Guess what? It turns out I'm a:
Woo, hoo! Awe, thanks, Mel (of Girl Eats Soup)! I love reading Mel's blog (which I happen to think has a fantastic name, by the way)... there is knitting commentary, of course, but she also gives you wonderful little windows into her life and thoughts.
There are so many really Rockin' Girl KnitBloggers out there whose blogs I love to visit -- there's literally no way I could list everybody, so I'll highlight a few of you here. I'm sending this hot-pink award to (in no particular order):
Ok, I've broken 10, so I'd better stop.... but trust me when I say I could go on and on... and on.... I'm always learning new things from you, gaping in amazement at your latest exploits, and laughing (or occasionally, crying) as I read your blogs. You guys are all wonderful! Thanks!
Ok, as this is turning out to be a mostly pictureless post, here's a random yarn photo for your enjoyment:
(It's "Damasco" laceweight from Handpainted Yarn, if you're wondering.)
A while back I was tagged by Brandy of The Purl Parables for the Wiki Birthday meme. The rules are… you go to www.wikipedia.org and type in your birthday (only the month and day). Then you write down 3 events, 2 births, and 1 holiday.
1. 1851 - Isaac Singer granted a patent for his sewing machine.
2. 1908 - First Model T Ford built.
3. 1981 - Release of the IBM PC or Personal Computer
1. 1887 - Erwin Schrödinger, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961)
2. 1973 - Richard Reid (shoe bomber) -- well, isn't that lovely.
More recently, Anphoe tagged me for the "knitting stuff you've done or plan to do" meme. You bold stuff you’ve done, italicize stuff you plan to do one day, and use normal font for stuff you’re not planning on doing. Here goes:
Afghan/Blanket (baby sized)
Knitting with metal wire
Knitting with camel yarn -- got some in my stash, now to decide what to do with it!
Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL
Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn -- need to learn to spin first!
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Dyeing with plant colors -- sound fun!
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cozies…)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items) on two circulars
Knitting with someone else’s handspun yarn
Knitting with DPNs
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting with wool
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair -- I do this accidentally already...
Knitting in public
If you would like to answer either of these memes, consider yourself tagged!
Have a great weekend! I'll be back soon with more Mystery Stole 3 progress...