Potpouri Post

This post will have a little of this and a little of that.  First, I have to thank the desert knitter who nominated me for the Liebster Award in one of her recent posts.  I did not what this was all about and so I did a little digging on the good old internet.  The best description I read was that it is the blog equivalent of a chain letter.  Bummer – I was looking for a place to hang my new award!  But, when I continued to read it was started to promote smaller bloggers and share some blog love so cool beans!  I’ll take any award I can get.  Now, on with my reigning duties 🙂

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The rules:

  1. Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
    Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  2. Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  3. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  4. Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.
  5. Lastly, COPY these rules in your post.

My nominations (with my own caveat):

I hate to pressure anyone into doing this so I will share here some of my favorite blogs that have less than 200 followers.  If they would like to participate that would be awesome, if not I totally understand.  So, in no particular order:

  1. Windy Wonderings
  2. This Knitted Life
  3. writeknit
  4. Crafting Mommy of Two
  5. little church knits

And, now the questions:

1. What got you into blogging?

Well, actually I started out with a private blog to keep in touch with family and friends while I spent 3 weeks in Australia. They all loved it and as time went by it evolved into a travel and knitting blog.

2. What does your perfect day look like?

My perfect day would start with a little sleeping in, getting up and having a cup of my favorite French tea and perhaps catching up with my DVR and knitting.  And, then heading out somewhere with my friends and just enjoy whatever we end up doing.

3. What’s your favorite item to knit? Shawls, sweaters, socks or something else entirely?

I love knitting hats and anything for other people!  I do also enjoy a nice sock 🙂

4. Are you result-driven knitter or is it more about the journey?
Ah, an age old knitting question.  I believe my knitting is more about the journey.  I love trying new stitches and techniques and am up for trying to knit whatever seems interesting.  When the knitting gets boring, it goes to time out!

5. What’s your favorite TV-show, movie or book?
Book – easy Eat, Pray, Love and movie – easy When Harry Met Sally.  TV show – that depends on the day and the week but Amazing Race is always a can’t miss for me.

6. What’s your favorite yarn / fibre?
I love me some alpaca – it’s just so soft and fuzzy and alpacas are so stinking cute!

7. Do you have a favorite go-to pattern? If so which is it?
No, not really.  I’m not a huge fan of knitting the same thing multiple times (see answer to #4 above).  I have a friend who made 3 or 4 Oakland shawls and could not believe it.  But, I do sell knit baby hats and through that have made several hats of the same pattern because I get multiple requests.

8. What’s your favorite podcast or vlog?
Shoot – this one is hard!!  On the knitting front – I’ve already confessed my love the Prairie Girls and Isabelle at Fluffy Fibers and I do enjoy Emily at Knitting Butterfiles.  On non-knitting, my two favorite are White Wine, True Crime (not family friendly, at all but very funny) and Star Talk with Neil de Grasse Tyson where I always learn something.

9. What’s your favorite Etsy shop?

Two hard ones in a row!  I try to buy my yarn in person because I like to see and touch it before I buy but I have ordered and loved yarn from these shops: Fab Funky Fibers, Destination Yarn, Lollipop Yarn and Artistic Yarn by Abi.

10. Do you have any children or pets? Names, age, pics and all the details.

As I tell everyone – I have nothing that relies on me for food or water 🙂

11. What’s your favorite food?

Well, chocolate in pretty much any form!

I’ll go ahead and pass these along to my nominees should anyone want to play 🙂

Now, I think it’s Boston Jen from the Down Cellar Studio Podcast who has a segment on her podcast called Knitting in the Wild and I think accurately describes my Facebook interaction this week.  A friend had posted a pic of a little girl, age 7 who she was watching.  Said awesome 7 year old loved to knit and the picture showed her knitting.  Of course, this required more than a simple like.  Turns out this person has other knitting friends.  Her other knitting friend commented on the picture and stated that she knit so she doesn’t kill anyone.  Don’t we all, don’t we all!!  She went on to post a picture of her current WIP and I immediately had to comment as the yarn looked very familiar.  Turns out I was right – it was Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow by White Birch Fiber Arts.  This stranger and I went out for about 15 minutes and finally our mutual friend piped in and said ” I love that yarn can bring strangers together. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy!”  What a great way to end a post!

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