Monday, August 14, 2006

Funky Scarf Swap Questionnaire

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?

Do you prefer any fibers over others?

I don't like acrylic, but some blends are nice. I really like alpaca. And wool. I haven't knit with linen yet, but hope to sometime. I like all natural fibers, but don't like the idea of a cotton scarf.

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky!

Not as funky, but I like it:

I like the embroidery up the side.

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern?
Funky pattern

What are your favorite colors?
I like lime green, jewel tones, and bright or dark purple (more toward the blue side, not the red side). Pairings I like are lime green & hot pink, red-orange and turquoise, and bright jewel blue and silver.

What is your favorite piece of art?
I would have too hard a time deciding. I like Robert Rauschenberg, Dave McKean, Daniel Essig, the Pre-Raphaelites, Anne Geddes, and tons of others.

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face?
I have no idea. Probably orange or yellow.

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl?
I would prefer something that I didn't have to pull over my head.

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf?
Medium to thin width and medium to long length.

What is the climate like where you live?
North Alabama - cold enough for a scarf, but sometimes it would be more decorative than functional

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe?
One that would do both! Or one just to funk-up the wardrobe while using the cold as an excuse to wear it.

What else would you like your partner to know about you?
I am mostly a t-shirt and blue jeans type person, but I like classic / lacy / feminine stuff sometimes, too.


Anonymous said...

Good to know!
I don't want to give away too much, but on your recent trip you visited the town I live in and went to the yarn store that is ON MY STREET! Too weird!
How do you feel about lace? Funky enough?
-Your funky scarf swap partner

Astabeth said...

Woo Hoo! Lace is funky enough for me!

Anonymous said...

Any other bits you're looking for in a funky scarf? Bright? Fringy? Handspun yarn? The yarn the swap sponsor is offering?

Anonymous said...

Oh! I meant to ask-how do you feel about shawls? Round? Rectangular? Triangular? Or not at all?

Astabeth said...

Probably not fringy - I am a klutz and it will get slammed in doors, hung on stuff, etc. I haven't seen the yarn from the swap sponsor. Shawls are fine, I've never had one. Any shape is good. I just got yarn to do my first shawl but I won't let myself start until I get rid of some UFO's!

This is very exciting... no one's ever knitted me anything before!

Anonymous said...

Check out the swap blog for the yarn I referred to.
Glad your excited! I'm excited to knit something in colors I don't normally work with!

Astabeth said...

I like the blog yarn, but I will be happy with anything you want to knit!