Sunday, 23 October 2011

Thank you, thank you very much...

Was I ever excited when I was reading some of my favourite blogs this morning, with my cup of coffee, when this popped up with my little blog attached to it! This was from Keri over at whendidibecomeaknitter, which is a truly brilliant blog, mainly because she approaches everything with such humour. It really makes me laugh at loud at some point. And not to forget, she does some pretty good knitting too =P

The rules for this are:
  1. Thank the person who awarded it to you and link to their blog
  2. Share 7 things about yourself.
  3. Pass this one to 15 newly discovered or new to you blogs. (I hope I can make someone else smile to have recieved this, like I did)
So without further ado,7 things about me:
  1. I really can't cook. I see all these blogs with pictures of amazing food, and I'm envious. But it's not because I want to learn to cook that food myself, I just want to eat it. I have no inclination to learn to cook, but luckily the boy is an excellent cook, so I still eat well

  2. I wear a lot of black, mostly in the form of band t-shirts, because I buy one for every gig I've ever been to. I also have all the tickets from every gig I've ever been to which is over 100, and a ticket album to put them in, but I haven't yet put them in it, because I have more tickets than fit in the album

  3. I went to Malawi when I was 16 on a charity tour, and it was life changing, especially seeing health care in a third world country. I became a much less selfish person, and it put all my problems into perspective to see what people there live with, and how they're still smiling.

  4. I've just joined my university's Knit-a-soc as a volunteer, which means that I will be teaching people how to knit (let's see how that goes...). I'll also be helping to teach Brownies (a branch of girl guides from ages 7-10), and running charity knit workshops to make baby clothes for our local NICU and squares to make into blankets for the homeless

  5. I'm a very messy person, but I wish I wasn't. I try to tidy up once a week, and love the house when it's tidy, but it never stays that way. I wish I had the knack of putting things away immediately, but it's always stuff I'll need again in a few minutes, or don't want to put somewhere and forget where I put it. I do always know where everything is though.

  6. I learnt to sew long before I could knit. I remember being a very small child and making a dress for my doll on my Mum's antique sewing machine. And by antique I mean that it was once a pedal powered machine that had been converted to electricity, and when the needle broke, my Dad had to track down an antiques dealer who specialised in antique sewing machines to find a new one. The guy couldn't believe we still actually used the thing. It belonged to my great-gran, and will probably come to me at some point.

  7. I wouldn't count myself a creative person, but would say I was a crafty one. I can't come up with my own ideas for making something, but I can follow someone else's plan and make something really nice that is personal to me. I adapt rather than create, and I'm happy with that
And now onto the blogs I'd like to give this to, and suggest that you read. In no particular order:
  1. Peppermint Mocha Mama - an incredibly stylish blog with a writing style that I love
  2. Napiligal's Blog - lots of amazing socks and picture of California sunshine that make me very envious
  3. I knit. Any questions? - a very well written and witty blog
  4. Knit... Purl... Wait, What?... Damn! - a great blog by a pretty new knitter who makes some lovely things
  5. Master of a Thousand Things - knitting with added geekyness, and some amazing food pictures.
  6. What Deliah Did - an amazing cross stitch designer, with some great beginner pieces, and a stylish blog with great pictures
  7. Misadventures in Craft - a really engaging and well written blog with some great knitting and food
  8. Confessions of a Yarn Addict - great blog, with some very cute pictures of Little Man, her son
  9. It Might Be a Metaphor - lots of great knitting and spinning
  10. Gingerbread Girl - with amazing rainbow pictures!
  11. Good purl gone bad - a blog I'm quite new to reading, but some great knitting and crochet. And check out her Babette blanket!
  12. Lynda Grace an Hour Away - a great blog by someone who's going through some tough times at the moment. Give her some love!
  13. Needles, Pins and Baking Tins - amazing pictures, and quilts that are just wow
  14. Writing, Yarn, Pucks and Diapers - knitting, crochet, babies and cats, what more do you want?
  15. Le Inevitable Year Abroad Blog - not actually a craft blog. It's written by a friend of mine and it's HILARIOUS, and I would highly recommend checking it out
It was very hard to come up with 15, and I could definitely recommend more than this!


  1. Aw thank you for tagging me :)

  2. Thanks for the shout out, I'm glad you appreciate my food!

  3. Oh Emma, you're so cute :)

    Sadly, I was nominated for this award last week (and I don't know why I didn't nominate you...probably because I started running out of steam when I was writing the blog), with that said, I'm not going to do it again. But, thank you!

  4. Thank you :D You sound really like me in a couple of ways - I'm very messy but I love having a tidy house, shame it never stays that way.

    As for being creative - I posted about this ages ago - I think that adapting patterns and making things is creative. Also, having just read your latest post on sewing your friend's leotard - that definitely sounds creative to me ;)

  5. Lots of my faves in that list! I am totally the same with your number 7 about yourself :D

    Thanks for the follow btw :D