to any charity whose need is the most urgent, I have been known to drop everything to make something that is urgently needed but I prefer to make baby and preemie items.

Some of the very diverse items I have made for charity 
(please just ask if you want information about any of these items)

What is your main reason for being a yarn/textile enthusiast?
It defines who I am I can't help it, picking up a crochet hook is as natural to me as breathing and to know that the thing that I love to do most can help someone in need is like the icing on the cake.

 What hook size do you not have in your collection?
I have every size from 2mm to 9mm although I have worked with very fine steel hooks in the past it doesn't appeal to me now and anything thicker than a 9mm hurts my hands.

How did you learn?
I learnt at school on short yellow plastic needles but my grandmother taught me how to make kettle holders with steel needles and I never looked back, all her neighbours gave me scraps of wool, I made lots of kettle holders in bright pretty stripes

I taught myself to crochet from this book 

Any other questions/answers you'd like to ask or share?
What other crafts would you like to try?
I would love to be able to quilt, I envy those who can.

That was fun I hope that you enjoyed my answers if you would like to join in with the quiz and I hope you will because I would love to read your answers too you can find out all about it here

If you haven't already you can find
 Debi's answers here
Kate's here
and Sarah's here

Hope you are all having a fabulous week. :)

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  1. Great to read more about your yarny experiences! xx

  2. I loved reading all of your answers. Your replies sound a lot like mine that I will be posting tomorrow. I love the thicker crochet hooks you have. I have never seen them before. My hands have been struggling with holding the thin hooks.

  3. I enjoyed reading your answers Linda. (thanks for the link) :)

  4. Love your answers Linda! :) I've been having problems with blogger too, I can't leave comments on some of the Google+ blogs.

  5. I enjoyed reading something about you and your craft universe Linda! Have agreat day!:::Silvia

  6. Loved reading your answers, Linda :-) I'd like to learn to quilt, too. Thanks for the link.

  7. It was interesting to read more about your crafting bent Linda - I reckon your Grandma would have been so proud of you :) xoJoy

  8. Great to learn a bit more about you, through your answers to the quiz. Hope you get your blogging probems sorted soon.
    Jacqui xx

  9. Lovely answers...You are indeed a talented woman...

  10. I loved learning a bit more about you Linda, I prefer those hooks myself, very easy on your hands.

  11. Nice to get to know you better Linda!

  12. I am playing a bit of catch up in blogland today, this is such a great post Linda. It's lovely to learn more about you.


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