Thank You

Knit Stars

The other day I told my husband how weird and wonderful the world is sometimes. I started blogging and writing because I just wanted to share my love of knitting and color. I didn’t expect to every write a column for MDK or be asked to be a Knit Star or any of the other wonderful opportunities that have come my way over the years. I just wanted to share what brought me joy and in return I’ve gotten so much back in return. I was struck by some of the messages from my Knit Stars class that premiered this week (November 4 is the last day to buy season 6) and I was touched at what people said they got out of the lessons. Even if you don’t get the classes, I hope from here on this blog you know that I want you to choose joy when you knit. Knit what makes you happy. Knit for people who make you happy. Knit with materials that make you happy. Life is really too short to do anything else.

Again, I thank you for supporting me, for reading this blog and for being a part of my fiber community. I just thought I should say it again.

23 Replies to “Thank You”

  1. You give me inspiration as I read your posts. For you taking the time to share a little of the world through your eyes. πŸ’“. Thank you. I always look forward to what you knit next. Have a wonderful holiday season.

  2. Thank you for sharing your joy! It lifts me up❀️

  3. I do more fun knitting, experiment with a wider variety of patterns, use brighter colours with a renewed consciousness of how much I enjoy it because you reminded me that I can. Thank you Dana.

  4. I should say it again: thank YOU for all that you bring to the community. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  5. When one gives freely of oneself, so much more is given back in return! Thank you Dana for sharing your Joy with us allπŸ˜—

  6. Congratulations! Sooo happy to hear of your success and see that your health has improved so much that you are back at it!

  7. I’m primarily a crocheterbut sometimes I knit something very easy on straight needles–right now a sweater of knit rectangles in acid green. I am told and internalize needing to use circulars, etc, but at that point I retreat to crochet which just makes me happier. So I learn from your kindness and use of color, but otherwise….

  8. You are πŸŒ…β˜€οΈπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒ  I love reading your blog. I love when write for M.D.K. It Brings me Joy as Does Miss JellybeanπŸ˜πŸΆπŸ™ŒπŸ½

  9. Thank you for inspiring me to go ahead, knit that sweater! I enjoy your column and your blog, and so happy you’re willing to take us on your journey.

  10. When the pandemic hit and the world seemed to have gone mad, you became a welcomed knitter friend during isolation. I always looked forward to your blog posts for inspiration, normalcy, kindness, and a sense of connection to the knitting community. My knitting universe has expanded in wonderful ways because of you. Your knowledge, expertise, calmness, and enthusiasm was just what I needed to get through to the other side. I’m forever grateful.

  11. Love and hugs ! Thank you for all you share and do- I am always excited to see your posts – and Jellybean too!

  12. I second all the love feedback everyone’s expressing, Dana. You’re an inspiration in so many ways. Wishing you all the best, healthwise, craftwise, and in your life going forward.

  13. Thank you! I so love your posts, your love for your darling Jelly Bean, and your enthusiasm for sweater knitting! I just finished a big ol’ sweater just in time to keep the heater turned down low (a slightly oversized version of Elizabeth Smith’s Clouds in my Coffee). I’ve logged lots of time in the CVICU as a mom and held my breath when you were not posting during your recovery. I’m in California, so not sure we’ll ever meet in person, but I am grateful for all your writing and sharing.

  14. You’ve been an inspiration to me for many years. Thank You!

  15. I have become a better sweater knitter over the past year and I always think of your amazing skills and truly feel that your skills and blog have encouraged and inspired my work. One day I hope to be as talented as you are! Keeping you in my thoughts as you focus on healing your body and your soul.

  16. I’m a new(ish) knitter and recently found your blog through the Lucia sweater project page. The colors you used were amazing! I just finished my version of it in varying shades of green. Thanks for your inspiration and all the love and joy you spread here!

  17. Every day, when I see your posts on Instagram, and get a Jelly Bean fix, I am that much happier. Thank you for everything you do and give to the world. It means so much to many of us!
    Happy Holidays!

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