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2021 12 Days of Christmas Q&A

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Is there anything you forgot to put on your Qs you wish you had?

Ermmmm a winning lottery ticket!  


If you were down with knitted or crocheted items:
do you prefer a wearable or amigarumi? If wearable, is there something you’d really like? If amigarumi anything you love?

I definitely prefer amigurumi, afghans/blocks, mandalas, doilies, etc. if crocheted unless tunisian crochet.  I don't have a need for anything knitted since I'm too hot 99.9999999% of the time and wear t-shirts/camis/capri pants/open toe sandals pretty much all year but there are quite a few knitted amigurumi on my "make for me" list on Ravelry.   I'm 100% a yarn snob though and prefer merino or merino/silk.  Silk and silk/linen are ok too.  Tencel is good.  I'm not a fan of MCN or cashmere in general because of the pilling; same goes for single stranded yarn in general.  Plied is my friend.  No variegated yarn on wearables.  Pretty much any yarn is ok for amigurumi though.


Teeturtle is having one of their megasales - any tshirts, or whatever, that strike your fancy? Size/fit?

I'm a Women's 2x at Teeturtle and I LOVE their shirts but unless they've dramatically sped up, their shipping may be too slow for this swap?  Unless you have it shipped direct.   Ummm I Lovecrafting would be great.  I'll look more tomorrow; I might have a bunch on my Amazon wearables wishlist (I use the universal wishlist button so they go directly to teeturtle.)



What is the best book you've read recently?

I'm not good at rating books or "recently".. (time is such an illusion for me!)   Right now I'm reading "A Chorus of Dragons" by Jen Lyons and need to start book three (but I keep getting interrupted by library books becoming available.)  Just finished "The Other Side of the Sky" by Amie Kaufman.   Last night I started "Child of Light" by Terry Brooks.    My favorite books off the top of my head are The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss, The Locked Tomb (however many, no longer a trilogy) by Tamsyn Muir, and all of the Fitz & Fool books by Robin Hobb.  And the Naomi Novik Scholomance books.  Oh, and the Murderbot books.  


What are some examples of decorations you would enjoy?

I have ornaments on my amazon holiday wishlist and on my etsy wishlists (especially the ones under Krampus.)  NMBC ornaments FTW!  (links to my wishlists are in my Signature under SW help.)  Skeletal unicorns, bats, krampus, .... 


Is there any kind of accessory or product you'd want for your hair?

I could use more stretchy cotton headbands.  There is some hair color I'd love under my bath/beauty wishlist on Amazon.


What is your jewelry style?

I only wear silver colored and I'm allergic to most metals, so I don't actually wear much jewelry.  I would like to get my ears pierced again someday, this time with a bit of a larger gauge.  I can wear sterling silver and surgical steel.


Are you interested in fandom themed items based on the movies/shows you're into?

Nightmare before Christmas, yes yes yes.  


Are you interested in spicy sauces/jams etc?

yes!  I love pepper jelly and jalapeno level spicy things.


Are you interested in Thai snacks? e.g. Thai brand crisps, wafer roll type things, savoury small crackers

I buy the coconut rolls in bulk at costco so I'm good there.  I'm picky about organic and stuff and I'm trying to cut back on cracker type things.  


I make light-weight yarn-and-silk-ribbon hair falls. Would you be interested in getting some?

Maybe?  black and purple forever!


What are your favorite animals or mythical creatures?

Bats, ferrets, corvids, pit bull type dogs, narwhals, dolphins, whales of all types, rats, my sweet piggies/goats/sheep.  oh, duh, horses.  Especially Friesians.

Hippocampus, fantasy equines of all kinds (kelpies, unicorns, pegasus, any type of mythical water horse or mythical creature with horse form.)  Gargoyles/grotesques of all sorts.  


I actively support Defenders of Wildlife and am curious if any of these would be of interest?   
I love everyone!   All the ones I looked at were $$$$$ though.


I'm candying citrus peel this year. Oranges, mostly. Is that something you would like? Chocolate dipped? What about homemade caramel sauce?
OMG YES.  YES.   And more YES.  to everything.


Do you like adult coloring books at all and if so do any of the ones from this store strike your fancy? 
Not a coloring person, sorry.  


how do you feel about solid perfumes? 

Not a fan.  Honestly most perfume right now isn't working for me because of my respiratory issues and my skin breaking out with contact.  


Is there anything in particular you'd want from the UK?

Bird & Blend tea!  Whittards tea!  Chocolate!  LUSH!  Future Primitive!  Anything else I need to try!  (Jaffa cakes?)  Pudding steamer!  Sticky toffee pudding recipes!  Christmas crackers (do yours have better gifts inside than ours?  ours suck most of the time.)  good wine gums!  alllll the things!


Are you ok with paper books at all?

It depends on the book.  I'm ok with coffee table books, cook books, knitting pattern books, etc. (I can take a photo or scan the pages I want to use and then use them digitally in the event of cook/pattern books) but I have a really hard time reading paperback novels because of my eyes.  I don't have any reading glasses and I'm constantly fighting with my prescriptions at the doctor because I feel blind all the time.  Either they give me a too strong prescription so I can't see *anything* close up at all or too weak and I can't see the TV or road signs.


Do you already have expansion packs for your fave card games?

I pretty much only have two card games - Exploding Kittens NSFW version (no expansions) and Unstable Unicorns - the control box and the chaos box both from the kickstarter (no other expansions, no main game.)  My son has Cards against Humanity and Joking Hazard but I don't know which expansions he has or needs.  I'd love CAH because I do have "special" cards for it (I joined their "Holiday Bullshit" every year they had they ran it!)


Are you interested in perfume samples/decants, or only full sizes?

I'm really not a fan of decants or samples, they usually go to live in a box and are never seen again.  Unless it's something I *REALLY* want to try or really love and can't get.  Yep, there's that duality.  But any imps that are from the lab and aren't special ones, I've probably already tried (except for the new RPG's.)  I don't mind receiving them; I'll just give them away with sales / swaps though.


Are you interested in oracle decks?

I like oracle decks!   I just received one from a kickstarter; The Knitters Oracle (Alex Tinsley.)


How about wax melts?

I love all scented things (even if my lungs don't) and I do have multiple wax burners.


how do you feel about fruit infused sugar/syrup? I have epic amounts of both, due to my candying this year. I have lemon, citron, orange and cherry.

YES PLEASE.  Either sugar or syrup or both.  All the flavors sound good.


how do you feel about candied quince?


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