Sunday, September 02, 2007

Christmas Around the World Knitters Swap Questionnaire

How long have you been knitting? About 40 years on an off.
Would you consider yourself a Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced? Somewhere between intermediate and advanced.
Do you have any other hobbies besides knitting? Reading, scrapbooking, a little jewelry making.
Favorite color(s)? All shades of blue, green, purple. I like them all!
Do you collect anything? You mean besides yarn? Books, Maine lighthouses, Snowmen.
Are you allergic to any fibers or animals? I'm allergic to cats, smoke, perfume.
Do you have any pets? A beta fish, and a dear Maltese grandpuppy.
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate? Yes!
Cookies or Sweets? Yes! I'm a chocoholic.
Do you knit socks? I have knit a few pairs of socks - not my favorite thing to knit just yet.
If not socks then what? (tell us about your favorite knits) Felted bags, scarves, dishcloths, baby gifts, shawls (but not with laceweight yarn) - mostly projects that I can finish quickly.
Do you put up a Christmas tree? Yes
Favorite holiday treats? All those yummy baked Christmas cookies.
Favorite holiday smells? Cinnamon, pine, spice.
Do you celebrate Christmas in a traditional or unconventional way? Fairly traditional.
Please elaborate. Family, presents, Santa Claus, stockings hung by the chimney with care, too much food, etc.
What are your favorite holiday traditions? We all go to my daughter's house on Christmas Eve for dinner, then the whole family comes to our house for brunch Christmas morning. After brunch we open presents. During the week between Christmas and New Years we have a party for friends where we do a "yankee swap."
Finish the sentence: “For me Christmas is all about....” Family and friends.
If you were a Christmas ornament you would be…….? Hmm - maybe a snowman - but it would have to be an indoor snowman!
What was your favorite gift you've ever received? Or given? I have to think about this one - check back later!
When do you start your Christmas? Well - knitting begins in the summer, shopping begins in November. I teach 2nd grade so we start doing Christmas units, like Christmas Around the World, and making Christmas ornaments (yes we still celebrate Christmas at our school)at the beginning of December. Our Christmas concert and Christmas party all happen the week before Christmas.
Do you send Christmas cards? Yes
Do you make them or buy them? I make them.
What is your favorite Christmas dish? I like everything!
Carolers are at your door. What do you do? Give them some figgy pudding?
When do you open presents? Christmas eve or Christmas morning? Christmas morning.
Do you celebrate with family or friends or both? Both


Dorothy said...

I (almost) miss teaching young kids. Christmastime is so much fun with little ones!

Kim said...

Great answers to your questionnaire! I started my knitting for Christmas this summer too. I can't wait for this swap to start! It will be a lot of fun.

Knittymuggins said...

Thanks for sharing Jane! I like snowmen too and I think it's so wonderful that your school still celebrates Christmas! It seems like not too many do that anymore :( I hope you're enjoying the swap so far and thanks for filling out your questionnaire!