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.

6 comments:

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!

Kay 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!