In the spirit of the amazing community building that Dewey was so good at, tell us about your favorite blogs, the ones you have bookmarked or subscribe to in your Google Reader, that you visit on a regular basis. Tell us what it is about these blogs that you love, that inspire or educate you or make you laugh. Be sure to link to them so we can find them too.
[NOTE: Weekly Geeks has been taken over by a group of individuals dedicated to keeping the project going in memory of Dewey.]
Oh geez… this is going to be a looooong list. I think it’s also appropriate to mention that I got a bunch of awards lately and I’d like to give them to each and every blogger I visit! But first, I would like to say that I don’t use GoogleReader, I use Shrook as it is desktop-Mac-based and reminds me of iTunes! So, in absolutely NO particular order, a number of the bloggers I like to visit often, if not daily!
- Chan (ChanKnits) – When you need a nice dose of fur-babies, go visit Chan, Sissy, and Gretchen!
- Michelle (InsanKnitty) – Knitter extraordinaire! Michelle has some lovely patterns and is host of the Cocoa Swap!
- Chelle (Blind Purls) – I met Chelle during my first knitting swap, and we both go to local knitting meetups. Her guide dog Maylee is adorable.
- Julia (My Knit Blog) – I met Julia through local knitting meetups. Her blog is young, but growing!
- Cass (Shut Up! I’m Counting) – although accident-prone, Cass has some of the funniest stories.
- Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) – co-host of the War Through the Generations challenge, Serena is an avid book blogger. I love helping her out with design when she needs a button. Check out her banner!
- Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) – the other co-host of the War Through the Generations challenge. Anna is another book blogger I enjoy reading. I also redid her banner.
- Amy (My Friend Amy) – The all-powerful Amy! Creator of Book Blogger Appreciation Week and the Buy Books for the Holidays Campaign. Amy is all about improving the book blogging community, and I love helping her out any way I can.
- Stephanie (The Written Word) – one of the first book bloggers I started reading. Now battling cancer, Stephanie is blogging a lot less, but I still love reading her thoughts on books!
- Ruth (The Scrabble Queen Knits, Too) – a knitter who shares my love for tea. She is helping host the K1T2 Tea Talks this month. She will also be flying into Seattle for a vacation in February… and may be mosying up to Canada for a visit!
- Jessi (Alabama Fiber Dreams) – a fantastic knitter who co-hosts Whiskers on Wednesday with me. Can’t say enough good things about Jessi!
- Anne (K2tog Across the Miles) – All the way from Alaska originally, Anne is now living in Georgia and her sister Martina is in Alaska still. They blog about knitting, together.
- Anna (Princess Pea) – located in England, Anna is a knitter… and to be honest I can’t remember how I started reading her blog! Probably through Ravelry.
- Lezlie (Books N Border Collies) – Recently celebrating her one-year blogiversary, Lezlie reads with impecible speed! I always love checking out what she’s recently finished.
- Wendy (Literary Feline) – One of the first book bloggers I started following, Lezlie and I share similar tastes – cats and books!
- Nat akaTanabata (In Spring it is Dawn) – Originally from British Columbia, she is now living in Japan! Lots of insightful book reviews interspersed by beautiful photography.
- Trish (Hey Lady! Whatcha Readin’?) – Interesting book reviews, funny posts and personal anecdotes,
- Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness) – host of the Blog Improvement Project 2009, Kim is a new addition to my blogroll and I look forward to reading more of her blog!
- Anita (YarnDemon’s Adventures) – a talented knitter, spinner, and kitty-mommy. Right now she is about to begin spinning a friend’s cat’s fur into yarn! How cool!?
- And of course, Dewey (A Hidden Side of a Leaf), whose spirit lives on in the book blogging community through Weekly Geeks, Bookworm Carnivals, 24-hour Read-a-thon, and now the Dewey Knit-Along. I loved reading her blog and seeing what kind of community outreach she was planning. She will be dearly missed!