Student extraordinaire and sushi lover Leone chose me as one of her blogs that make her day:
How cool is that? Check out her blog, she’s wicked smart and can make a drop spindle absolutely sing. Plus, she spun, dyed, and knit up the coolest pirate scarf last fall when we were in spinning classes together.
The blogs that make my day? Not including Leone’s, and in no particular order (lie, they are alphabetical!):
Always Casting On – love Michelle’s knits. I found her blog last year during the Kauni craze and the ribbing she did on hers is still my favourite. Plus, she’s Canadian too.
Chrissy’s Random Life – is a sock junkie, and that is something I can totally get behind. Check out her mini vacation/yarn crawl to California. Gotta love folks who will travel for their addiction. Plus, she’s a local girl.
Damselfly’s Delights – Louisa taught me to spin and for that I am eternally grateful. She has this beaded beret and wrist warmers knit from her handspun that I so very much want to steal everytime I see her. She is also a sock junkie, as evidenced by the amount of sock yarn she has accumulated in the last month! Obviously another local girl and one of the Terminal City Yarn Wranglers.
*Note: We’re meeting again next Sunday at The Grind on Main Street, around 1:00 pm, come on down!
Hello Yarn – Adrian makes very pretty things, knitted, spun, and dyed. All gorgeous. I joined her fibre club 6 months before I even learned how to spin because I was so smitten with her stuff and wanted to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Now that I’m spinning I love her stuff even more and I’m really glad I keep renewing my fibre club membership because her store updates sell out so fast!
Lectio – Heather is another Canadian who is studying philosophy (I have to respect that, me and Philosophy did not make a great connection two years ago!), and can make a sweater appear off of her needles in what seems like two days. Amazing. She also takes the most wonderful pictures.
kmkat - a knitter, a CPA, and a librarian? Swoon! Consider most of my geek buttons pushed. Sometimes, she dresses up in costumes and walks in parades. She also finds the neatest stuff on the ‘net and posts it up for our amusement.
Lavenderknits – yet another Canadian. I swear, it’s not a CRTC thing and I’m forced to have Canadian content, I just seem to gravitate to the north. Lavender knits (obviously), spins, weaves, makes books, needle punches, does everything! We “met” through our blogs a year or two ago and now she’s my official enabler. She really wants me to start weaving. So far, I am resisting. She also hooked me up with a local spinning and weaving guild, very cool.
Pat’s Knitting and Quilting – Pat is an artist of epic proportions. Her handknits and quilts are gorgeous. She inspires me to try a little harder with my handcrafts and make them just that little bit nicer. Gorgeous stuff! She’s having some shoulder trouble right now and is taking a break from knitting. Hoping all will be well with her shoulder!
Slightly Off Topic – Vanessa and I “met” last year via a tea cup & yarn swap. She makes me smile and her kids are so very cute! She’s a knitter and a reader and like me is so easily swept away by a pretty yarn. Plus, she’s a dog lover and we really kind of connected on that point.
stereotypical single woman – Sara is another one that pushes a whole bunch of my geek buttons, knitter, spinner, librarian, crazy cat lady, and a fabulous potty mouth. Her blog just makes me happy on so many levels it’s hard to describe them all.
So, there you have it. The ones that make me laugh, inspire me, get me thinking, and are just plain good reading. Oh, and 50% Canadian and 50% American. Interesting.