|A knitting store window taken in Dingle, Ireland|
Tonight as I was trying to wade through my Google Reader list of blogs that had accumulated over the holidays, I started to randomly open some of the more enticing ones. After all I wouldn't want to open them in any orderly fashion and ruin my reputation. Not all of the blogs I read are genealogy related. I have a few knitting and food blogs sprinkled in. Now in the world of knitting blogs, the queen bee is definitely the Yarn Harlot. I used to read her blog faithfully, but somehow drifted away. . . I don't exactly remember why. I think that sometimes life just sidetracks us, and blog reading was considerably more time consuming before my discovery of Google Reader. Then this year I set up an iGoogle homepage explained by Lisa Louise Cooke of the Genealogy Gems podcast. . . .and so I discovered the Google Reader gadget. My love of blogs was reignited. It is my favorite gadget.
Then tonight while I scrolled through the recent posts, I opened the Yarn Harlot and
I invite you to enjoy this blog, and enjoy the spirit of her family as she creates knitting patterns to represent them and their lives. Be sure and read the payment instructions. There is the traditional money, but there is also an alternate option to exchange your family stories for a pattern instead . . . . .wow! My family stories are just snippets, or have already been published. If not I would be all over this. This blog is an inspiration, if you don't knit, you might consider learning and yes, men knit.