What a surprise! My crocheting genius friend (and person I know in real life) Judy nominated my blog for the Kreativ Blogger award. What it lacks in spelling (unless, of course, it's from Germany, as Yvonne points out) it makes up for in niceness! When you're just a regular person blogging about your regular ole knitting, you don't expect awards, so this is really a pleasant thing!
Sometimes it's just nice to know that people appreciate what you do. After all, bloggers spend a lot of time doing stuff to blog about (that is important), taking reasonable photos (some doubt that with respect to mine, ha ha), and writing what they hope will be interesting words about their crafts, passions and lives. If you know some people whose blogs make your day, why not give them a nice award to remind them that people are out there enjoying their work?
My nominees (chosen from among my list of knitting bloggers, not meaning to snub the others, of course) are: Dragonfly, Trine, Barb, Lynn, Gena, Emily, Jen, and Becca. These bloggers are women from near and far whose blogs I really enjoy and who bring me not only knitting fun, but also humor and excellent writing to enjoy. I see some of these women often, and will probably never meet others. I'm sure some of them don't even know I exist, but they still bring me joy and brighten my days. Of course, I love pretty much all of the bloggers I read, and I sure read lots!
On a related note, when I was looking through Bloglines to see who I'd nominate here, I was saddened to notice that many blogs I used to enjoy are no longer active. I know it takes time, but I do miss the "voices" of some of these talented men and women (and I would like to thank a couple of my friends who have at least put SOMETHING up this year after I whined at them). Whose long-lamented blog do you miss most?
Fine Print for Those I Nominated:
Here are the rules for the nominees:
1. Copy the award to your site.
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate 8 other bloggers (or more!).
4. Link to those on your blog.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.