Thursday, June 14, 2007
Knitter's Virtual Vacation
Borrowing the questionaire from Knitter's Virtual Vacation Swap. The swap was closed before I discovered it, but I'm happy to do my own virtual vacation. If anyone wants to join me, I'm glad to do a swap too. 1. If you could visit any state in the US, which would it be and why? I’ve been dreaming of an Alaska cruise for a long time. The woman sits next to me at work is on an Alaska cruise right now, so I got quite an earful of her planning for the last few weeks. I’m sure there will be interesting pictures when she comes back. Two of my friends had driven to Alaska (8,000+ miles from California) on extended trips through Canada. I’d love to be able to do that one day. 2. If you could visit any country in the world, other than your own, which would it be and why? I really should take Henry to China (and his dad too). They haven’t had a chance to meet my dad and my hundreds of relatives. Maybe that’s why we haven’t made it. After the obligation of visiting China, I’d love to take a nice long tour of Europe. I’d like to rent a house or apartment somewhere, live like the locals for a few months. Then move to the next spot. That’s my kind of travel. 3. Have you ever driven across several states/providence/countries? For our honeymoon we drove from Tahoe, where we got married, to Yellowstone, then went up to Montana, Idaho and came back through Washington and Oregon. Couple of years later we drove to Oklahoma for a genealogy trip for my husband. 4. Have you ever visited someplace you consider exotic? Where was it? I traveled across Hai Nan island in China when I was in college. We rode on the back of motorcycles through the mountains and visited villages. It’s a very undeveloped part of China. 5. What was your favorite "travel" vacation? Why? Two summers ago we went to Shady Creek Family Camp for a week. It’s an all inclusive camp in the Sierra foothills, with lots of planned activities, movies, kids games. A whole week with no cooking, cleaning, looking for things to do to entertain my family, I can do that any time. I was going to link to the Shady Creek website, but I found this instead. Apparently they couldn't make enough money to keep up with the loan and now have to sell the camp. I'm glad we didn't have plan to go there this year, but very sad such a wonderful camp had to close its door. 6. Have you ever played tourist in your own home city/state (if international, country)? Explain. I went on a city hike with some friends in San Francisco a few years ago. It was my first time to see Crissy Field. I even had a picture taken at Golden Gate Bridge. 7. Are you a museum visitor, beach comer or an amusement seeker? Museum any day. 8. What's your favorite type of yarn? Hand painted high quality wool, alpaca, or cashmere. 9. What's your least favorite type of yarn? Craft acrylics. 10. What items do you like to knit/crochet? I mostly knit sweaters for myself. I knitted for others before and it’s just too hard to figure out what people want, and lucky if they’ll still want the same thing by the time I’m done knitting. Not worth the work. 11. What do you pack, knit/crochet wise when you go on vacation? Socks, or fine gauge sweater if it’s not too big yet. 12. What other crafts do you do/would like to do other than Knit/Crochet? I try to do some scrap booking, or at least keep all the pictures organized. 13. Are you allergic to anything? (Yarn wise or treat wise) Not allergic, but my body doesn’t handle large amounts of diary or alcohol very well, especially when combined. 14. What is your favorite color? Least Favorite? I’m into purples, greens and blues lately. I don’t dislike any color, as long as they don’t clash with each other. 15. Sweet or Savory (Treat not personality)? Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.