Tuesday, 7 August 2007

The Lure of the Swap

That's it, I've decided- I'm going to lose my swap virginity to Knit 1 Tea 2.
I have resisted for so long, but the idea of special tea from strangers is just too compelling....

Knit 1 Tea 2 Color Swap Questionnaire

Q:Do you like loose tea or bags, or both – something you want to try?
A: I like both. But if someone sends me loose tea, I'd like it if they could send a strainer of some kind, too.

Q:What is your favorite kind of tea (Brand, flavor, variety, etc)?
A:I prefer white and green teas, flavoured blends with those are wonderful! I've had a tropical fruit green tea that rocked my world recently.....

Q:Favorite color in regards to tea or one you would like to try? (black, green, red, and white) (keeping in mind that this is how this swap is set up).
A:White and Green are my favourites.

Q:Would you say you were a tea pot kind of person or just a hot water heater kind?
A:I do both.

Q:What tea accessories would you like but have never purchases for yourself?
A: One of those little tea bag plates. I can't bring myself to buy one, but they make so much sense. Or a seriously cute milk and sugar set. I covet those.

Q:How do you prefer to be pampered? (examples: mani/pedi, bubble bath, yummy treat, etc).
A: Moisturizers or tasty treats, please!

Q:If you were a kind of yarn what would you be and why?
A:I'd be a squishy soft merino.

Q:If you had to knit/crochet baby booties, a fun fur scarf, or a fair isle sweater, which would you choose and why?
A: The booties- I've been working on too many big things, I'd want something small just to finally have an FO!

Q:What other event would make you skip a tea party? (A garden party? A book club meeting? A yoga class? Opening night for a new action thriller? etc?)
A: A hot date. A good movie. Combine both and you might not hear from me for days....

Q:What treat would you consider essential at your tea party? (Sweet? Salty? Scones? Those petite pastry trays with a couple of all sorts of things? Little crust less sandwiches?)
A: Sweet treats, like cupcakes.

Q:When buying yarn for a project how do you choose - do you buy the one called for or do you substitute?
A:I substitute most of the time- I find a lot of patterns call for ridiculously expensive yarns! I'm not interested in spending $100 for shawl yarn. Maybe that makes me cheap. I think it just makes me sane.

Q:What do you carry your knitting/crocheting in when on the go?
A:A ziploc bag in my purse. I have needle holes in every purse, and I get jabbed in the ribs ocassionally.

Q:Favorite movie to watch while knitting/crocheting?
A:Anything, really. I'm not that fussy. I watch a lot of CSI when I knit.

Q:Are you a traditional tea cup kind of person or a mug type of person? Do you care if they match?
A:Mugs all the way- and matching is for wedding china, not daily life.

Q:Favorite childhood birthday party?
A:Anyone's but mine- my birthday is 2 days before Christmas and drowned out in the seasonal festivities.

Q:Favorite type of scone and jam?
A:classic scones with clotted cream and strawberry/raspberry jam (suddenly I'm starving....)

Q:If you use candles, what is your favorite scent?
A:Vanilla or apricot.

Q:If you could choose 3 people to have 'tea' with, who would they be and why? (famous or not, living or dead).
A:My mom, my aunt, and my grandmother, before she got Alzheimers. Because I remember what that used to be like, and it was always a great time. The women in my family are strong, earthy, hyper, and funny as hell. To sit at a table with them is to remind myself how truly lucky I am to have family like that.

Q:You've been invited to a tea party, what 'props' will you wear (formal or casual)?
A: Who knows what I'll wear, but I'll be bringing my manners. I think good manners are the best props around.

Q:Any allergies/preferences you have or are willing to admit to?
A: I don't deal well with anestethic, but I'd seriously question my swap pal if that was in any way relevant....

Q:Anything we missed that you want your pal to know?
A:I don't like cartoonish or overly frilly/girly stuff. Not to appear ungrateful, but I'm not going to use a pink mug with a cartoon daisy or a shoe on it. That's just not me.


Channon said...

Wow! I'm honored that you couldn't resist our swap. (And that loose tea looks a lot like my beloved Harney's Chinese Flower...)

Wendy said...

It's good to know you trust this group to give your swap virginity to!
Welcome aboard!

Mary said...

Glad to have you join our tea swap!