Thursday, June 10, 2010

Passing the torch

Yesterday minding my own stitches nominated me for a beautiful blogger award . It was a complete surprise and I must say a very pleasant one . Thank you ! I started reading knitting blogs in 2006/2007 which was probably the heyday of blogging according to some pundits . I read them mainly as a means of inspiration and also improving my knitting skills . I discovered the myriad of yarns , patterns and techniques thanks to other bloggers .
When I was younger I had a romantic notion that pen pals from around the world would be so cool . It would be a way of connecting with other people from faraway places . The Internet has made the world so much smaller and it is so much easier now to find a connection with people /community . Initially , and it probably still is to a large extent , this blog was an experiment and a journal of my knitting . A bit of my life and family crept into it bit by bit . The most wonderful thing though has been the connection with the friends who leave their comments and visit . Because that what it feels like , a virtual visit from a friend , who shares my love of knitting . I love to hear what they do in their lives , their stories , their knitting and how the world is in their corner of it .
Ten things about me you might not know about me ....
I can't swim .
I love the ocean , go figure.
I don't like seafood.

I also don't like salads , have to force myself to eat one .
I' m a current events junkie , who loves to follow politics and could probably qualify as a bleeding heart liberal .
I love movies !
I love flowers in a garden , but can't keep a houseplant alive to save my life . With the exception of the Christmas cactus that my mother gave me almost 30 years ago . I think cactus is the operative word here .
I don't like housework ,but do it because I really don't like the alternative of a dirty house either . I do enough to keep the place decent , but don't look in the closets .
I love to play poker . I play online , but not for real money , too cheap for that . We used to have a weekend game with the kids and their friends , till they had better things to do than play poker with the old folks . I miss it .
I'm a klutz , period , point finale .
Passing the torch to some of my favourite bloggers , in no particular order .
PS , Blogger is being a PIA today and keeps messing up my spacing no matter how I edit this post . Sorry for the run on spacing . Just make me look stupid , it'll work this time or not ....


Not ready for handspun said...

Interesting list! I think we have lots in common. I'm particularly fortunate that Gavin likes to tidy and vacuum or goodness knows what our house would look like!

And you're right, it is a little like having pen pals all over the place.

Donna M said...

Congrats on your nomination!

The list really gives some insight into the person behind the blogging.

BTW, I thought everyone LOVED housework!

Susanne said...

Congratulations on your nomination and thank you for putting my blog on the list. First ever. I like the list too.

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww...thanks. :-)

Louise said...

Thanks for your comment and for mentioning Wildflower Wool Knits on your blog. That was so nice!

Yes, we had a great KIP day. Lots of fun and sunshine! You couldn't sneak your knitting into the wedding huh? That would have made for some memorable wedding pics!

Monique said...

I have listed ten things you might not know about me on my blog. Thanks for including me.