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7. October 2010 15:21
by Jobo
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Lovely Blog Award... Awwww shucks!

7. October 2010 15:21 by Jobo | 2 Comments

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I received a pleasant surprise today - I was nominated for a "Lovely Blog Award" by Heather over at implausibleyarn!

Thank you very much for thinking of me :)  I read your posts regularly, but never would have dreamed that you read mine.  I'm flattered!

Here are the Rules:

Grab the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have newly discovered.
Contact those blog owners and let them know they've been chosen.

It's true that choosing only 15 blogs was the challenging part... since there are so many talented and interesting people out there posting about their creative lives.  Here is my short list of 15 Blogs to go and check out:

A Tail of 2 Goldens - Kim always cracks me up with her sense of humor and her adorable little Ernie stories!

Doilies are Stylish - Rebecca makes the most amazing lace pieces!  I love to see what she has on the needles... and drool a little :)

Colorless Blue - makes incredible spindle-spun yarns and knits them into fabulous garments.  I've been watching her spinning from afar for a while now.

Violently Domestic - Hunter is no newcomer to knitting or to blogging... but I've only just recently found her!  This woman's socks will... er... Knock YOUR socks OFF!

Fuzzy Noodle Knits - I have been following the beautiful spinning and knitting creations over the the Fuzzy Noodle for a while, but her work is just too fantastic to leave out here.  This one is a favorite of mine :)

Knit/Wit - Another talented lady.... I've also been following you for a while, but I so love your stuff... you also are one of my Yarn Rock Stars :)  I hope to be able to spin like you someday.

WhimsyKnits - Exquisite Handspun... and beautiful weaving!

BabyLongLegs - I love Sarah's handspun hats... and her colorsense :)

Pat's Knitting and Quilting - what can I say... this woman is the Queen of Incredible Handspun Items!  If I could sit down with anyone for a lesson... it would be Pat :)

EskimimiKnits - Beautiful Vibrant Color!  Fashionable knits, tempting yarns, and the best blog photography I've seen!

All for Love of Yarn - Angela dyes amazing rich colors into her yarns!  I've enjoyed our chats and getting to know you also :P

Micamynx - Her handpainted fibers are works of art in themselves... then she spins them up into some of the most even and beautiful yarns I've seen!

Designs by Romi - Shawl-tacular!  Shawl-riffic!  Shawl-tastic!  (drool drool... all of her designs are so lovely!)

CosmicPluto Knits - just because Laura Rocks.  Complete Knitting Rock Star.  nuff said!

Too Much Yarn... so Little time - another self admitted sock-yarn-a-holic... I enjoy reading about the way you "control" your stash.  Quite honestly, if I had access to the beautiful yarns you do... I'd be DROWNING in them because I'd never let any. of. them. go.  period!

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Phew!  That's quite a list!  I hope you all enjoy browsing the sites, and find as much inspiration and joy in them as I do :)

23. July 2010 09:00
by Jobo
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I won I won! and I got an email from Hunter Hammersen

23. July 2010 09:00 by Jobo | 2 Comments

So I'm just working away... and BAM!  I get an email from Hunter Hammersen pop up in my email notification...  and I think to myself:  "that's the woman who designs those cool socks!"   <<insert squeal of delight>>

I've won a contest from the blog Violently Domestic - Hunter's newest sock pattern AND a skein of Yarn from Barking Dog Yarns!

I have been watching Hunter's patterns online for a while now... hoping that someday I'd get to make one especially admiring "popped" and "nugatory."  I've been keeping my eye on yarns and waiting until the right one came along to match one of the patterns. 

Well I guess it's going to be quite easy to decide now! 

sky pirate yarn barking dog yarn

<-----"Sky Pirate" 100% Fine Merino Sock Yarn from Barking Dog Yarns

 

 

 

 

 

Nugatory - by Hunter Hammersen  ------------------------------------------>

 

 

I can't wait for the mail to get here :)

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