One can’t have too many awards, right? I have recently been nominated for a Sunshine Award by the lovely Hannah from Unsophisticated + jejune. Last month, I received the Liebster Award from Yarns, Books and Roses. Liebster Award is an award given to blogs featuring interesting articles with a small readership whereas the Sunshine Award is for positive, creative and/or inspiring blogs. I sincerely feel honoured and grateful for both of them.
As a Sunshine Award winner, I was asked by Hannah a few questions. Here are my answers :
- How do you source your materials? Favourite craft shop, ebay, esty? Steal it?
So far, I have been purchasing my material mostly from my favorite craft shops. Back in France, I used to shop to 3 different places : two of them were specialized chain stores called respectively Bergère de France and Phildar and the third one was a multi-brand craft store called Déclic. I especially liked the one I mentioned last and I loved them even more when they decided to move just across the street from my work place. I loved my job but it made me even happier to go to work when I knew I could pay a visit to the store on my lunch break 🙂 Regarding the places I go to to buy yarn in Montréal, for the finest ones, I still go to specialized yarn shops (La Maison Tricotée and Mouliné), for acrylic ones or less expensive ones I go to Michaels. I keep an eye on Etsy but somehow I need to check the material by myself before actually buying it, color, quality,etc..however, I am sure I will give it a try sooner or later.
2. Are you a confident public crafter? Do you knit on trains, quilt in the park, etc?
I do knit in public, and find it life-saving when I know that I will have to wait a lot. In fact, instead of hating those moments when you fall in a different space-time, I am looking forward to make some progress on my knitting projects and waiting is not a problem anymore, anywhere : to the doctor, during the kids’ swimming lessons, in the park,…
3. What is your learning process? Do you go one step at a time, or do you push yourself to learn more techniques on every project?
I try to learn one step at a time as I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself, I have a job for that, lol. However, I do like to go outside of my comfort zone to discover new techniques. For example, I always knit my socks Cuff Down with a classic Heel Flap and one of my goals is to try the Toe Up method, different heels, different toes, so much to discover and only 24hrs a day!
Now, I would like to give a Sunshine Award to the following blogs that I particularly enjoy reading for their positivity and their creativity :
As an award winner, you can copy the Sunshine Award on your blog and you are welcome to answer 3 of the following questions I have selected for you (knitting and non-knitting related) :
- What is the next yarn or crafting item going to your stash?
- What was your last travel?
- What is your favorite pattern or who is your favorite pattern designer?
- What is your favorite season?
- What are your favourite knitting needles or crochets made of : wood, plastic, metal,…?
- What book(s) are you reading?
If you wish, it is your turn to give the Sunshine Award to bloggers who inspire you!
Thanks for reading 🙂