gawking in the heat

Hola from the heat! Gosh its soo hot today! I’m all dizzy from the heat. How are you today?

Blogging live from my new office/hobby room/guest room now. Its finally finished!. Yes there will be pictures, but not right now, I have taken lots of before and after shots during the process, a blog post about it all will come sometime next week. (be patient, Hannah! ;-) ) I haven’t gotten around to post my vacation pictures yet either, and I have so many FO’s to show you that I should have a FO week or something. A little behind on my blogging, sorry about that, but it looks like things are calming down now.

What I wanted to share with you today is some websites I’ve discovered recently.

The first one is Pinterest. Yeah, I finally got an account. I’m not all wow amazing ooh genius about it yet, but maybe I’ll get there. It’s a pretty site, no doubt about that, but I feel like all the pictures people are pinning should be getting more credit, this is a site where you just pin random images, most of them copyrighted. People have taken effort in making pretty pictures, and I think that the photographer/maker/artist should be more visible on the pictures, or at least on the front page. I dunno..

you can find me under the nick lengsel_knits. (same nick as I use on twitter, feel free to follow me.You need an invite to have access to pinterst, but all I did was go on the page, type in my email address, and 5 minutes later I was in.

http://pinterest.com/

 

Two other sites I want to mention is the gawking sites. Have you been there? Oh I love them! I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to discover those sites! There are several of them, one for wedding, one for design, but my favorites are the foodgawker and the craftgawker. I spent way too much time on Friday on foodgawker, faving lots of recipes, I have plans to try several of them next week. The craftgawker is also a wonderful site, lots of DIY projects. I stumbled across some pretty origami stars there, that inspired me to try origami for the first time today. I took pictures of the result, but flickr is being stupid right now. Don’t know if origami is for me though, it requires patience and you have to be precise, two qualities I don’t really have ;-)  they say that practice makes perfect, but I’ve never really gotten to the practice part, but when it comes to these stars, they are so pretty. Just google origami stars and you see what I mean. So I am going to practice until I have lots of lots of tiny stars.

Go and gawk!

http://foodgawker.com/

http://craftgawker.com/

 

And since flickr is being dumb, here’s a picture of my cat with a yarn halo. He’s a yarn angel.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. food gawker looks cool – have you seen taste spotting? http://www.tastespotting.com?

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    • Posted by lengsel on August 1, 2011 at 13:51

      I just noticed how similar they are! they are almost identical. I spotted (hee) tastespotting a couple of years ago, but never became a fan, aparently I am now, since the gawker and the spotting are so similar. Either way: I like to look at pretty food pictures and try out new recipes :-)

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