Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Blogger Of Integrity Award

I was given a Blogger of Integrity Award by Mary at Mary's Writing Nook. (link on my fav blogs, Writing Nook)

This award was originally created by Aussic Cynic, who posted:
"After looking, reading and watching many many Blogs and bloggers I decided to issue some recognition to those fellow bloggers I feel maintain integrity in their Blogs. All these bloggers incorporate within their wonderful sites, an integrity not always seen. They share terrific stories, topics, discussions and images."

Mary gave it to me--
For Creativity:
Willow at Willow's Cottage. Willow is always busy knitting up some beautiful creation. Currently she's working on a lovely sweater.

Thank you so much, Mary. Your choice truly surprised me. I knit because my fingers just don't want to stop. So much yarn, so little time! The results are much less interesting to me than the process, so I rarely keep anything for myself. I sometimes don't recognize my work as being creative. It just happens and I don't really think about it.

Do you want to see the sweaters I am working on?

Child's Aran Sweater
designed and knitted by Willow
for the final project of the Master Hand Knitting Certification
It has been knitted and blocked. All I have left to do on it is sewing the seams, photographing it being worn by a model, and writing up the pattern in correct format.


The back and front of an Aran sweater should be the same. This is the back. The sleeves echo two of the body designs.

When I am not working on the Aran sweater, I have been knitting a sweater for Kiti. The pattern is from Interweave Knit, Summer 2006.


The whole sweater is worked in knit 2, purl 2 ribbing, except for the twisted stitch cables on the sweater and sleeve bottom edges.

I still have to finish the front neckline and work up the sleeves. I would like to give it to her at Thanksgiving, so I'm knitting on it every spare moment I have.


Mary said...


I'm happy that the award and the reason for giving it was such a surprise. We often don't recognize the talents in ourselves that others see. You are most deserving.

I love the sweaters you knit and am glad that you're posting about your creativity.


Mary said...


I just read your post at my blog and fully understand why you place Writing Nook in your sidebar. That describes my blog to a T. Thanks for being such a nice friend.

Glad you enjoyed today's mystery story. It's sad what happened to those people.

roxie said...

The Aaran sweater is lovely! Excellent job! You sould get your certificate this time with no trouble! Luck to you!

and congratulations on the award!

Midlife Cycler said...

Your talent amazes me. You are so good and that work is divine. Gosh, I wish I could sit with you one day a week. Do you have any easy patterns you could share on your blog?? I am doing silly little dishcloths now. fun and easy.

kate said...


You are much deserving of this award. I love the Aran sweater you are making. I didn't realise that the back and the front are supposed to be the same. I like the bottom of it too! You are really a talented woman!

violetlady said...

That is a beautiful sweater. My daughter is a knitter and I treasure anything that she knits for me. Thank you for stopping by my Cabin Dream blog. I haven't yet defined what goes into which blog - let me know if you have any ideas.

Anonymous said...

The sweater is turning out wonderfully! Congratulations on your blog award. :)

Robin said...

You are an amazing knitter! I only knit things like dog sweaters, and dish cloths, and baby hats!