I love blogging without expectation and I will share only passion. The other important part of blogging to me is the great feeling of snuggling into a mini space, a virtual one, where I am happy and free. I love taking pictures so dressing my pictures with words is just the cheery on the top of a gluten free cake :). So when I came across the love your blog challenge created by A playful day, I thought that it was a great idea therefore I decided to join the thread of love
The inspirational topic for the start of the challenge is community and interaction. It is hard to feel in a community when you are alone writing away in front of your computer. But the truth is that since I started blogging, I realised how much I did not know… about so many aspects of craft, life and other million stories. I discovered a world of extremely talented people sharing so much information about knitting, wool, dyeing, spinning that I felt overwhelmed by it. I had to focus myself as otherwise I was going to pop in several parts that would scatter across the internet and that way I would not achieve anything. So when I came back into one piece :), I realised that there is a huge community of knitters out there, sharing their love for crafts and my passion for knitting enhanced by 10 fold:
– I discovered amazing techniques such as the Brioche, provisional CO via youtube, craftsy, instagram and of course Ravelry. People share their projects and this alone sprout little or big inspiration. I discovered Fasett‘s beautiful work and rowan via Ravelry and I started the jubilee throw that way and seeing finished jubilee is just very inspiring. I discovered Nancy Marchant (I recently bought her book knitting fresh brioche) thanks to @juldubx for inspiring me :)!
– What about KAL (knit along)?? they are the most amazing things to do, you are in a big group of people, from different places of the world and we all knit the same pattern ! How cool is that ! I have now some knitting friends from all over the world who I never meet in person but with who I share knitting struggles with embarrassing pictures or knitting accomplishment! I am currently in a KAL on a westknits pattern; Penguono on instagram with a bunch of rad ladies @juldubx, depuisquelletricote aka @nappyknitter, labarbichette aka @alessiaammendola This is what I have done so far :) So what about you ?? what is your take on community and interaction? would you like to join the force of crafting then come with us, we need you :)