Sunday, October 05, 2008

Blogs I Love

I've been lucky enough to be given some blog awards lately from some lovely fellow bloggers. Thank you so much to Princess Pea, Blog Bletherings, Bells, and Terri Knits. I'm always really delighted when someone nominates me for one of these things but also a little unsure about how best to pass the honour on. I'm also always a little disappointed you see, when one of my favourite bloggers doesn't nominate me in their list. Maybe it's just me and my mega ego but in case some of you lovely peeps feel a twinge of this sometimes too I'm always loathe to pick out just a few blogs. All the blogs I read are great in their own particular way; for me one of the endless fascinations of blogging is how we all stamp our individuality on the same medium.

However having said all that I loved the little mini reviews that Bells did with this award and it gave me an idea about how I would like to pass on my appreciation of my favourite blogs. Kicking off today I'm going to have a little "Blogs I Love" featurette, a shameless luvvy fest; I fully intend to work my way through most of the "normal" blogs on my reading list - ie not the mega blogs everyone knows already like Yarnstorm, Yarn Harlot, Posie Gets Cozy (though that one is a favourite). When I first started blogging trying out new blogs from the blogrolls of regulars was one of my favourite pastimes, now I read many blogs regularly I tend to add more only from lists like Bells compiled or when new uns comment here (on that note thank you Sonia for your comment on my last post - unfortunately I can't see your blogger profile to see if you have your own blog - I'd love to stop by and say Hi if you do) so I hope that this feature may bring a new place you'd like to visit and will show my lovely bloggy friends how much the blogging they do is valued by me. I'd knit you all a woolly hat to say it but I've had to recruit the 1TB just to get the mini ones done for Innocent/Age Concern
Without further ado the first four "Blogs I Love" spots go to my kind awarders :

Bells Knits
Bells' blog is so full of warmth and enthusiasm that I quickly felt like an old friend. We seem to have a very similar sense of humour and have knitted the same number of socks. I'm not sure I'll ever live up to some of her amazing projects though - steeked jacket anyone?





Blog Bletherings
Ms Blethers is forever whipping up some lovely creation, normally for one of her daughters, the lucky things. She's recently clicked two February Lady Sweaters off the needles at record pace - probably to ensure hers (which she did first) was not nabbed!






Princess Pea
This is a blog with style, fit for a Princess who seems to knit only envy inducing beautiful things, often with a lovely vintage feel. She's charming, gracious, elegant and she can fit both big toes in her mouth at once ;o)






Terri Knits
Terri Knits has got the fastest needles in the West and she isn't afraid to use them to make a bazillion gorgeous sweaters and socks. While she makes me feel inadequate that way she does at least have more WIPs and stash than me :o)






13 comments:

Charity said...

This is a great idea! I'd never heard of any of these 4 blogs, but I'm off to check them out! :0)

T. said...

I've never read those either...off to check them out.

Bells said...

Nice work! I found writing little blurbs about blogs I love really fun, and it looks like you did too!

Marianne said...

How cool and fun is this? Thank you so much, it's always fun to read about and then read new blogs.
xox

raining sheep said...

You deserve every single bit of this award. Your blog is lovely! I look forward to each weekend to read any new post you have.

Lin said...

well done, I like the mini reviews!

Anni said...

some new blogs to check out there.

Caffeine Girl said...

I just started reading and blogging, and I'm excited to check out some new ones. Thanks for a great idea.

Rose Red said...

What a great idea! Love the little blog blurbs.

Like you, I found lots of blogs through clicking on blog lists from other people's blogs (and also through blog rings, although they don't seem to be working any more).

clarabelle said...

Well done, bloggers! The only one I know of is Terriknits, so must check out the others...

modelwidow said...

I agree, lovely idea, also off to check the blogs out :-)

Rachel said...

Congrats and well deserved! I'm going to enjoy reading your new featurette and learning of new blogs...thanks for doing that!

PrincessPea said...

I was going to say what a great idea I thought your blog reviews were, and then I realised that mine was one of them! Thank you so much for your kind words (although my DH laughed his head off when I told him someone thought I was gracious and elegant!)

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