In the past several weeks, I’ve received two blog awards (the Starlight blog award and the Sunshine blog award) from two very special bloggers (Paula and The Bored Little Piggy). These two awards are very similar; the nominator, when passing the award along to other bloggers asks the nominees three questions, and in turn, the nominee must ask the bloggers that they nominate three questions of their own.
There are quite a few technical things involved in the awards, and I don’t really want to go through them all now. This is supposed to be a fun thing; not one that gives you a headache. But, Paula was good and did the said technical things, so if I’ve nominated you, go back and read her post, please.
So, let’s start with the questions.
From The Bored Little Piggy:
1. The journey of crafting (knitting/crocheting/stitching) must have started somewhere. How did you start with yours?
Chopsticks. Horrible acrylic yarn. A strange method of casting on.
If you’d like to read the full story, click here. 🙂
2. What was the proudest moment in your crafting (knitting/crocheting/stitching/others) life?
3. What was the worst comment you have ever heard from other people (who usually don’t understand what you’re doing) about your work?
The worst comment I’ve had was actually by a knitter who didn’t like the Tauriel sock pattern. All in all, what they said wasn’t true, written in ungrammatical English, and funny, when I got over it.
Another terrible comment I’ve had was also pretty funny. On Ravelry, when someone links to a designer’s page, the designer is notified by Ravelry, so I found this one by Ravelry’s excellent notification system. A lady was saying it was great that teenagers were starting to get into knit design, and another lady commented on her post and said, “I hate teenagers. 🙂 ”
I was tempted to write and say, “I do too.”
But I didn’t.
And another time (this was in real life), I was at a convention of sorts, and my little sister spilled coffee on the sock I was knitting, and quickly deserted me. I began cleaning up the mess, and a guy that was walking past took one look at my sister’s retreating form, saw the coffee cup in my hand, and the drenched yarn in the other, and said, “Oh no. Somebody’s going to be mad!”
I don’t think that I could describe my face at the moment. Somewhere between incredulity and Gollum.
I think he shrank back a little, and I said, “Yes. They are.” And it’s hard to describe the tone of my voice, too. Between incredulity and Gollum is accurate, I believe.
But that wasn’t really a negative comment, just some man’s ignorance.
People these days.
And now onto Paula’s questions.
1. If you describe or picture your inner soul how will you describe it?
A tangled ball of yarn. One that’s preferably made out of 100% domestic wool.
2. What are you working on right now?
A purple Evelyn A. Clark lace triangle shawl out of Malabrigo Lace.
3. What is your creative dream project?
This is certainly a hard one. I’d love to someday have a flock of Cormo or Blue-Faced Leicester sheep, but that’s probably going to be down the road a bit. I’d love to get into spinning. I have a bag of raw Columbia wool in the garage that I need to deal with very soon. I just don’t know what I’m going to scour it in (it’s pretty … huge …).
Also, I’d like to be a minimalist.
Read: I have too much stuff.
Now I’d like to list a few people that I think should be nominated for every blog award under the sun. These people have blogs that if you haven’t checked out, you really need to, especially if you’re feeling uninspired. I understand that not all of these folks are going to have time to write up a blog post and nominate their favorite bloggers, so this is also doubling as a list of people that I want to thank for putting their work and writing out there.
Those are in no particular order.
My questions to them are:
1. What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you’re asked to cite your inspiration?
2. Besides that special place in your own home, or in your studio, where do you retreat to create?
3. Where do you see handknitting/fiber/dyeing as an industry in ten years?
I would like to thank you, too.
Thank you for sticking with me for my first year and a half in the knitting world/blogosphere. Thank you for checking out my patterns. Thank you for commenting–I love reading what you have to say, and I love getting a little peek into your own crafting world. Special thanks to Rayna Curtis Fegan, Scotty, Renee Anne, Sharon, Sarah, and Callie.
Thank you again, Paula and Bored Little Piggy. I’m looking forward to watching your blogs grow and what you make of them.