Wednesday, June 9, 2010

why blog?

Dominant Hands put name forward for a Beautiful Blogger Award. Thanks! I've been asked why I blog. That's a tough one, probably because there are lots of reasons. I like to think that within the blogging community we take a few minutes each day or so for a coffee or a chat over the fence with internet friends. Seeing other people's projects and hearing about their progress helps me with my knitting. I like to see how patterns knit up that I haven't tried. I like to read yarn reviews and comments. And I can empathize with the personal stories that people share - stories about never having enough time, stories about biting off more than they can chew, stories about family celebrations ...

10 Things About Me You Might Not Know:

1. I find money almost every day; usually pennies, but sometimes loonies or twoonies.

2. I have a double crown - the hairdresser's nightmare.

3. At over 6 foot, I'm the tallest woman I know. Many people think my sister is taller - she's not, she's actually a couple of inches shorter, but she leaves a taller impression.

4. Vanilla is the only ice cream flavour I like, although I don't mind vanilla with things in it - like chocolate covered peanuts in Tin Roof or like chocolate ripples or chocolate chips.

5. I was born in the year of the rabbit and often see rabbits in the yard.

6. My best subject in school was math, specifically Calculus.

7. My favourite song from my childhood is "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" by Herman's Hermits. I listen to it almost everyday on my iPod.

8. I have a vascular birth mark in my liver. When I had accupuncture, the pracitioner told me that I have a "hot liver".

9. Although I don't raise my voice often, I've been told that I shout at people with my eyes. Kinda like Mrs. Potato Head and her angry eyes.

10. Sleep is one of my greatest talents. I sleep eight hours everyday - can't function on less. It only takes me seconds to fall asleep, regardless of where and how much noise. And I wake up completely alert - a true morning person.

Now to pass on the Beautiful Blogger Award to ten of my favourite blogs, in no particular order:

Restless Needles, Wish I'd asked my Gran, Wandering Cat Studio, With These Hands, Knit Geekery, One Pair of Hands, Knitting Alone, Knitting Interrupted, Cambodia Knits and Hugs for Your Head.


Karen said...

Great post, and thanks for passing on the torch!

Frieda said...

Thanks for nominating me, I'm honored and verklempt ...

Wow , we have a few things in common aside from the love of knitting ,I was also born in the year of the rabbit .If you ak me nothing can beat vanilla ice cream . I saw Herman's Hermits in person when I was a teenager.I'm Mrs CrankyPants if I don't get enough sleep .

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I use to think that sleep was my greatest talent - but you've got me beat - like you I need eight hours (or more) but no matter how much I sleep I wake up grumpy and dazed!
Thanks for the nomination!

Allison said...

I enjoyed reading your list. I'll be checking out the blogs you nominated as I'm always on the look out for other Canadian fiber bloggers!

One pair of Hands said...

What an interesting blog. I share some things with you but my birth year is the tiger. Thank you for the award,(pretty chuffed) Not sure how to pass it on. I'm guessing that it's my turn to nominate a blogger and I must do so on my blog. If so, yours is one of my favourites.

Elizabeth said...

Congrats! And thanks for sharing those things about yourself.