Well, I’d like to start this post by saying Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family in the US – especially you dad. I wish I was there to have some of that wonderful feast you will be getting into shortly, and of course to give and get some hugzzz. I’ll try and make it down next year. In the meantime, there’s a contest to finish and a new post to write (for the rest of the world that isn’t taking the day off). For the contst, I am giving you the same letter twice. The middle letter in both the first and last square is “L”. Good luck!
Since it’s Thanksgiving Day in the US, I’d like to use this post to say what I am thankful for in terms of knitting. Maybe later today when you have a moment you can say what you are thankful for (or leave a comment here – that would be a great way to share with all of us).
- I am thankful for Alpacas for having such warm, soft, hair that we can spin and use to make wonderful things. And of course all the people that breed them and make the fleece available to us!
- I am thankful for icons and pioneers in knitting such as (but not limited to) Elizabeth Zimmerman and Barbara Walker for their dedication and research into knitting when information wasn’t as easily accessible as it is today. Without all their efforts who knows where we’d be right now?
- I am thankful for Colinette yarns for their work in hand painting fibers and the big boost it has given the industry. Now these wonderful colorways are readily available and in hues that you can’t even imagine.
- I am thankful for the first person that picked up four sticks and started to knit a tube into a pair of socks. And for the person who then discovered the opposite stitch, the purl stitch, on the back(the inside)!
- I am thankful for the internet and the libraries that are in my area that I can indulge my passion for learning about knitting at any time of the day or night
- and lastly (I’m trying to keep this one short) I am thankful for all of the readers and visitors to this site. It really inspires me to keep writing and also to go out and find out more interesting things about knitting to share.
I hope you have a great day, regardless of where you are. And keep knitting!