Hello to all of my wonderful followers! Just recently I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Mika, author of the blog The Novelty Knitter! I was honored and more than happy accept, I never imagined that my blog would be as popular as it is now and I only have you all who read the blog to thank for my success.
These are the rules to the Liebster Award:
1. Answer questions from the blogger who nominated you.
2. Nominate 11 new blogs with 500 followers or less.
3. Post 11 new questions for your nominees to answer.
4. Tag your nominees and leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been nominated.
1. Why did you start this blog?
I started this blog after my friends who were knitters graduated from college and moved away leaving me with no one to talk about knitting with. So I created this blog essentially as an outlet to talk about my knitting and whatever other crafts I was currently into so I wasn’t boring my friends and family who weren’t knitters.
2. What are your goals for your blog?
Honestly I never imagined anyone would ever read my blog or at least not read it regularly. I guess if I had to choose a goal it would be just that my blog would be inspiring, helpful, and encouraging to whoever choose to read it.
3. What are your sources of inspiration?
My sources of inspiration are vast. I am inspired by other knitters, crafters, spinners, nature, design, art, people, and well just the world around me.
5. What are your other hobbies besides blogging?
I have many hobbies. Of course I love to knit and spinning is also becoming a favorite of mine. I also like to sew, take photos, make jewelry, and do other crafts.
6. Why did you start crafting?
Honestly I have no clue why I started crafting, I have just been doing it as long as I can remember. I guess I craft because it makes me happy to create things.
7. How long have you been crafting?
I have been a serious crafter since 2009, but I have been doing crafts for as long as I can remember.
8. Favorite yarn brands?
Oh this question is a tough one. I would have to say that Northbound Knitting is one of my all time favorites. I also really love Madelinetosh. Those two are at the top then my other favorites are: Brooklyn Tweed, Quince & Co., Malabrigo, Manos Del Uruguay, Cascade, Dream in Color, and Luna Grey.
9. What is your favorite type of project?
My favorite project type would have to be either sweaters or shawls. I seem to make those the most.
10. Vogue Knitting or Interweave?
I’m definitely an Interweave person. I have actually never purchased a Vogue Knitting magazine.
11. Favorite designers?
This is another tough one to narrow down, but here it goes. I like Jane Richmond, Babycocktails, Lisa Mutch, Veera Välimäki, Shannon Cook, Alicia Plummer, Savory Knitting, Bristol Ivy, Amy Miller, Martina Behm, Hilary Smith Callis, Isabell Kraemer, Cecily Glowik MacDonald, Hannah Fettig, Dieuwke van Mulligen, Gudrun Johnston, Stephen West, Hiroko Fukatsu, Jared Flood, and Melissa Schaschwary. I know there are even more designers that I like, but these are the ones that I either have made quite a few projects from or am planning to make more of their designs in the near future.
*I will post the people I nominate and their questions in my next post.