Posts Tagged ‘thankful’

21
Nov

Thankful

Written by Sarah. Posted in holiday, life, long reads

knitting againI’m knitting again!

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.)

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22
Nov

Happy Thanksgiving!

Written by Sarah. Posted in holiday, life, new york city, photos

I wanted to write a bunch of posts this week before the holiday but it looks like life’s getting in the way. There’s so much to do to get ready! I just wanted to take a moment and share this pretty picture of autumn in New York. The weather’s been weird here but the leaves on the ground look so pretty on my way to work.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know we are all thankful for a lot. This year, I’m going to be spending Thanksgiving with Jon’s family which means I’ll be away from my family for the first time ever on Turkey Day. I’m definitely going to be a little sad that I won’t be there to help them prepare but we will be sharing leftovers with them over the weekend (and leftovers are the best part, aren’t they!?). I love seeing different family traditions so I’m excited to see what a big holiday with a different family will be like.

Have you spent a big holiday away from your family before? Was the food different? Did you bring any of your own traditions to their table? Did you take any away? Happy Thanksgiving!

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