Challenge & Liebster Love

27 Feb

So, my liebe readers, I’ve sent a bunch of random novelty yarns to a knitting Liebste, by way of a friendly challenge! Una is a pro at upcycling weird yarn so, if she can’t save it, I won’t feel the slightest guilt if it just gets recycled. :) If nothing else, let this be a lesson to you all: do not buy yarn on a whim! (I can’t decide what is worse – the brittle tweed yarn or the entangling ladder lace.) Here’s a photo of the horror package, awaiting Una’s judgement:

Balls of yarn.

Liebster Blog Award

I was kindly nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by Lori of Little Knittle, last year, and never got around to doing anything about it – besides saying “thank you”. (To the best of my knowledge, the Liebster Blog Award was created by Jasmin of Bird of a Paradise, in 2010, to act as a blogger PR campaign. Every nominee, taking part, nominates 3-5 of their favourite blogs – to create a chain of blog love.)

Liebster Blog Award

So… I duly nominate the following fabulous blogs, in no particular order, for the Liebster Blog Award and suggest you start reading them immediately:

  1. Great Balls of Wool by Una
  2. The Move to America by Molly
  3. Awesome Parenting Is Not What I Do by Char
  4. Women in the Scriptures by Heather

By way of disclaimer, the blogs are a tad diverse, to say the least. However, they are well worth reading and are authored by some stellar ladies. If you admire patience, kindness and ability to admit shortcomings while still overcoming life’s little challenges (neatly tying this into my post topic) then you’ll find something to amuse and uplift your spirits on a regular basis. :)

Finally, a special shout-out to:

  1. Handmade Blog by Susan

Susan Penny, author of many fab books such as Quick Knits Small & Pretty, loves all things handcrafted and is now blogging regularly on knitting, sewing, baking and everything homemade. One of these days, I’m going to find time to guest blog for her… Of course, that may be after my kids have grown up and left home! :p

And, on that note, I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much recently and I accept, as my own personal challenge, to find more time to design, write and blog in the future. ;)


4 Responses to “Challenge & Liebster Love”

  1. Molly @ The Move to America February 27, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Thanks for the nomination! I will also check out the other ladies you listed as I’ve been looking for some new blogs to read/follow!

  2. Una February 28, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    I’m collecting it from the post office tomorrow. I’m already thinking that the mauve wool will make a special adult or teenager’s hat for charity. It is probably too scratchy for children and babies. I can see the ladder yarn as a nice little twisted cowl….probably for me as I can’t think of a charity that could make use of it.

  3. Heather@Women in the Scriptures March 1, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    Thank you I am honored! I am glad that I found you too ;) And I am with you on finding time for projects… it seems like there is never enough time when you have kids around!

  4. Susan Penny March 2, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    Thanks for your endorsement Fiona, that’s very kind. The invitation for a guest spot is still open – I’d be delighted to welcome you along. Kind regards, Susan.

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