Monday, October 08, 2007

Giving Thanks....

This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, as many of you have heard, and I'd like to invite everyone, Canadian or not, to give thanks this weekend. I have made so many connections with our American neighbours, and those from numerous other countries, and I feel like I have been invited to share in their holidays, and I would like to extend the invitation back.
Join me today as I give thanks for...

  • A husband that I love, and who loves me back as much as I love him.
  • Two of the best kitty cats in the entire world. They have made my life so much richer, and I could not imagine life without them.
  • A family who is always there for me, and who I can sit around with all afternoon chatting and drinking coffee.
  • In-laws who are generous and always welcoming.
  • That I have two families who want to spend Thanksgiving with me.
  • The fact that the yarn is plentiful and gorgeous.
  • Knitting
  • Finding an online knitting community that kind and encouraging.
  • The last year of my life; I have had one of the best years so far, and I attribute it to the above.

What are you thankful for?

I have also chosen this weekend as my personal kick off Socktober. I haven't been knitting many socks lately, and as incentive to get Socktober off with a bang, I wanted to use a yarn that spoke to the time of year.

I went out yesterday and found one. It's by Fleece Artist, and it's called SoMoKo in the Jester colorway. It's a fairly new yarn from them, and is comprised of 65% Merino, 20% Kid, 10% Nylon, and 5% Silk. It is a really interesting yarn to knit with. It has that slight scratchiness of the kid mohair, but the shine of silk and nylon, as well as the softness of merino. It's a neat yarn to knit with. To me, the feel screams fall, which complements the color nicely.

P.S. The all of the pictures are of that one skein of yarn.


Charity said...

Great Thankful List! :0) I love the yarn you're using, happy and fall-ish, all at the same time.

tiennie said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Ann said...

The yarn is gorgeous. We are all so lucky to belong to a world of wonderful & generous knitters. Of course, I am also thankful for my wonderful family!

Anonymous said...

... I think that may be the same colourway that I used for the socks I just finished. I was just guessing at the colourway off Colorsong Yarn's site, but ooh.

SoMoKo sounds neato. Must get my hands into a skein of that soon just to test it out, of course.

Beth said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! You have a very nice list. :) And your yarn is beautiful.

JessaLu said...

Great list - and love the yarn!