Saturday, July 28, 2007

An award, a meme, and a meme...

An award:

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):

So KnitPicky
Iris G
Monica PDX

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 meme:

A while back I was tagged by Brandy of The Purl Parables for the Wiki Birthday meme. The rules are… you go to 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.

Zaraday (Discordianism)

A meme:

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)
Garter stitch
Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down
Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn -- got some in my stash, now to decide what to do with it!
Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down
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
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Knitting with your own handspun yarn -- need to learn to spin first!
Graffiti knitting
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian 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
Olympic knitting
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 smocking
Dyeing yarn
Knitting art
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting
Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self-patterning/self-striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Freeform knitting
Short rows
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/arm warmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair -- I do this accidentally already...
Hair accessories
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...


Emily said...

Mmm - what will you do with that Damasco? Something involving seeing the light - or a dramatic change halfway through the design???

Kasia said...

Thank you I feel honoured to be nominated by you!
Yarn looks fab! What are you going to knit from it? Can't wait to see :D

Kirsten said...

Ooooo, that Damasco is a gorgeous color!!

juliet said...

wow - great project list! But no doubt you'll acheive that sooner than others I'm sure - after all you are an octopus!!! I love the finished top - it is delectable, very pretty colour and a lovely fit.

Amy said...

Aw, thanks so much! Those are some cool memes, and I *love* that yarn. What are you planning for it?

Bobbi said...

oooh, that yarn is scrumptious!

SJ said...

Hey, thanks for the tag/shout out! I've enjoyed reading your blog as well--especially to see what the cats are wearing!

Shannon said...

Beautiful lace weight yarn...I cannot wait to see what you decide to do with it. :)

Brandy said...

Aww thanks! I feel totally Rockin! If I had been honored first, I would've named you too!

Susan said...


Peaches & cream or maybe a 50/50 bar???

Delicious colorway.

Must stop licking monitor and check out link so I can fondle my own Damasco

Kara said...

You really do rock! The yarn is fab...

Mel said...

Yeah Rockin' Gal! I'm looking forward to visiting all the blogs you've linked.

Thanks for the compliment. I better get some posts up! The curtains have been shut on the "windows of my life" for a couple of weeks now...

Whatever shall you be using that gorgeous yarn for? It's bikinis maybe?

Laiane said...

I am honored by your nomination (although I think your cats may have been making subliminal suggestions to you...). I always appreciate your comments on my blog, too, btw.

Love the yarn pr0n photo! I can't wait to see what its Higher Purpose is.

Grace said...

Love that yarn!!! I am totally tempted to order from right now!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! And thank you so much for the nomination--I'm so honored.

What are you going to do with that gorgeous yarn??

Lis said...

Hey, can you drop me a note at info AT This is Lis. Thanks for the clicks from your site! I love your blog and I just have a quick question for you:)

soknitpicky said...

Thank you so much!! I have not been a good blogger this month though--too wrapped up with the move. I do have an FO and a WIP to post about soon (if only I could close on my house and be able to concentrate on my knitting! argh!)

amber said...

thanks for the "Rockin' Girl Blogger" comment on my blog. There are so many great blogs out there. And your post is great because it brought a few more to my attention :)

Iris G said...

Thank you for the nomination! Now I have to go and check out what this is about ;-).
I missed the chance to buy laceweight merino from Handpainted Yarn more than a year ago and still can't get over it!

anphoe said...

Yay, I got an award. Thanks so much!

LizKnits said...

That pencil sketch camisole is just beautiful. Congrats on a very well done project!