Liebster Award Nominees

Well here are my 11 nominees for the Liebster Award:

1. Tracey Cox

2. Pixelknit’s Ponderings

3. Nearlythere

4. My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

5. From the Purl Side

6. If and any

7. Klever Knits

8. Woolen Diversons

9. Weekend Knitter

10. Skeinny Dipping

11. Knitspiring Odyssey

These are my Questions:

1. Why did you start this blog?

2. What’s your favorite craft? Spinning, knitting, or yarn dying?

3. What is you favorite knitting, spinning, yarn dying, and/or general crafting book?

5. When did you start knitting, spinning, and/or yarn dying?

6. Why did you start crafting?

7. How long have you been crafting?

8. Favorite yarn brands?

9. What is your favorite type of project?

10. What’s your favorite knitting, spinning, and/or yarn dying magazine?

11. Favorite designers?

Please check out all of these blogs! I have been inspired and have learned various things from all of these blogs.

And to my nominees, thank you for blogging and sharing your love for your craft. I hope you all have the opportunity to participate in the award! I can’t wait to read your responses to my questions and to see who you nominate!

Patricia

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Liebster Award

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:                                                 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.

Questions

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.

 

The Good and the Annoying

Well the good thing that happened today is that the mailman/FedEx delivered my new yarn and knitting books today. What makes it even better is the fact that there were two different orders, one from knitpicks and one from webs and they both came today!

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This is the yarn from webs. It is fibranatura and the colorway is wild lime. I got because I plan on making the Gemini  short-sleeved sweater from Jane Richmond this may and the yarn was on sale so I couldn’t help myself.

This is the yarn I got from Knitpicks. It is from there city tweed collection and the colorway colbalt

This is the yarn I got from Knitpicks. It is from there city tweed collection and the colorway colbalt

I got this yarn because I really liked and wanted to make the Emily Raglan by Lacie Lynnae,, this was the yarn it called for, and they also had sales on books so I got free shipping that way.
I got this yarn because I really liked it and wanted to make the Emily Raglan by Lacie Lynnae, knitpicks dk yarn was the yarn it called for, and they also had sales on books so I got free shipping that way.

Now on to the annoying part I decided to be a good little knitter and block all of my most recent finished objects that were for myself. I am really bad about blocking. Like I never do it, unless there is seaming involved or the shape came out really wonky. But I have been reading a lot of blogs and I have been hearing about all of the benefits of blocking which has started me thinking so I decided I would turn over a new leaf with the new year and block all of my projects. So here is what my dinning room looks like since I decided to block tonight. And yes I have worn at least all of these projects at least once already, and some of these are clear from September.

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In this picture starting from the top you can see my rae, my raglan, my welted cowl, my holden shawlette, my bohemian hat, and my lovely leaves slouch hat.

Here's my boyfriend cardigan and a shot of the eucalan soap and t-pins I used.

Here’s my boyfriend cardigan and a shot of the eucalan soap and t-pins I used.

All in all today has been a great day in the world of yarn and knitting for me! I really hope that my raglan dries fast though because it is cold out and I would love to wear it to work tomorrow.