I’m not sure what’s happening in whichever part of the world you’re in, but today in Canada it’s Thanksgiving Day. It usually means turkey, lots of root vegetables, brussel sprouts, pumpkin pie, and family. It also means recalling whatever you’re thankful for ans saying thanks for it. This is the first year in quite a while where I haven’t cooked a turkey and had friends over for the usual feast. I would like to instead do a special post to say what I am thankful for with relation to knitting – this is a knitting blog after all. My apologies if I forgot anyone or anything … I can’t write everything down or I would still be typing tomorrow for the Tuesday’s tips. So here is my thank you list in no particular order. Thank you …
- Helen – for organizing my yarn stash last year.It’s still organized and I now know exactly what I have and where. Of course, it seems to be magically growing though – not really sure how. I think we may have missed a few Gremlins.
- Alpacas – for growing my favorite fiber and for all the people who take care of them so we can get this fiber and experience its softness and warmth.
- ??? – for discovering this phenomenal art and getting it started so that today we can enjoy so many different variations of it in terms of patterns and ideas.
- Susan Bates – for writing the Learn to Knit book that I used to learn to make my first stitches. I still have it too!
- Sheep – for growing my second favorite fiber and for being so patient while year after year we give you a haircut so that we can keep ourselves warm (or make ourselves look nice) and not complaining about it. Hey, it’s better we give you a haircut than send you to the wolves, right?
- Designers – the lot of you that take time out of your schedules to come up with some pretty nifty ideas and patterns and inspiring others to do the same thing. Of course I have a special place in my heart for those that do Celtic patterns but anyone who comes up with a new idea or new spin on an old idea is pretty cool in my book. Keep up the good work!
- Needles – believe it or not I think I have a bigger addiction to knitting needles than to yarn itself. It’s only with extreme control (and a few people preventing me) that I don’t have more needles than yarn. If I could have my way I would have at least 10 complete sets of straight, circular, and DP needles (at least) in different materials. I can’t help it, people keep coming up with new ideas and things to make them out of. There’s even square needles!
- Antoinette, Susan, and Kathy – on the rare occasions that I don’t feel like doing a blog post and every other day, you ladies keep me motivated to keep posting and sharing the bits of information I have about knitting. In doing so I get comments and feedback that opens my eyes to what’s out there and helps me to grow as well. I appreciate your constant feedback, corrections, ideas, and encouragement.
- Kathleen Johnson – I don’t know if you even have a computer Kathleen or where you’re at these days, but thanks for increasing my knitting knowledge tenfold and teaching me true patience. It was a joy working with you and I hope you and your family are well!
- Anne, Joie, andK1T2 – for helping me to create something that is more, for helping me knit through the entire summer, and for showing me what it is like to be in a community.
Okay, like I said, I could go on, but I’ll leave it at this for now. As you can see I am very thankful – and that’s not everything and only in the area of knitting. So, what are you thankful for?