The rules are as follows: “Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times.”
Do we even need to tell you that we laughed and said "Yea!" quite loudly, when we discovered our award. We are humbled and grateful for this award from Bea, and hope to continue to make her day.
Now it is our turn to pass out the awards.
Suzy Girl tries to keep up with lot's of blogs... but you know, there is never enough time for blogs, ravelry, knitting and, oh yea, work. But if forced to choose, the 5 bloggers that I greatly admire (in no particular order) are.........
Del over at cozy's place - I've been a lurker for what feels like forever. This was one of the first knitting blogs I started reading regularly, right after the Yarn Harlot and crazy aunt purl. Not only does Del knit beautiful things, she keeps me laughing at her everyday life as wife to the Weedinator and mom of three that I have come to know as #1 Girl, Animal Magnet and the Dimpled One.
Rachael over at cattywampus - another multi-talented lady whose blog I lurk on. She quilts, she knits, cooks, gardens and does good deeds (Heifer International) among other things. I'm constantly inspired by her beautiful knitting projects. And, apparently she's going to be a Philly girl again soon!!
Knitting Novice over at String and Stitches. She's been a constant source of inspiration and just plain fun. I love reading her blog and hearing what she's up to on a daily basis as she embarks on new projects, juggles husband, kids, job and fends off those pesky "non-knitters with benefits". She never fails to make my day.
Star over at Keep on Knitting in the Free World. Another lurker situation. I found Star's blog while searching for some kool-aid dyeing tutorials and she has a great one! I stuck around because not only does she dye, she spins, and she knits the coolest socks. Now, the secret is out. Plus, I'm a big Neil Young fan so she had me hooked just with the name of her blog.
Hanna over at evergreen knits. I'm a lurker but an admirer from afar. She has a beautiful blog, great photos of her projects and I love everything she knits. A no brainer choice for me.
Jenny Girl also tries to keep on top of things, but as you can see, I too have trouble. (We received this award on Thursday/Friday, and it's now Monday. Slacker!) My favorite 5 blogs, in no particular order are ........
Tienne from Tienne Knits a wonderfully talented knitter who also finds time to do some design work. She writes from the heart and is most definitely one crafty and inventive chick.
Cindy from Cindyknits a great gal from New England who manages to involve her family in her knitting. Her pictures of New England are beautiful, and make you feel as though you are there beside her. Cindy also manages to spin in her spare time.
Tina from the Knitting Contessa who, like the rest of us, tries to find time for everything. She is a funny and realistic gal, who tries to handle life the best way she can. And loves chocolate, need I say more.
Ashley over at Postcards from Pemberley. I have been reading her blog since she posted on ours about my Kool Aid dyeing. She is a sweet girl who helps with her siblings, and knits, spins, and dyes when she can. Jane Austen fan too!
Mintyfresh at Pepperknit. I am more of lurker than a poster at her blog, but she is another one who is way more crafty than I am. Her work is beautiful and colorful, and her writing is interesting, a different perspective on things.
Honorable mentions: Bea from Baa Baa Blacksheep not just because she gave us this award, but because we genuinely enjoy reading her. She is good people, and we consider her our friend. Also, Nicole and Jenny from the Stash and Burn podcasts. Both gals have blogs too, but Suzy and I get excited when there is a a new podcast posted. It makes work go by so much faster.
Lets face it, all of these blogs are wonderful and make our day, hence the award. They are all great knitters who continue to inspire us with their tales of life and knitting. Please check them all out when you get a chance. You will not be disappointed.