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I’m a sentimental person but I hate the obligatory “What are you thankful for?” that happens this time of year. I’m not really spiritual so I don’t know who I’m thanking for some coincidences in my life. At the same time, I’m well aware that I can’t take credit for all of the happiness that’s come to me. I really like to refer to the way I feel as lucky. Somehow the stars have aligned and things are good. That being said, giving up knitting last week was really difficult for me. By Thursday, I was having dreams about binding off intricate and gorgeous color work sweaters. Reading blogs or looking through knitting books made my heart heavy. But at the same time, sacrificing a little bit made me think about a lot of things and, in the spirit of the season, I am pretty thankful.
First of all, I’m thankful that knitting is in my life. I’m not sure I’d have the little sanity left in my without it. After I picked up knitting ten years ago, I went back and forth, sometimes not making anything for long periods of time. Over the past three or four years, knitting has become a huge part of who I am. I know I kept returning to it because I’ve always loved making things, be it with pen and paper or words or lights and film, I’m a maker. This is the best way I can make things and I’m so grateful that I’ve found it.
I’m thankful for how amazing and supportive everyone is. That means you lovely readers and all of my knitting friends. I’ve been complaining up a storm on Twitter (sorry, I’m Jewish. If something hurts, you’re going to hear about it) and not only has everyone tolerated me but they’ve given great advice. It really feels amazing that people I haven’t met in real life are asking how I’m feeling. You’re all fab. Of course, my family is always making sure that I’m not pushing it and Jon has been really strict so I don’t re-injure myself. As much as it’s driven me crazy, I’m grateful for that too.
And, as always, I’m grateful for my health. I’ve got plenty of issues when it comes to health but I’m really glad things aren’t worse. I’m so thankful that I’m not still having to take a knitting break. And if my wrists were still bad, if I had to get surgery or something (oh lord, knock on wood times a million), I’m thankful that I have healthcare and all of those things above.
I’d really be lost without my needles. And, as always, when times get tough, I know my friends will be there to help me through! I love the knitting community and I if it weren’t for you, I’d just be a crazy lady complaining about socks.
What’re you thankful for? (I mean, I have to ask.)
Things are starting to settle. I’m very proud of everything I have accomplished recently. Of course, I couldn’t do it without some amazing people behind me. I realized yesterday just how lucky I have been when I got a surprise email from my girl B of Brooklyn B on a Budget. B and I haven’t been able to see each other in a while since I’ve been so busy and she’s been going on amazing adventures. But, luckily, she’s still thinking of me and keeping my spirits up in a tough time.
It’s wonderful to have such great friends and a fantastic family. Having a reminder that other people are thinking of me and routing for me makes me feel so special! I am still amazed that I have so many people that not only put up with my over-worked lifestyle but support and encourage me to follow my dreams and make everything I’m doing possible.
This is my thank-you to everyone. Even if you’re just reading. It’s amazing that you’d take a minute out of your day to check on what I’m doing. Go out and remind someone that you’re thinking of them and make sure the friends and family behind you know how grateful you are for their support.
I hope the rest of you are as lucky as I am. Thanks, everyone! I owe you!
(photo by blueneurosis)
Hello, lovelies! What a month it’s been. I’ve missed you all terribly. I am here with a little apology even though I’m sure you’ll all forgive me. I supposed I am apologizing to myself. I have been so busy. I haven’t forgotten about you!
February I started working a full-time job, continued at school as a full-time student, made this blog awesome, knit half of an afghan, and made two movies (well, they’re almost done). When I started the month, I did not want to complain about the feats I was about to undertake. I didn’t want to whine or boast or tell everyone how exhausted I’ve become. But I have to say that I’m proud of myself for, at the very least, surviving.
With all of this going on, I haven’t spent enough time here. I haven’t been relaxing and doing those adorable things that I like to write about. Soon, I will be back in the swing of things but for the time being, you will have to bear with me. I promise I will post more in the upcoming weeks. I have so much fun stuff to share! Thank you all for sticking with me!
Keep checking back! I will have a new post soon about some of the more exciting things I have been so busy with. Cross my heart and hope to die!
(photo by Cari Ann Wayman)