Something that continues to amaze and surprise me at every turn is just how alike we all are. I used to think I was terribly clever in my knitting and quilting, but just two days ago I discovered a woman in England who is every bit the coloraholic I am... right down to the pink and orange combo which, truth be told, I was pretty sure I owned. Today, it was the discovery of an Australian woman who makes the same type of odd-ball toys that my mom sewed up for us years ago... and she's authoring the patterns, or some such thing, though in our house they were known as 'wall-bears', no matter what type of creature it appeared to be.
My world has gotten very small since delving in on-line. I love the sense of community amongst knitters and crafty-chicks everywhere. There is always something new to see on a blog, some exciting new development out in the big, wide world to inspire us and drive us to do more, create more, be more. I have been leaving comments left and right, because I want bloggers to know I'm here, that I notice and appreciate the peek into your creative process. Getting to see your passions reflected in another knitters (or quilters) eyes, what they have wrought with their own hands, is such an amazing gift.
Tonight I discovered another knitter's passion for all things English. She sounds way too cool to ever stop by here, but I'd taken a photo yesterday, with the idea of a contest in mind at the time, and I've decided to post it tonight, just for Norma. The contest, in which wool will be won, is for you to comment or e-mail me with the answer to "what's wrong with this picture?" and the correct responses will be gathered and a drawing will be held for some sock yarn (wool... sorry, Dragonfly). Please don't notice the drying pile of muffin tins/baking sheets there on the left side:
And there you have it. I used to think I was unique, a rebel, a wunderkind of craftiness. I used to feel all alone out in the big, wide world, so sure that no one had the same need to create that I had. I just hadn't looked in the right places. Good night, blog readers and writers everywhere. You rock my ever-shrinking world. Camilla