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.