Thanks SO MUCH, ladies! You made my day, too! I'm so happy with all of the positive energy in knitblogland. While real life tends towards having negative interactions in addition to the positive, it seems like here people are always encouraging, complimentary, and well, nice. Yay for all of us.
Of course, I'm happy to pass along the compliment to other bloggers! Here are ten, although there are so many more that I could mention.
Librarian-in-Training I found Ariel's blog through Yarnival, and I'm so glad I did! She's so funny, whether she's talking about tragically frogging the wrong half of a sweater or if she's justifying why she bought more tweed.
Knitting on Impulse Ruth takes such beautiful pictures, and her knitting and jewelry are equally beautiful.
Molecular Knitting Brenda's posts are funny, and her knitting is also great. She's the only person I know who uses her couch as a gauge of knitting progress, and to great effect!
Novamade Nova's posts are always funny and clever. In addition, there's often pictures of pie and of her cute son!
On and Off the Needles Stacey so often has amazing colorwork, beautiful socks, and cute dog pictures and stories.
Peaknit Stacey is always knitting with such bright and cheerful yarn, and her posts cheer me up too!
SavannahChik Even though Jody's a friend in real life, I enjoyed reading her blog even before we met. She's such a knowlegeable, thoughtful knitter, and I learn a lot from her posts.
Stash, Knit, Repeat Amy makes beautiful things, and her son is so cute to boot!
Zarzuela Knits and Crochets This girl makes such pretty socks and sweaters, and she's got an orange cat who looks a lot like mine. When I first met Jessica, I kept thinking of her as "Zarzulea", but I've finally got it straight in my head.
In other love news, my friends threw me a surprise wedding shower this weekend. Apparently David and my bridesmaids have been scheming for months, and they did everything just right. I was so surprised I cried a little bit (happy tears) and I got to visit with faraway friends, eat wonderful food cooked by Sara (including a crossword puzzle themed cake), and enjoy seeing all of our friends meet and have fun. Yay.
And finally, I would like to play with this Pay It Forward game. I think I'm signed up to receive a gift, but I don't want to wait to get it to sign up three people to receive a gift from me. So if you're interested in playing, leave a comment saying so, and I'll randomly select three of you. I'll make you a handmade gift in the next 365 days, and you can pass it on to three other people. This is the best kind of chain "letter", in my opinion. The recipient is also the beneficiary!