Guest posting – would you like to contribute to my blog?

Hi there, I was just listening to my favorite podcast aimed at yarn industry entrepreneurs and they were talking about “guest posting” on blogs and I thought that might be something interesting to explore. It could be fun for someone to get a featured post on a different blog and that both the blog owner and the guest poster would enjoy a larger exposure and so forth, so a sort of a win-win situation. What do you think? You don’t have to be a blogger just want to write an interesting piece knitting related and want to share it with others. I have a few ideas here for possible post topics for you:

1) How you came to be a knitter – when and how did you learn, what do you knit most, do you have a preferred knitting needle (circular, spn, dpn), where do you find your patterns, pictures of a finished item…

2) Have you ever knit an exceptional piece – a special shawl, your first large garment, something for a charity, share pictures and story around that particular project

3) A fun story around your life as a knitter

4) Your favorite how to books, knitting books or magazines, knitting pattern websites or websites/blogs which have great resources for knitters be it beginners or confirmed knitters, something you would like to share with the rest of us

5) Tell us about knitting in your country of origin or residence, is knitting a big cultural thing, do most people there knit from a young age, use a special technique, knit a particular traditional piece, or is knitting looked at as something only old ladies do, do you participate in any social events for knitters in your area etc

6) A knitting vacation – have you ever been on one if so tell us all about it, where and when, what you did, what you thought of it, what you learned, the people you met, will you be doing this again, any ideas for a future knitting vacation

7) Knitting to heal and stay sane – have you experienced the healing powers of knitting be it for a physical illness or a mental one? Explain and share your experience, did you do a knitting therapy, did you knit during chemo therapy, have you taught knitting to someone that is ill, have you seen the healing powers in someone close to you, do you know of charities or knitting groups particularly aimed at this aspect of knitting etc

8) Are you a ______ knitter – tell us why you mostly/only knit shawls/socks/baby items/charity knits etc, tell us about your favorite pattern/s, your favorite material/wool, favorite designer, favorite technique etc

9) Do you maybe have an original idea for a blog post? Something dear to your heart you would like to share?

I’m sure you have lots of more ideas, these are just the ones that come to my mind as I’m writing this morning. I think it could be lots of fun to have people share their stories here on my blog and that would enrich my blog and our experience as a blog reader for all of us.

If you would like to contribute a post to my blog, please send me an email to: knittinginfrance@gmail.com

Please include your details:

1) name and country of residence

2) if you are a beginner knitter or a more advanced one

3) what you would like to write about

4) if you have a blog then include a link to your blog or if you have contributed to other blogs

We will then discuss your post in more detail and how to submit and when. Depending on your reactions this could become a regular feature or just a pleasant addition to the blog from time to time. Either way it will be a blast:)

But before saying goodbye, here are two more photos of the latest rovings I did – yesterday I told you about and showed you pictures of the rovings I just dyed for the I Knit Fandango – and here are the two that I dyed gradient style

Hand dyed roving by www.knittinginfrance.com hand dyed roving by www.knittinginfrance.com Nice don’t you think?

I’m in heaven, I’m in Fibre Heaven

Hi there, I just had to share my joy with you all today! I just received my order from Woolgatherings after waiting for it for almost a month (yes the package was stuck in customs for almost 3 weeks). But now it is here and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my fibre and can’t wait to start spinning them.

Some day soon, these beauties will be hand spun yarn treasures that will embellish my personal yarn stash – or yours if you want me to spin some up for you or if you are a spinner like myself and take a look at her shop I know you will be tempted to do as I did. BUY!

Woolgatherings is a family run business and Kate, the dyer, does a wonderful job. I’ve ordered from them before and just loved my yarn so that is why I placed this new order. This time I went for mostly BFL + Tussah silk and Organic Polwarth + silk blends. The silk will add strength and sheen to my finished yarns. I chose bright colours, which I love and are a staple of Kate. All the rovings are super soft and the colours are gorgeous. You will soon be seing these spun into yarn here.

If you decide to take a look at the Woolgatherings shop, and I certainly encourage you to do so, be aware that you will be mesmerized and may not be able to leave the shop with an empty cart:)

So here are my beauties:   Hand dyed roving from Woolgatherings on Etsy     Hand dyed roving from Woolgatherings on EtsyDo you get why I’m so happy???

I have another favorite dyer on Etsy and I also purchased some of her work last week and will be sure to share her work with you as soon as I receive my order.

 

Until then, I’m off to my spinning wheel for an afternoon of happy spinning. Have a great  and creative day yourself 🙂