Knitter’s Virtual Vacation Swap Questionnaire

Bonjour swap pal! Feel free to leave a comment or email if anything here isn’t clear. Looking forward to a fun swap. : )

1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why? Washington/Alaska. I haven’t been to the Northwest yet (or the Northeast, for that matter, so I’d also pick Maine).

2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why? Can I pick Europe? : ) England, Italy, and Germany are my top picks… I studied Classics for a long time, and they have excellent museums (and sites) in these countries I’d love to visit.

3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries? When I was little, my parents drove to and back from Michigan for annual visits. On the East Coast, the states are all close together; it’s easy to go across state lines, so I got to visit quite a few when I lived there. Here in the Midwest, these kinds of road trip can take longer. I once had to go up to Winnipeg for a race; we were on the road for about 22 hours out of the 48 hours we were gone. I’d rather take a trans-continental train. : )

4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it? It’d have to be a tie between one of the Caribbean islands (Trinidad, St. Lucia, St. Vincent) or Istanbul. These places are exotic in different ways.

5. What was your favorite “travel” vacation? After my senior year in college, I was able to travel to Turkey with my parents for a week before they went on a Mediterranean sailing cruise. We spent a couple days in Amsterdam, then four days in Istanbul, and back up to Athens for one day before I flew back home.

6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain. Sure, when family or friends visit from out of town.

7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comber or an amusement seeker? Museums, sightseeing, and shopping. Beaches too if there’s an ocean nearby.

8. What’s your favorite type of yarn? Merino wool, or sock yarn. : )

9. What’s your least favorite type of yarn? Ladder/railroad yarn.

10. What items do you like to knit/crochet? Socks. I will pretty much knit everything else too.

11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation? Usually socks, but any small project will do, and any necessary notions (including a copy of the pattern). If it’s a longer trip, I’ll bring 1 or 2 extra projects.

12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet? Knitting is pretty much it. I’ve dyed yarn once, and hope to try it again someday.

13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise) Mohair and alpaca make me itch when worn next to the skin. For treats, nothing with peanuts, please.

14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite? Favorite all time color would be purple, but I like most deep, bold or muted colors. Pastels less so (these are better when they are mixed with deep colors). Least favorite color is yellow, but when there’s a little bit in a variegated colorway, that’s fine.

15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)? Either is fine with me. (But FYI I’m not crazy about mesquite or barbecue flavors.)

16. Anything else we are forgetting to ask that you think your partner desperately needs to know? Can’t think of anything. : )

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5 Responses to “Knitter’s Virtual Vacation Swap Questionnaire”

  1. Dave Says:
    June 12th, 2007 at 9:17 pm

    Woo hoo — welcome aboard! I’m not your swap pal … at least not yet. :-)

  2. mrspao Says:
    June 14th, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Come to England! :)

    Great questionnaire!

  3. Anne Says:
    June 18th, 2007 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks so much for getting this up, and welcome! Please keep your hands and feet inside the cabin at all times, and lets enjoy the ride! ;)

  4. Your virtual vacation pal Says:
    June 29th, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Hi! I’m so glad to find your blog and leave my first note-I’m your virtual vacation swap pal-vacations are always so much fun. I’m going to take you away to a lush green place with old mountains and beautiful views. It’s within the U.S. but has it’s own exotic flavor. This state is like no other in its creation and its topography. We are well paired because socks are my favorite travel knit as well and merino is my favorite yarn (mohair is pretty but tooooo itchy!) I love to shop and I love to find the perfect item. I’m unsure if we are allowed to tell where you’ll be going on your vacation until the end but I’ll drop hints.

  5. Rachell Says:
    September 7th, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Thanks so much for my grat package. I enjoyed my visit to MN, the booties and hat for child-to-be are adorable and the sweet goodies were great. I look forward to wrking on the project you sent also.

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