I am so excited right now. I’m enjoying my job at Michael’s and I am part of a secret knitting pal exchange through facebook. I just got my pal’s name two days ago, and I already have some things for her package as well as so much more planned. Since I can’t talk about it in case she sees my blog, I thought I would post some things about me that might help my secret pal. Here are some things I think my pal might find interesting (for those reading who are not my secret pal, here are some interesting tidbits about me):
I work at Michael’s Craft store. I just started working here and it has been so much fun. I really want to collect a bamboo needle set, but the needles are sold separately at Michael’s. So far, I only have a pair of dpns size 8 in bamboo, and I love them.
I use acrylic, especially Caron Simply Soft. I make blankets for charity that are required to be from acrylic, so I already have a lot of acrylic. I would welcome any yarn, but hope for new brands I’ve never tried before (which is mostly anything that can’t be found in Michael’s or Walmart).
I am just getting into the fiber world, so I don’t know that much about brands. Right now my favorite brand is Cascade 220, but I’m also interested in merino and alpaca. I like Lion Brand wool ease and classic wool, as well as Patons classic wool. I would, however, like to try new brands and better yarns. I don’t really like cotton unless it is mercerized. I have sensitive skin, therefore, I don’t think mohair would agree well with me. I do fine with wools.
I will be a senior in college this year, and I want to make a lace shawl throughout the entire year as a special project to work for my senior year. I have just started my first lace project and I am already loving it. I want to get some really nice alpaca lace or fingering weight yarn in a pastel color (blue or purple) to make a circular or triangular lace shawl.
I’m a writer, so I love composition books, legal pads, notecards, and cheap Bic pens. I read constantly and have quite a library. I shop at Border’s Bookstore. I am also a huge Harry Potter fan, but I already have Charmed Knits.
I do not like Starbucks. Odd, I know, but I am a Jamba Juice girl. My favorite Jamba is Strawberries Wild (I love strawberries, as I mentioned). There is one on campus, so I frequent it often.
Here is a list of more specific colors I like: blue (all shades), purple (all shades, including and especially fuchsia), pink (all shades), melon colors, oranges (except for burnt orange), greens (except olive tones), creme and white but I don’t use them that often, ruby red (my grandma’s favorite color, so it has sentimental value), black as an accent color, yellow (all shades).
I hope this helps and I can’t wait for my first package. I love surprises, and I am looking forward to getting real mail.