Thankful

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving here in the United States and before you know it Christmas will be here and then the new year! My posting here as been erratic just because my life has been filled to the brim with new and exciting routines and tasks. I’m thankful for where I am right now.
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I’m also thankful for dogs who enhance my knitting process. Cher will always find a ball of yarn to nap on and Jellybean…
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Let’s just say this year I’ve learned how to hold a chihuahua who wants hugs and snuggles while knitting. It’s a skill.

I also realized how thankful I am for my two hands this year. They allow me to make things that bring comfort, joy and happiness to the people I love. And they let me type this blog to you! I’m just insanely happy and full of gratitude today and every day. So if you celebrate Thanksgiving I hope it is filled with the love of family and friends! And if you don’t, hopefully your Thursday is filled with yarn. I’ve got some fun things I’m finishing up so more posts next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mood

I saw a graphic yesterday that said for 72% of September we’ve had grey skies. It has been rainy and gross out the entire month.
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I’m knitting and plugging along, grading assignments and snuggling dogs. My husband is almost back from a stretch of travel and my mood this week has been a little blah. So here’s hoping for some rainbows after all the cloudy skies we’ve had, I need the pick me up!

Juggling Projects

On Friday I agreed to another test knit. That now makes 6 projects I have on my needles (if you’re keeping count that’s Guthrie, Blocks Blanket, Rainbow Tecumseh, Tiny Tecumseh and a gift for my Mom). Am I crazy? Perhaps. Am I happy? Helllllll yeah!
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This is one of the yarns I’ll be using in my brioche test knit I’ll share next month, it’s a good one. And I’m down to the last color of my rainbow for the body of my rainbow Tecumseh! Although I’m considering making it longer and adding two more colors but I need to finish my sleeves to see how much yarn I’ve got left and if that’s possible. And since I’ve got people starting the Tecumseh knitalong even now I’m happy to slowly work through it.
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And did I mention that my mother gave me enough of a hint to know that she wants me to knit her something for her birthday? LOL Yeah, she isn’t subtle and her birthday is in early October. I’ve cast on something I think she will absolutely love AND it doubles as a great commuting project. I don’t have anything intricate to memorize and can just blindly knit for 30 minutes.
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But I’ve got lots of time on my hands, a traveling husband and two dogs that are more than willing to snuggle me while I knit.
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I think I’m going to be able to knock out some really fun projects in the next few weeks! What about you? What are you working on?