Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'd Like to Thank the Academy . . .

I swear that when I'm at work I get these flashes about blogging. I'll be cranking away on a project and something will occur to me and I'll think, "Perfect!! I want to blog about that!!" And then, of course by the time I get home, my mind - sieve that it seems to be lately - has completely forgotten all the things I thought were so brilliant . . . And so it is again, today :-S

Oh well.

I had at least 5 ideas today and instead of being witty and brilliant (it could happen [thank you, Judy Tenuta]), I'm a melon head. Alrighty then. . .

So imagine my great melon-headed surprise to find that Cheryl over at Knitting Knut nominated me for this kewl ribbon because she likes this blog! Thank you so much, Cheryl!! :-) I've gotten a few ribbons for my African violets, but I never got an award for my blog before, so this is a total first. I'm really glad you like to visit here, and I hope you will come back again and again!!

Cheryl and I met at The Loopy Ewe's Spring Fling event in April of this year. She spent some time watching me spin, although I couldn't get her to sit down and try it out. Hopefully we'll be in the same place again sometime with a spinning wheel close by - maybe I'll be able to convince her to try it out :-)

Now - the rules seem to be as follows:
1. Post the award on your blog (check!)
2. Ad a link to the person who gave you the award (check!)
3. Nominate at least 4 others (coming right up!)
4. Leave a comment on their blog so they can pass it on (see #3)

Knifty Red. A knitter, a spinner, an artist. We met at SnB and have become friends. She writes a very funny and timely blog. She's a crack knitter and the Queen of the Swatch.

Linda, the Chicken Lady. How could I not pick you, my friend. I wouldn't be blogging if it wasn't for you :-) For quite some time my claim to fame among Linda's SnB friends was that I was the one who taught her how to knit. I think she's a better knitter now than I am! She's also smart and literate and raises chickens in the city!

Knitterary. How can you not like a blog that combines literature and knitting? And what a knitter she is! Her stranded colorwork is exemplary, and her blog is always interesting. I am always happy to see that there's a new installment. Another smart, literate woman.

The Jarlady at Willow Way Knitting. Friend of Sheri at The Loopy Ewe. Although we met at The Spring Fling, we didn't get to sit and talk - and spin - until the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair this summer. I so enjoy her blog - and you must try the Calico Bean Dip - it's to die for. We both love labs (although I don't have one), and spinning and Longaberger baskets. She's racing for the cure, so you might want to check out her Team in Training info along with her recipes.

S0 - a very nice end to a long day - thank you, Cheryl!!


Knitterary said...

Aw, thanks! I love your blog, too!

Janice said...

Thanks so much :-) What an honor! I look forward to the next time we can get together and spin over bean dip!!