Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Navel Gazing

Ann and her family passed through Philadelphia for a quick overnight visit on their way North, and it was so fantastic. Yarn was exchanged, socks were knitted, Greek food was eaten, the kids played like old friends, and we made plans for a family weekend in the fall.


Ann gave Liz Fleece Artist Sea Wool
Liz gave Ann Schaefer Anne

Have you seen the newest Yarnival? I haven't had a chance to click through all of this month's features, but a certain Dear John letter to a sock pattern is featured this month.


In other news, despite having a a very refined taste in literature, our pal Bridget likes to slum it by reading our blog and likes it so much that she's nominated us for a Rockin' Girl Blogger Award. Shucks, Bridget, thanks! Carol introduced us to Bridget at MDSW and were instantly friends. Bridget has great literary content on her blog, with lots of reviews and recommendations, so if you like to read, check her out.


I suppose I get to name some other Rockin' Girls, so here goes:

Specs, since we have a mutual deep love of David Bowie.

Rachel, because maybe it will give her motivation to blog a bit more. She's been super-busy at work, and though I wish her lots of career success, I am endlessly entertained by her blog and wish she could post a bit more. And really, anyone who goes swimming in her wedding dress totally rocks in my book.

StuntMother and Eyeknit at Two Sharp Sticks deserve more readers. Eyeknit's analysis of her FOs in unparalleled, and her attention to detail rivals Grumperina's. That's saying a lot. StuntMother knits a staggering variety of things, from the most diaphanous lace to a sturdy woolen sweater, and she is an amazing writer, which she showcases at her other blog. StuntMother recently moved with her family to the country, and so I have an added empathy for them, as they too are now knitting friends separated by geography and united by blogging. They are also my friends in real life, and are amazingly accomplished women in their own rights.

Jody, because she is one of the smartest knitters I know, and is great company as well. But you all knew that already.

And finally, Sally at the Frog and the Daisy, a pal from the Montco Sit and Knit. Mostly a crocheter, she is also a natural knitter and serious yarnaholic. She also was one of my very first friends when I moved up here, and remains one of my best.


Up next, vacation knitting dilemmas.

11 comments:

Ashley said...

Aww--the best friends are the ones who know to give you yarn.

Kristy said...

What pretty yarn!

nova said...

It's so nice to catch up face to face, isn't it?! You guys swapped some pretty yarn, I am looking forward to seeing what the yarns will look like in finished project form!

tiennie said...

You guys are rockin! Congrats!

Bridget said...

Thanks for the nice words about me and my blog - worth every penny of the check I put in today's mail.

Nice yarn swap - I'm glad that the two of you didn't have a cat fight over Nancy Bush, and gave gifts instead ...

Rachel said...

Aww, I'm flattered that you nominated me! (And guilt-stricken for my terrible blogging track record.) I am particularly honored to be in such good rockin' blogger company!

jody said...

so, i click over to your blog and think "i really need to reply to liz about that awesome comment she left me about my skirt" and then i get to the bottom of this post, and i'm doubly shocked and humbled by your words. thank you so much! we all blog for so many different reasons, but regardless, it's so nice when someone who you think is fabulous thinks the same in return :)

Madge said...

Congrats on the nomination! You grrls rock the house!

Specs said...

Thanks for the shout-out! And congrats on the nomination!

Sally said...

Holy moly Lizzie, thanks!! (Can you feel the heat from my blushing through the computer?) You're one of my most favorite friends; I know you hated to leave Richmond, but I sure am glad that you're here...

Have fun in Maine. We'll miss you!

eyeknit said...

Thanks so much for your comment about us! I have to tell you--being compared in any way to Grumperina is the highest of compliments for me. She was probably the second blogger (after the Yarn Harlot) I began to read seriously, and I instantly took to her persnickety knitting style. Oh, and FYI...Stuntmother may have intimated that she lives in the country, but she's right on the outskirts of an actual town! The new abode is stunningly lovely--we'll all have to meet up there soon.