I have to totally agree with Artis-Anne for her blog about communication. I love blogland, I thoroughly enjoy getting lost, going from one link to another visiting other crafty (and sometimes not) people, reading about their countries, their knitty/crafty information and all those amazing FOs WIPs UFOs out there.
There is some brilliant work going in blogland and as we are all linked in this hobby or job we are so proud to share, I always let them know I have visited regardless of whether they are successful designers or total beginners. I know when I receive comments on my work, it makes my day, it makes me feel proud, so why not do the same for others?
I guess that’s why I have received this award, The Schmoozer!
I copied this from Anne’s blog
“Schmoozing is the natural ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection. Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogsphere, leaving friendly trails and smiles, happily making new friends along the way. They don’t limit their visits to only the rich and successful, but spend some time to say hello to new blogs as well. They are the ones who engage others in meaningful conversations, refusing to let it end at a mere hello – all the while fostering a sense of closeness and friendship”.
And I thank her with all my heart for this award!
But, yet again it leaves me having to pick out people to forward this on to and that is the hardest job…ever!
Bella Blu Mama – I have only just come across her blog, we have a few things in common and although I don’t “know” her that well, she took the time to reply to my messages, that’s enough for me.
The Cabled Climber – Christina – another reasonably new blog to me, we “met” during the Tour de France KAL, visiting other members as well as me, giving support and inspiration.
Blog – Blethers – for her endless support.
Right, well now that’s over, I’d like to introduce you to some…uh…thing.
I have been working (when I say working I mean, mulling things over in my mind, I have even lost sleep and patience over her!) on her for a while, and am pleased with the result…so far!
This is…The Beetle
Habu stainless steel wool (“wine” colourway) and 3 strands of Indian embroidery threads, 0/2 denier Viscose (Navy, Turquoise and Deep Green). Knitted on size 4mm Bamboo needles (I found these much easier than knitting this on the aluminum ones)
I searched and searched through my stash of machine knitting yarns for ages, twisting them and the stainless steel together, imagining how the fabric would look and feel, not completely happy with any one of them, either to harsh, too heavy for the steel to do it’s thing, or just the wrong colour.
I sat, head in hands, I wanted something light, something that would soften the wool, something with a bit of colour…I suddenly remembered my Indian embroidery threads that I had sent to me from Bombay…oh a long time ago now, when I worked in the fashion industry.
As I was going to knit with thread anyway, why not knit with two! Actually four, to make knitting easier. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m pleased with the results.
Her intention is to become a rather long scarf, she’ll fit perfectly into my wardrobe of mainly black clothes!
Best keep knitting then eh?