The Very Inspiring Leibster Blogger Award

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I don’t feel inspiring. This morning, as I fought with my cat over whether or not I was allowed to knit in his presence without sharing my yarn, I managed to spill coffee down the front of my shirt and burned my areola. Since that wasn’t even the lowest part of my morning, it came as a delightful shock when I saw that Lattes and Llamas had been nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and the Leibster Award.

Granted LucyAnn & Luna Craft had awarded us the Leibster a couple of weeks ago (thanks, LucyAnn!), but Megan-Anne and I are still playing catch-up from our sudden and impromptu trip home to Indiana.

So, what’s the Leibster Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award anyway?

They’re both a great way to share your blog crushes and have a little fun while you’re at it. Since they both come with different, yet similar rules I’m going to combine them (I’m a rebel that way) and keep this party going:

  1. Thank and link back to the awesome person who nominated you. (Thanks LucyAnn and Dragonsashes!)
  2. List the rules and display the awards.
  3. Answer the ten questions given by the nominator.
  4. Nominate five other super cool blogs for the awards and notify them.
  5. Create ten questions for nominees to answer.

Answers to the Ten Questions We Were Asked

If you could go on holiday tomorrow where would you go?
Up to the Llama family cabin, no question about it! One of my goals in life is to have a house on the lake up in the Poconos just like them. Until then, Mr. Llama’s parents are wonderful about letting us use theirs.

Tea or coffee
Pffft… What do you think?

What gadget could you not do with out?
Other than the usual smart phone and laptop answer, I’d have to say our ball winder. I freaking love that thing. There is something magical about being able to tell the LYS shop owner that no, I can totally wind my yarn at home.

What was the last book you read? ( fiction or non-fiction, that includes patterns!)
I just finished Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I gave it four out of five stars. It started off super creepy and then halfway through it turned into this wild, fun ride. Megan is currently reading Jim Butcher’s latest Dresden Files novel, Skin Game. Mr. Llama got her a signed copy as an early birthday present. Everyone say it with me, Awwwwwwww!

What do you do to relax?
Crochet and knit, obviously. We also love to read or watch our stories to relax. (Yes, we refer to Supernatural, Teen Wolf, and So You Think You Can Dance as our “stories” like we’re old ladies watching soap operas at noon. Don’t judge us.)

Do you have any pets? Or what pet would you most like to own?
Megan-Anne has two cats, Gambit and Inara. They’re brother and sister from a farm in Indiana. I have one bad cat, Wesley the Rogue Demon Hunter.

These cats are unnatural. They just sleep like this.

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Are you a maths person or a languages person?

Favourite colour?
Megan loves sunshine yellow and mine changes with my mood.

The person you would most like to meet?
Misha Collins, Misha Collins, or maybe Misha Collins.

Castiel watches over this house. #AVerySupernaturalChristmas

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Do you have a garden & what do you like to grow?
I tried gardening for the first time last year, but it was a rough summer for it. I’m embarrassed to say that my beds are all overgrown with weeds now. Next year, I’m totally going to take them back though and try something easier. Maybe herbs?

Our Nominations for the Very Inspiring Leibster Blogger Award

Nice and Knit, two awesome sisters who recently launched their own line of yarn.

Danielle from Flip Coast Creations, a nerd girl after my own heart.

The Twisted Yarn for a lot of reasons, but lately for her super sweet Knitted Mandala project. I’m loving watching this thing come to fruition.

Girl With A Duck Jumper has been around for a long time, but she’s new to me and I luves her. She crochets the cutest amigurumi.

Kirsten from Klever Knits, who I think is someone you should look out for as an up and coming designer.

Ten Questions for Our Blog Crushes

  1. What is your go-to caffeinated beverage?
  2. What is your favorite cult classic film?
  3. What yarn related thing have you always wanted to try but haven’t gotten around to it yet? IE spinning, tatting, dying, Tunisian crochet, etc.
  4. What color are you in love with right now?
  5. What is your favorite fiber to work with?
  6. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
  7. What was the last book you read?
  8. If you could own any mythical creature as a pet, what would it be?
  9. If your life was turned into a movie, what would it be titled?
  10.  What is your favorite season?

Want to get in on the fun? Answer one or two of our Blog Crush questions down in the comments section. Thanks again for nominating us, LucyAnn and Dragonsashes!

My day just got a little brighter.