Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Got an Award!!! (And a contest)

I was given a blog award for imagination! You can read about it here at A Day in the Life..... (and you can read about some fun kids, cool art projects, and other cool stuff too!) Thanks, Kristen! (Ravelry link).

RULES you must resend this to 5 bloggers and you must tell 5 things about your crafts you like the most...what inspires you to make home made gifts..

What inspires me:

1. I love that homemade gifts are personal. I've made them with a specific recipient in mind, and put a lot of myself into the project.

2. Nothing makes me feel better than knowing I've knitted something that is keeping my kids, family, and friends warm on a cold winter day.

3. To echo Kristen, a lot of prayers go into my knitting.

4. I like the tremendous sense of self-satisfaction I feel when I finish something.

5. I really like knitting. I really like finishing a project. Things I want to knit often don't correspond to something I want to wear. So, I give them away!!!

And now, to nominate others:

1. Moriah (who might not have time to respond - she's busy delivering babies on the L&D floor.)
2. Jen
3. The Yarn Harlot (because wouldn't it be cool if she checked out my little blog?)
4. Shawnee
5. And finally - YOU! Why do you like to make gifts for people?

Now, FYI - Sandra Singh is giving away a skein of malabrigo sock yarn. Go check it out!

Happy Knitting!


Anonymous said...

Dorothy--thank you so much for entering my Mal Sock give away and for posting about it here on your fun blog!

And I agree igottknits baby is very sweet ;)
Sandra Singh

km said...

I sure hope TYH does visit here. You're so right about how personal handmade gifts are. =0)

Jknits said...

thank you for thinking of me!

Nina said...

There's something for you in my blog. :) Hope to see you on MK again soon.

Judy11 said...

I knit for the pleasure I get out of the relaxation of knitting and seeing the joy of those receiving hand made items. Especially for the grandsons (though sometimes getting the next blanket done is not so relaxing when done 'on command'.) Right now I am working on mini blankets for each of the boys' baby dolls. But they are on hold at the moment as I took a very bad fall a month ago and can't do much with my arms yet, much less knit! Finally being able to type without pain is an accomplishment!

You and your family are in my thoughts.