I’m not so much into doing memes. I love reading them, but by the time I get my sorry butt around to doing it, everybody else in blogland has done it and it’s so over. Here’s one from JenLa that I had to do though, if only because I loved the button and wanted to put it here. I didn’t think there was any legitimate way to steal the freaking button without doing the meme, so here you go.
1. A blog which you think people have not discovered.
This was difficult. It’s hard to tell sometimes who’s been discovered and who’s not. In the end, I went with a blog that’s relatively new to me. Knitting Underway’s Theresa is a fabulous knitter. Go look at her Olympic Medal winning sweater, Am Kamin, if you want proof.
2. A blog whose author lives close to you physically. Just get as close as you can, it’s all relative.
Kris, from The Knitting Wannabe. I should get double points for this one because until a few months ago she was a Floridian, which would probably make her the knitblogger who lived the farthest away from me in the US.
3. An unusual or weird animal picture.
This one was easy. I love Abner, from Knit Knack. Basil the bird is cool, too, but Abner might be my favorite blog-dog, next to my own Riley. Scroll down that post a bit to see Abner nosing the camera.
4. An entry that made you laugh and got you strange looks from family or co-workers.
Oh, no question on this one. Stephanie’s story of getting herself locked out of her hotel room in her underwear wins this one without a fight.
5. An idea you wish you’d thought of.
Well, most of them, really. Kim Salazar’s blog, String-Or-Nothing, though, is full of good ideas. Scroll down the right side of her front page and check out the categories. Gadgets is one of my favorites, and her Reference Shelf is priceless. Pee first and get yourself a cup of coffee, because you’ll be there awhile.
6. Something you’d like to knit.
I’ve already mentioned Am Kamin, and the Frost Flowers and Leaves Shawl from question #7 is high on my list. Hmmm. A blog I haven’t mentioned. Here’s a two-fer. Celtic Dreams, a design by Beth Brown-Reinsel. Knit recently by two different knitbloggers; Mary Beth from My Knitting Life, and also by Annie from The Knitty Gritty.
7. A picture of something you consider beautiful.
This was another difficult one. So many choices. The knitbloggers in general are a very creative, prolific bunch. I narrowed it down though. Eunny’s Frost Flowers and Leaves Shawl, which she completed in 16 days, is a beautiful work of art. Yikes. 16 days. And she thought it was a boring, easy pattern.
8. A blog whose author you’d like to one day meet in person.
Laurie, of Etherknitter fame. Even if she has gone over to the dark side of spinning.
9. A blog of someone you have already met in person.
Dorothy, of Missouri Star. I just wish she lived closer so we could meet for tea and knitting. Or wine and knitting, whatever.
Everybody’s tagged on this one. If you do it, go to JenLa’s blog and leave a comment, though. And read the rules.