Anni has given me a great honor by picking me as a
I love Anni's blog. If she hadn't picked me, I totally would have picked her. She dyes with plants, spins, plays with energized singles, and explores color in ways that make me think. You rock Anni!
Now I get to pick 5 Rockin' Girl Bloggers. What a tough choice. There are so many fabulous and rockin' bloggers to choose from.
In no particular order:
Leah of Homework does amazing things with felting. Many of her projects include the work of her kids or are designed to be fun to do with children. I always leave her blog amazed and inspired. Read her archives, you won't be sorry.
Judy of Persistent Illusion is an adventurous sock knitter. She is just as likely to show you a fabulous idea as an idea that seemed great but fizzled. It is a window into her design process and what a process it is. Her posts are smart and her blog is gorgeous (I dream of a blog so clean and orderly). Did I mention that she invented the best toe-up cast on evah?
Jessie of What Housework? has a heart as large as Vermont. Jessie's family includes a few humans and a menagerie of creatures. Her stories are like a big warm hug and a mini vacation on the farm. Grab a cuppa and sit down for a visit. If fabulous fiber is your desire, Jessie can provide you with A Piece of Vermont. She is one of my favorite indie dyers.
Rachael of Yarn A Go-Go is a bright light in the knitting blogosphere. She is one of those bloggers that can make me laugh and cry in the same post. Warm, real, and so cute! You feel like you are hanging with a good friend. And, she knits fearlessly. Rachael is the definition of a Rockin' Girl Blogger (why is Pirates of Penzance stuck in my head now?). Go Rachael Go.
Janine of Feral Knitter is my sage of stranded knitting. Watching her work makes me want to expand my knitting horizons. She is original, smart, and funny. There is a strength a surety to Janine that I admire very much.
Brooke of Missy B is a wealth of information. I think there is a fiber catalog in her brain. Whenever I need a bit of advice on spinning, dyeing, or fiber preparation, I turn to Brooke. She has also developed the ability to knit while doing just about anything. If someone told me she could knit in her sleep, I'd believe them. (Haha Brooke, now you HAVE to up date your blog.)
Marcy of Habetrot reminds us of what spinners and knitters of yore did. Each post is a postcard from another time or place. She is our historian, reminding us of spinning history so we CAN repeat it. And she is celebrating her blogiversary. Go give her some love.
Did I exceed my five Rockin' Girl Bloggers limit? Ooops!
We are off for a family weekend at the lake. I can't leave you without a few pictures. Here's what is growing in the back yard.
I planted yellow nasturtiums the first year we had our raised vegetable beds. It has been seven or eight years of sweet little volunteered faces. The young flowers and leaves sometimes make it into the salad bowl.
Several tomato plants volunteered themselves this year. I think they arrived via the compost. The farmer's market supplies us with heirloom tomatoes until our kick-in. We have never grown this variety (until now!).