I was going to do a WIP Wednesday post, my Exploration Continuation is making good progress! I’m nearing the point of make or break with my decision to add more color and stripes. Of course, more data is good so I’ll get the next section started before I open it up to the committee for a decision!
Instead today, I’ll tell you about the Liebster Award, as I was nominated twice this week! The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers! It’s a way of spreading the love, letting bloggers know they’re appreciated and also introducing readers to new blogs they may not now about. It’s reminiscent of the chain letters I painstakingly wrote by hand as a kid! There’s rules…Here they are…
Here’s how the award works:
- Make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
- Nominate 5 -10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
- Ensure all of these bloggers have fewer than 200 followers.
- Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make eleven questions of your own for your nominees or you may use the same questions.
- Lastly, COPY these rules in your post.
Today, I’m just going to get to the first part, nominating other bloggers!
I’ll start with thanks to the ladies who nominated me, AndAlexAnd and Orange Smoothie Knits! It’s one thing to look at stats and see the numbers going up. It’s something entirely different (and far more rewarding) to have those ‘numbers’ become friends, especially knitting friends! There’s always room for more knitting friends!!
For my nominations, I wanted to start with something a little different…
Stitch Boom Bang — Not always knitting, lots of embroidery and I love seeing her work! She’s got the best taste in pop culture stitchery! In addition to amazing stitched likenesses of Hall and Oates, she wrote a full concert review, complete with twenty seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was to be used as evidence against us. (okay so it wasn’t 27 and they weren’t eight-by-ten, but they did have arrows and circles, and they did make me think of Arlo and the massacree at Alice’s Restaurant...so there’s that!) Next up…
Maggienesium at Project(s) in Progress! We’re both chemists, so there’s that! I love the clever moniker and she’s got the cutest little knit erlenmeyer flask as a profile pic. He’s so happy, it’s like he barely knows he’s full of toxic chemicals! Good for him! She’s got a Liebster Award post here!
Another of my favorites, who’s been nominated for a Liebster more than once, Wolfberry Knits. The first time she caught my attention was a post about renovating an old train car to use as a craft studio! It’s pretty awesome, I’m totally jealous! I haven’t seen a Liebster post yet from her, but keep an eye out, maybe we’ll get one soon!
Next up, may not technically qualify under the ‘rules’ but she’s certainly worthy of a mention, AndreSue Knits. Just as I discovered her blog, Andi was discovering video podcasting! I love her podcast and she’s become the standard by which I judge other podcasts. Unfortunately for them, most other podcasts don’t live up to her standards. I’ve watched some truly hideous videos on youtube…turns out some people think 3 and a half hours is an appropriate length for a blurry, poorly edited, disorganized podcast?? Ack! You’ll only get high quality video, with well organized and interesting discussion from Andi! She’s got great taste in yarns, colorways and patterns! Definitely check her out! The added bonus…it’s much easier to knit and watch a podcast than knit and read blogs at the same time! She’s also got a great Ravelry group!
That’s only four…but I’m out of time! And those are four good blogs to read! If you read those, guaranteed they will point you in the direction of more!
(I nearly signed off with ‘Happy Thursday’…that’s the kind of week it is! It sure feels like Thursday!)