2/5/08

Blog-a-rific nominations

I got a big double nomination from some of my buddies, so it gave me impetus to make my own list.



I have a long bloglines list, I will admit. I go through days when I can’t spin or knit and it kinda keeps me sane to read about all of you out there doing it. If you are writing regularly, I probably subscribe. For me, there are some blogs that are critical for my brain and they certainly MAKE MY DAY. In no particular order then:

Habetrot - It isn't just that she puts up tons of fiber-related photos. That would be enough, mind you. But the extreme quality of the finds, along with the witty commentary just puts her in the 'must see' list for me.

Yarn Harlot - ok, I am a groupie too, how could I not be? She reaches right through that screen and makes me knit things. She turns massive frustrations into humor and makes me laugh at myself and all the rest of the fiber world. What an amazing ability to see and to show us all. Thank you for sharing so much for so long.

Getting Stitched on the Farm - I first went to this site because I was most influenced by Kristin Nicholas designs from so many publications. But I got drawn in to the workings at the farm. Who doesn't want to look at all those great sheep? It is like a sheep soap opera, you just want to know what happens next.

The Independent Stitch - I have been a Deb fan from back at the CompuServe days. Her books are well thought out, aren't they? And I do so miss the editorial page from Spin-off. High fibery goodness here.

Enchanting Juno - Well, this woman is just a goddess, isn't she? Lovely, smart, very nice in person. I read every word she puts out. She has a brain in her head.

Knitting in Color - great patterns, nice technical two-color knitting, and another local.

Evilsciencechick - strange and funny. She should be writing for TV.

Maia Spins - great techniques from a very clever mind. And we know a lot of the same people. I wish she would show up at SOAR - perfect fit. Shouldnt' she be in the Swill group with the rest of us?

Carol's Blog - this one regularly makes me smile. And I get to hear about the other side of the pond. Both delightful people and wonderful photos.

Woven Thoughts - this is the most colorful, interesting place to explore. The tenacity to tackle those mammoth projects, finish them and with such style and especially grace. Whew, my head spins here.


Other category:
Cool Tools - I don't buy them; I just want to see what's new out there.
Stephen Fry - his charm comes through on posts dripping with wit.
Engadget - I can easily read a couple of hundred posts at a sitting.

Bloggers you wish posted more:
Nona Knits and Nona Swatches - The swatch portion might just be the most mesmerizing thing on the web for me. When she was posting every day, I would rush to the computer.

The Walker Treasury Project - my stitch addiction becomes clear when you go back and read all the posts. I can't get enough but again, there are no recent posts.

Beebonnet Report - Don'tcha just wish she would give us a daily update, especially with fiber pictures? Love her stuff.

Now, I have to go and catch up with everyone’s blog, I am behind as it was a heavy knitting day.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

You're a sweet pea.

Sara said...

Thank you! You have given me some new blogs to explore in your list, too. And now I will slink away, and try to find something inspiring and colorful to post about on my poor neglected blog.

S.

Nanette said...

Thanks for the nomination! It is so nice to read other local knitting blogs. Hasn't it been cold here lately? I keep waking up thinking I've accidentally moved to Minnesota. LOL

evilsciencechick said...

thanks! I promise some actual fiber content coming...eventually. When I'm done buying furniture and rearranging everything!

Kristin Nicholas said...

Thanks - I hope the sheep soap opera continues to entertain!