Oh my.

I was thinking that I didn’t really know what to say, but that’s just silly. There’s only one thing to say and that’s “thank you!!” to Ellen and Jan of Twinset for awarding me. It still surprises me sometimes that people read my ramblings, so getting an award from a blog that I consistently enjoy and learn from is really an honor.

Next, I suppose, are the rules, should you choose to follow them. All award winners will:

1. Copy the award to your site (check)

2. Link to the person from whom you received the award (of course!)

3. Nominate 7 other bloggers (only seven??)

4. Link to the award recipients on your blog (I think I can handle that…)

5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate (commenting too? This is asking a lot of a habitual lurker.)

Hmm. And now comes the really hard part. How on earth do you pick just seven blogs?

Fortunately, Twinset and Knitting Linguist are already awarded. (You should go check them out, and make sure to comment on Jocelyn’s knitting research ideas).

The first award must go to Anne Hanson of Knitspot (I’m surprised, but I don’t see any evidence that she’s gotten this award yet, or at least not recently). If you’ve been here any length of time, you know that I don’t knit from patterns. Designing is an important part of my process, and I can’t give it up to knit from a pattern. I haven’t knit many of her patterns, but I go to Anne’s site for the sheer pleasure of seeing yarn turn into poetry in her hands. I have not yet found another designer that can make beauty as consistently as Anne does. (And if you knit from patterns, you want to try hers!)

The award for sheer technical prowess and unwavering geekiness must go to the Tsarina.

For consistent laughs and a daily story (I don’t know how she does it), we have Sheepish Annie. She knits, too. But only dishcloths. With sleeves.

For a whole spectrum of ideas and beautiful photographs, Lolly.

For inspiring more than one “aha” moment in my journey toward spinning a respectable yarn, Abby’s Yarns.

For best process blog I’ve read lately, Grumperina. (It’s amazing what some people will do for a mitten!)

And for general fun and knitting-related adventures, Cattywampus.

And I think I am out of awards. But there are so many blogs left! Perhaps this will inspire me to update my sidebar with the blogs I currently read, rather than the ones I read a long time ago. Happy clicking!

ETA: There’s no need to pass along the chain letter, unless you want to. So, don’t feel obligated!