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Thursday, November 25, 2004


It’s not a tradition at this traditional time of year. But it seems that life reflection will sneak up on you all the same. You’ll be going about the routine of your days and then

In the middle of an icy downpour while driving on the Interstate, you’ll be thankful for the brakes that are working in your car.

When you stop on the ramp where the highway splits and the trucks whizzing by are making your car shake, you’re thankful for the passenger in your car who calmly pulls out the map and tells you you took the right turn and it’s safe to go.

When you run for the building at your destination, you suddenly realize how thankful you are that you have warm boots to be able to move through the sleet and snow.

Going back towards your city, when the blizzard strikes, it strikes you how wonderful it is that the Semi-Truck Drivers will piggyback in a snow storm and you’re thankful that by following them, you’ll be able to tell where the road is.

Once you reach a point where you will have to stop driving and continue working outside, when the driving snow and ice is soaking your clothes through and making your pants freeze to your legs, you’ll be thankful and almost faint with relief when your partner hands you the wool hat you threw on the dashboard. Because he noticed it was now warm and dry from the heater, it fits your head but feels like a healing envelope for your whole body, as you tie your hood over it.

At that moment, when you are staring up in the dark stormy sky at a 60 ft antenna you’re trying to control, you surrender to thanksgiving because you remember the parent at the school meeting you just attended, who sorrowfully asked the School Board President why he didn’t do something about the weapon threats last summer, when this day, 7 children are stabbed in a local High School.

You surrender to the thought, that on this day, today, you will respect the people and things that you normally take for granted and you promise to do the same as day follows day, so that in the coming year, thanks giving will be the only thing you’ve taken for granted.


the little hat that could (the version above made from soft handspun wool so it drapes more like a beret)

Thank you, everyone, for making ChicKnits such a pleasure and delight for me this past year!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!

Monday, November 22, 2004

  Monday Morning Mirth  

some tiny love from my sis…

This is a holiday week! One of the best, IMHO, where we can SMILE and nationally have something of joy together.

The little bag you see above is some joy I got from my sister! Inside were two Scottie Dog barettes and a strange little green thing…

This Vintage Tool has become my favorite way to keep track of my cabling adventures!

Cool Family Bloggers
BlogDogBlog & Banana Flip

Claudia & Silvia

Yarn-a-Go-Go & Bethany

who else out there is FAMILY? :)

Friday, November 19, 2004

New Threads Friday


Working with this yarn is just too much temptation. One cannot sit down with a plate of fresh warm chocolate chip cookies and eat just one, non?

So far, I’ve only made a sweater out of this stuff and a scarf. It was infinitely intriguing to watch the stripe patterns unfold and reveal their secrets. This is the type of yarn I want to unspin to see all of the nuances of strands that make up its mystery. (Nothing beats being entertained by the yarn itself when one is making Christmas gifts!) Needless to say, this was also a hit on the bus. Riders of the #66 give Kureyon a big thumbs up and to my happiness KNEW I was knitting a HAT!

ChicKnits Bucket Hat
Design: moi
Yarn: Noro “Kureyon”
Color: #52
Gauge: 18sts/24 rows over 4″
Type: Hand Knit

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