Thanks to Janet, I got to traipse down the red carpet of blogging. Being the sweetheart that she is, she awarded me . . .
so in true fashion, I got all dolled up, threw on some knitted goodness and sashay down that carpet. I was working it. Talked with E Tonight, Joan Rivers (scary up close, wear your sunscreen dolls) and striked a pose for all the blinding flashes of photographers going wild.
Then I woke up very disappointed I wasn't going to get air time with Jon Stewart or hang out with Dolores at the after party. Course if I was to hang with Dolores eventually in time I would meet Dog. Come to think of it, Leland is a total doll baby and if I could just get him to cut off that silly braid and grow out the bottom part of his hair . . .
So in all seriousness, this past week I have been pondering. Many things including why I blog, how I got started and who I like.
For whatever reason I got started blogging because I thought it would be fun. You know, it has been fun! I have met a ton of wonderful folks that I consider friends from all over. Then there is the matter of all those words rolling around in my head. Now that the words can roll out, my head is so much happier place to be. You have no idea how many times I am writing a blog post in my head that never sees the light of day.
How I got started? Was reading some knitting blogs and thought "I could do that. Maybe not as well but I could do that." and then just started writing away. Dreadful posts in the beginning I suppose. Very weird to be writing to an unknown space and dark Internet space at that. But somewhere along the line, it became comfortable and I found my voice and low and behold people started reading.
Trust me, I was the most shocked person on earth when that happened! I still get a thrill when I see people hit my blog from all over the world. How cool is that!? People actually read my blog. Still blows my mind.
So part of this award is that you pass it along. There is some number to aim at but being that I like to buck the rules whenever possible I am ignoring the number.
Twisted Knitter: Yeah, I know , she gave me the award in the 1st place. Thought long and hard about this but if she hadn't have been the one that give the award to me, I would have put her on my list so why take her off for giving me the award?
Not sure how I found Janet (probably via Nora but more on Nora later). When I started reading her blog, something just clicked right away. She is someone that if we lived in the same city, I know we would be friends. Plus, she is one fine knitter so would have to suck up to her for knitting know how knowledge. Hope to one day, this year with toes crossed, land in Texas and met up with her. Plan on bringing a bottle of wine and handing her my charge card. Have you seen her? She is gorgeous and I would so like a personal makeover with her in the lead.
Black Dog Knits: then there is Nora. Her vision of sewing and knitting is incredibly elegant in it's simplicity with a Japanese influence. Her knitting reminds me of Audrey Hepburn . . . stunning, elegant and classic. Plus, we have similar backgrounds with wanting to help people via medicine. Course she will have been in school so many more years than me to heal people. The "heal" part is my joke being that Nora is going to be a damn fine M.D.
Crazy Aunt Purl: don't know her but did get a comment once and what a wonderful surprise it was. Let me tell you, I played that contest for all it was worth to fly out to Cally to meet her and hopefully all the felines. Laurie is a wonderful writer who really puts herself out there good, bad and ugly parts. I was stunned by her ability to really put her feelings into words like she does. She did and still does an amazing job just putting herself out there and at the same time is hysterically funny. Can't imagine anyone not relating in some way to her wading through her life, getting divorced and making a new life. I know she has inspired me in more than one way. Not to mention, I can't tell you how many times she had made me laugh out loud.
Knit and Tonic: Wendy is another blogger that I began reading early on and loved. She got me to open my eyes and pay more attention to what weirdness was going on around me everyday. Then there is the whole fact that she is an amazing knitter! I've gotten several knitting books just from checking out what she recommended. I'm so looking forward to her knitting book coming out because she knits with common sense and great sense of style.
Yarn Harlot: Okay, just about everyone knows about the Yarn Harlot. She was a big influence on my blogging because she is funny, damn funny. I know I will never be as witty, funny or even in the same neighborhood as her in writing but she does inspire me.