On the way home from lunch with a friend I took the subway to 57th Street to a giant yarn sale at the Holiday Inn. I had planned to spend maybe $10, but I ended up spending $43 and some change. I ended up with 10 skeins of variegated turquoise yarn 10 pair of knitting needles and a plan to knit my girlfriend a hat and scarf, and my two brothers a hat each.
Here is one of two hats I am knitting for my nephews. The picture shows the one completed hat. I used Filatura Lanarota Wool Sprinkles yarn (92% wool, 8% polyester). The yarn was made in Peru.
Another picture shows how’s a second hat in progress. For the second hat I used Red Heart Collage, a medium weight 100% acrylic yarn made in Turkey.
I learned of Nelson’s Mandela’s death earlier to day and I am deeply saddened.
For me Thanksgiving is the beginning of one long holiday season, so indulge me as I list what I am thankful for five days after Thanksgiving:
My life, my body, including every hand foot and joint, not to forget my head and my mind and my brain;
My family and friends;
The organizations I belong to;
WordPress, my blogs and their readers
Ebay.com and Etsy.com
School-Queens College, CUNY
My physiology-all systems work…mostly;
My little job
for Cheryl, the Crafty Commuter
…and a host of other things that I am happy to have.
All of these things make we wealthy beyond compare.