Friday, September 07, 2007


I got nominated by Carrie! How sweet. I totally wasn't expecting one of these.

And since turnabout is fair play, here's my list of nominations in no particular order:

Tapmouse - Aside from getting me hooked on STR by cleverly giving me a few yards of her leftover Rolling Stone and Cedar Creek (?) to play with, she introduced me to knitting by loaning me her SnB book. So hats off to my STR & knitting enabler.

Batty - I had to check her blog first to see if she's been nominated already, but nope. So I'll nominate our favorite bat-loving goth knitting blogger. (Only she can wear a bat print dress with elan!) Unless I didn't go back far enough. Anyway, I can't remember meeting her online through my first KAL (the Lotus Blossom Tank - LBT) or through the knitty board, but then that is where I first found out about the KAL.

Knitting Betty - the founder of the LBT KAL, great photographer, budding knitting designer, and mother of the totally cute Young Man.

And last but not least, Kel - I met her through the LBT KAL too. I get my Big Isle fix from reading her blog(s) and she's a STR club member too.

And in the rockin' theme, the first Summer of Love Lace sock is done. I used size 1 (2.50 mm) KP circs to get a tighter gauge though not as tight as the pattern (8.25 vs 8.5 spi), but it works for me. Otherwise, the medium size would've been too snug.

And before I forget, my last Scout's Indie Swag from my 3-month subscription came in last weekend. The color is Chuck T's by guest dyer, Yarn Nerd. I love how the Go Knit pouch coordinates so well with the colorway. And from looking at Nell's skein, I think mine doesn't have as much charcoal in it:

It's a good thing I only signed up for 3 months, 'cause I am woefully behind on knitting any of the swag I got. I love them all, but I think I've overloaded myself.


Batty said...

Thank you! I'll eventually figure out how to put up a button on my blog... I'm still a bit format challenged with the new Blogger. For some reason, all the links/buttons I ever had just went away and I can't make them come back.

You always take such great pictures of yarn. I love your blog, but visiting sure isn't helping my yarn diet! : )

tapmouse said...

Ohhh! You finished a Summer of Love sock! I guess I'm not surprised, though! And thanks for nominating me as a Rockin' Girl Blogger! I'm so thrilled and honored, because really, I don't even hold myself in the ranks of awesome Girl-Bloggers like you and Irishgirlie! I guess I get some credit for my enabling abilities, eh? ;)

And Batty-I'm button-challenged, too! The only working button on my blog was put up pre-Beta Blogger conversion and I have yet to succeed with posting one despite several very honest attempts!

Kel said...

Thank You!
And thanks for the links in your sidebar to the other blogs you read: I have become fans of the 3 other rockin grrls as well through your "introduction"!
Nice sock! (I haven't began mine yet, but I love the pattern!)

Octopus Knits said...

Congrats on the nomination!

Ooo, I love the sock!

Betty said...

Excellent! I've been deemed worthy of being a Rockin' Girl Blogger.

Thank you!

Now I've got to go pass along the goodwill.