Arte Y Pico

Ruth at Roobeedoo nominated me for an award!

Rules of Arte Y Pico
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award, creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogger community, no matter of language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award-winning, has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winning and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y pico” blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.
Passing on the award, I nominate (in no particular order):
BlueADT Knits: apart from having a TON of gorgeous animals, she always has fantastic photography of her projects and purchases, and is generally wonderful 🙂
Yarn Miracle: Emily was my downward swap partner for Sockapalooooza, and was so understanding of my health problems when I was trying to get her socks made. She’s a wonderful person, with a gorgeous little baby girl, and does some amazing organisation of the Dish Rag Tag scheme. And she knits too! She clearly is better at organising herself than I am 🙂 Go see her.
Octopus Knits: apart from the cat content, which never fails to amuse me/strike fear into me for the safety of the lace, there is currently perhaps the most gorgeous Malabrigo lace yarn shade ever on there. But she always has beautiful lace knitting anyway 🙂
Posh Yarns: you won’t find much better photography or crafting than at Rebecca’s site. She’s an amazing seamstress, and knits beautifully, to the point where I feel like I’m reading an aspirational magazine (but much better because it is real life)!
Finally, Knit Two Together: Gina rocks. No two ways about it. But Gina rocks more after her stint as a racing car driver 😀 She knits and she drives! But can she do both at the same time? Probably not but who cares ;D
And I’d like to give an extra mention to Abigail at 1870pearl as she’s such a wonderful person, and always has something positive to say. I know I should only nominate 5, but I couldn’t resist pulling Abigail in 😉 Hope Ruth won’t withdraw my award 😉
There are too many cool bloggers out there. Go find them.
I ought to add some knitting news too. Still nothing that isn’t secret to show I’m afraid 🙁 But on Saturday I went to the Guild open day again 😀 Naturally I bought stuff. I got a ton of All Seasons Cotton to make Hermia (I’m still debating about the length I should make for her, but I’ll probably go full length), and Cat Bordhi’s New Pathways book. We also got to finally go to the talk with all the antique knits. I’d already rejected a book about knitting Latvian mittens as it recommended a gauge of 10 sts an inch on 1.5-2mm needles, and I can’t even get 9 sts on 2mm 🙁 But when I saw things that had been hand made to a gauge of 15 sts per inch, I was in awe. If you can make it to the guild, but have never been to the talk – go. It’s fab, and it doesn’t cost any extra. And then we went to the beer festival at the Nook and drank some beer and some perry 🙂 And danced in our seats, and played pool. It was good 😀

Raoked :D (and also some Plurking)

Weee! I got Raoked 😀 Twice! I’m a lucky girl 🙂
First up, some gorgeous stitchmarkers from Kristina:
RAOK markers
Aren’t they beautiful?! I love the little heart ones in particular, but they are all gorgeous. They are sitting on a 2.5mm needle, so you can see they are perfect for sock and lace knitting, as they won’t get in the way or get stuck in the knitting 😀 Thanks Kristina 😀
And as if that wasn’t enough, I got these too:
RAOK needles
from Christine 😀 She doesn’t do sock knitting on dpns very much now, so she sent me hers 😀 I’m quite excited by the Crystal Palace ones as I didn’t have any 2.75mm ones and I’ve never used Crystal Palace ones before. Weee! Thanks Christine 😀
And hey! there will be another blog post veeery soon, because I have some spinning to show you, and I might just drop a hint to Gina about her gift knit… Teehee! Plus I have been given an award, and after much umming and ahhing I’ve picked out some blogs to award it to. Who knows, it might just be you on the list… 😀
Finally, before I forget, Abigail invited me to Plurk, so if you are on there, come find me 😀 My Plurk box is in the side bar (or if you don’t have as high a resolution as me, it might be waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay down at the bottom of the blog). You know you want to.