I hope that there is much in your life to give you a feeling of gratitude today – no matter where in the world you live.
I am very grateful for my super online friends, as well as the new friends I’ve made since we moved to the Eau Claire, WI, area. People here are just great and have been very kind to us.
It is very cold, but sunny here today – I’m thankful for that, as well as the wonderful animals for which we have the privilege of caring.
Next entry: Donkey Care 101 for Jessie, starring Eli.
I’m grateful for our 7 lb., organic, heritage Bourbon Red turkey raised by our good friends, Julie and Vince. (Visit their site to get info on how to brine a turkey for the juciest Thanksgiving feast ever, and to find out how to order this great goatsmilk soap as a holiday gift for your knitting pals! Hey, Dixie, I think you should carry this in your shop!)
I’m thankful that Jeff’s knee surgery went well, that he’s healing quickly. Having him home and underfoot for a week while I have to care for the animals on my own was driving me nuts, so we made a quick trip to Yellow Dog Knitting and Dixie and Cindi got him all set up.
He’s making good progres on his Rowan Harris Tweed scarf – and that’s not the easiest yarn with which to learn to knit! N.B. – this yarn is from my stash. Dixie set him up with some lovely, beginner-friendly Drops Alaska, but Jeff decided he wanted to make a scarf instead of a hat as soon as he got home, and there wasn’t enough Alaska for Mr. Change His Mind. So it’s his own fault he’s experiencing some sticks and splits and breaks every once in a while, but at least he’s learning patience.
Jeff now says things like, “When I get to the end of this row,” when I ask him to come and eat, or how he “tinked back a row to fix a mistake.” I can’t help but chuckle.
However, I’m sincerely worried that he’ll soon surpass my feeble skills and be off and running on Dale of Norway sweaters in a month or two.
As usual, Max and Emma are not impressed.
They are, however, thankful for a warm place to snooze.
May your day be full of furry and fibery blessings, too.
P.S. If you’re on Ravelry, you can find me as StasiaSpins.