Sunday, November 09, 2008

Ja, det kan vi!

Watching/listening to all the US election coverage has given me some good knitting time this week (my poor students are still waiting for feedback, but I hope they'll understand). I've finished three socks since I got back from Germany two weeks ago. The skinny one was my first attempt at a toe-up sock and I think I like doing it that way, although today I'm casting on another pair cuff-down. I have a lot of November birthdays in my life - makes it tough to get started early with Christmas gifts!

I got a treat in the post this week - my October mini swap quilt from 1/4 of an inch. The hand stitched flowers are adorable! Thanks (and for the extra treats, too)!!

I'm finishing up my two October mini swap quilts today, too, and really hope to have them and one pair of socks in the mail tomorrow. I have some ideas for my November one, but I'm not sure my stitchery skills are up to it!

Ruth nominated me for an award this week and I thought I'd play along.

Here are the 'rules':

1. The winner can put the logo on their website/blog.
2. Add a link to the person who gave you the award.
3. Nominate at least five other websites/blogs.
4. Provide links to the nominated websites/blogs.
5. Leave a message at each blog/website telling them they’ve been given the award.

Wow, as Ruth said, choosing just 5 is hard… Here are five of my favorite quilting blogs (by no way a comprehensive list), in no particular order:

Syko's blog is fabulous - she's a Finnish crafter/artist with roots here in Vaasa. I had the pleasure of meeting her in September. You might want to do a little holiday shopping in her etsy store!
Be*mused is another one of my favorite reads for both quilting and knitting content. I'm totally smitten with her latest robot creation.
Taniwa is another one of my favorite reads, because of the insights she provides into life in Japan, a part of the world I know very little about. She's also such a very prolific poster!
The Jettstream is another blog read regularly. Jane Ann is really a talented writer and I especially enjoy it when she writes about her childhood memories.
and I'll round out my five with
Dordogne Quilter, whose Quilts 4 Leukemia Project I truly admire, and whom I'm going to meet for the first time next week!


tami said...

Great socks.
How did you do the top of the toe up sock? It looks like you folded it over somehow?

Tamara said...

I'm so glad you like it...I made two minis last month, my first ones ever so I was bit nervous...I think I know what I am doing now!

Clare said...

Wooo hooo - can't wait. Am crossing off the days! Got lots of plans and wondering if we can fit it all into 24 hours!

Thanks for the award.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for playing along! And for some new to me blogs...

Your socks look great!

Dionne said...

Funny you've been following the election and I've been so inundated with it that I am so relieved it's over (was getting difficult to hide from it)

Thanks for the links, it's great to find new places to visit!

PS - nice socks!