I saw this meme on Grumperina's blog a long time ago and I'm just now getting around to it.
- Your finds must come from knit blogs.
- You may not use a blog for more than one item - all items must come from different sources.
- Finds can come from current entries or archives.
- You must post your answers with the title of the blogs they were found on and a link to the blog/item (permalinks where appropriate) on your blog. If no permalink is available, give us the post date.
- Do not steal anyone’s bandwidth - which means you should not hotlink pictures.
- You need to comment on JenLa’s blog and let them know when you have completed this meme.
The sad thing is that I want to break the 2nd rule because there is one blog that can fit into many of the categories. But I won't cheat completely. If I list that blog, I'll list another as well.
1. A blog which you think people have not discovered.
Ingrid's blog Saltwater Purls is not very widely read, but should be. She's a wonderful knitter and she has interesting stories. Her mother is a fiber artist and a spinner. So sometimes Ingrid knits with yarn from animals that she knew!
2. A blog whose author lives close to you physically. Just get as close as you can, it’s all relative.
Either Monkee or Meredith is closest to me. I haven't actually plugged their addresses in to mapquest to find out who is closer. But Monkee will be leaving for Dallas in the fall, so Meredith wins! Elizabeth is also in the area, as is Drew, Amylovie, and Sheryl. I haven't met Elizabeth or Drew yet, but I hope to some day soon!
3. An unusual or weird animal picture.
Karma's cat Lennon is unusual to me. Not because he like hairdryers, but because I think he looks a lot like my Elly. And of course, chicken photos are always a bit weird. But I shouldn't pick on these chickens. After all, they produce the most tasty eggs that I have ever had.
4. An entry that made you laugh and got you strange looks from family or co-workers.
I'm always getting strange looks from Peter, so me laughing at something doesn't usually get noticed by him. However, there have been some (ok many) entries that caused Peter to give strange looks to the computer. The two I can think of off the top of my head are Monkee's Starfish hat and Knit and Tonic's Stash Flash. Peter even had a comment about the Starfish hat, but I typed it in wrong.
5. An idea you wish that you'd thought of.
Cabling without a cable needle Grumperina style. Learning it made my life so much easier!
6. Something you’d like to knit.
The Song of Hiawatha Stole here completed by Janice. Two things draw me to this stole: the name and variations in the lace pattern. One lace pattern over and over again is a bit boring for me. I like how this pattern changes. However, I already have two rectangular stoles and I'm not convinced that rectangular is the best shape for a shawl-like thing.
7. A picture of something you consider beautiful.
I love looking at Elizabeth's nature photos. She has many on her blog. I wish I could take photos like these. I try but rarely succeed. Perhaps Elizabeth has a way of talking to plants and bugs.
8. A blog whose author you’d like to one day meet in person.
The two knitbloggers that I would love to meet are Valerie and Rachel. I want to meet Valerie because we have some spooky things in common and because she's a troublemaker. And I want to meet Rachel because she makes me laugh and I feel like I've know her for years.
9. A blog of someone you have already met in person.
Whoops! Didn't I already list them back in question 2? Ok, I've meet Monkee, Meredith, Amylovie, and Sheryl. And here's a weird one: I kinda sorta met Cordelia before. I say "kinda sorta" because we went to college together and even played in the same orchestra, but we don't really remember each other. I remember her slightly better than she remembers me because she played the harp and there was only one harpist in the orchestra. Oh, and when I say "before" I mean before either of us were knitters and before blogs were all the rage. Yeah, a long time ago.