Hello Readers, after knitting my first lace shawl a few weeks ago I've been using my evening before bed time to knit a new lace shawl. This time I used a hand dye lace weight yarn called 'Queen of Denmark' from London's IKnit. The yarn has some lighter blue shades all over and is extremely soft. IKnit is near Waterloo station and they have a good selection of hand dye wool and silk yarns (yummy!).
Thanks for the lift Doctor. I have some awards to distribute around the world.
How could I know when I joined wordpress to promote my classes and wooly wares in my little part of this amazing planet that I would end up meeting such amazing people. WordPress is made up of Painters, Jewelers, Writers, Cartooners, Sportspeople, Movie Makers, Critics, Encouragers, Organisers, Photographers and the one thing we all have in common (drum roll) ADVENTURERS! Yes we are adventurers, risk takers and people “willing to give something a go”
Today I would like to give out two awards. The first, given to me by Evil Squirrel’s Nest, cartooner, designer,writer,social commentator and bringer of mirth is the WordPress Family Award. Thank you young squirrel!
The rules for this award are easy:
- Display the award logo on your blog
- Link back to the person who nominated you
- Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family
- Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them
- That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as a friend, and spread the love.
What! Only 10!!! OK here goes.
It doesn’t stop there though. A lovely little piggy called Bacon from the “Hotel Thompson” gave me this delightful award. It is called the “super sweet blogging award” and the rules follow. Thanks Bacon! You are a lot of fun! http://piglove.wordpress.com/
Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.
- Answer five Super Sweet questions.
- Include the Super Sweet Blogging award image in your blog post.
- Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other bloggers.
- Notify your nominees on their blog.
The Five Super Sweet Questions:
- Cookies or cake? cookies.
- Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla.
- Favorite sweet treat? Neenish Tarts.
- When do you crave sweet things the most? When I am awake.
- Sweet nick name? Lollies.
Bakers Dozen Nominees:
Wow! That was a lot of work and I am sorry I couldn’t put all the wonderful blogs, pics and articles I look at but the Doctor cannot wait and the phone box is buzzing!
To put yourself in a relaxing frame of mind check out :
Relaxation with the delecks! on youtube.
Joining Ginny this week from Small Things for Yarn Along, I want to introduce my microgurumis which are tiny stitch or row markers and will be available in the near future. I also want to show you this delightful book on meditation by Sister Wendy Beckett. I have to admit to being a complete failure when it comes to meditation but Sister Wendy is so engaging somehow that one is just pulled into a vortex of calm with her book. Here is a detail of one of her pages.
This painting is one to prompt the viewer to contemplate the need for silence and Sister Wendy has (as always) a fascinating and succinct insight into Art and God and us.
I finish with a closeup of the Snowman Microgurumi.
I felt a bit like I was playing the old children’s game ” Pass the Parcel” as I opened this package from England.
Not a big shopper, I find I can make most of what I need, I nevertheless fell in love with this and just knew we had to be together. If you would like one or just want a look, click here. There still could be one or two left.
I love it! It is far too nice to be used as a pincushion so I am just going to put it with my work materials and enjoy the inspiration. The paper wasn’t wasted either. I wrapped my Mother’s Day gift for my Mother with it and dispatched it to South Australia. You never know, that gift wrapping could end up at your place!
Joining Ginny this week for Yarn Along, I showcase my at last finished crochet rug with an edging of my own design. If you would like the pattern for the edge I have put it on the end of this post just for you.
I have also just finished reading Violet Mackerel’s Possible Friend which was written by Anna Branford and illustrated by Sarah Davis. This is a wonderful book and number 5 in a delightful series of Violet Mackerel books. I enjoyed it very much and even though it’s author was aiming at the junior chapter book audience, I found it a quite profound exploration of the complicated human process of making a new friend.
My personal conclusion on the topic of friend making is that age and experience doesn’t make the process any easier and in the early stages of friend making I can still get ” slight butterflies” as Violet so aptly calls it. Male or female, virtual or face to face, friendships can be tricky. Real friendship, time given freely, has been the most satisfying experience I have encountered on my journey thus far. Violet has an interesting theory on friendship but I will leave you to read the book and find out what the theory is. Make sure you check out the other Yarn Alongs and please join us on Wednesdays.
Row 1. Single crochet all around. (Americans double crochet)
Row 2. ** 3 double treble, 1 chain, 3 double treble in next stitch, miss
4 stitches, repeat from ** to **. (Americans triple treble)
Row 3. *4 single crochet, 3 chain, 1 slip stitch into 1st chain, 4 single
crochet* repeat from * to *. (Americans double crochet.
Enjoy your Spiffy Edge!