What a nice way to start what I think is the longest month of the year. Susan and Sally (aka The Rainey Sisters) nominated Twin Set for a blog award, sharing the love they received for a well-deserved nomination for their site. This is great for two reasons - to be nominated by sisters who blog obviously resonates with us, and it gives us a chance for some call outs to some other great blogs.
The deal is, if a recipient of the award, you are to complete the following mission:
1. Copy the award to your site (phew, didn’t involve any coding. Jan could have handled it, but I was flying solo - E)
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award (right up top there, go check their site out!)
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers (I am glad many who would typically be on our list have already gotten the honor, but how to limit it to 7 anyway?
4. Link to the award recipients on your blog (seriously, go check these guys out!)
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate (straightforward - even a biochemical engineer can handle that one)
Here are our nominees - we hit some that don’t make the lists so often, but are well worth your peeking in. Some are personal friends or relations,and some are connections via the internet. We wouldn’t force this on any of you, so if you’d rather not participate, no guilt. Please do consider this to be a virtual tip of the hat to your work, at any rate.
White Coat Knitter- yes, she’s got our DNA, but she also writes a thought-provoking blog on women’s health issues, making it through med school, and yes, sometimes, knitting
Spare Room Knits - fearless knitter who has taken the plunge into designing. Issues covered include politics, race, life in general, and Ava.
Will You Land? - an occasional nod to knitting, but mostly the prose here takes your to other places - fens and beehives and prairie and woods.
Knitting Freestyle - Erica is a prolific spinner who take fabulous photos of the process, end result, and swatches that result. If I were going to go down the rabbit hole that is spinning, she would certainly be one of the reasons.
Stitchy McYarnpants - Stitchy (aka Debbie Brisson) blogs on about retro knits and style, much to our amusement. She also serves as conservator to the Museum of Kitschy Stitches. (Ha, got two nominations into one!)
Modeknit - Annie Modesitt is a class act who serves as an inspiration to anyone trying to balance all that life can throw at you and has most recently published Knit with Courage, Live with Hope. She also occasionally knits with Ellen.
Dreaming of Germany — Cheryl tells of her love of Germany and of knitting, and the hope that she’ll do the latter in the former sometime soon.
There were so many others that we wanted to nominate. Luckily Jocelyn and Bea had recently been nominated, but that still left off others. It sure wasn’t for lack of love of the blogs. But even Admirals have to play by the rules (well, almost, that was Jan that slipped in that double nominee up there…).
Check these blogs out in your spare (hah!) time.