November 22, 2011
If I don't blog today, there won't be any post until next week. Thankfully I have a four day weekend and only need to slog through two more days of work. Busy, crazy work.
Roasting the sunflower seeds turned out to be quite easy. We followed the recipe on The National Sunflower Association's website and the seeds turned out to be very crunchy and tasty, plus the whole process was very easy.
Knitting has been sporadic and often only accomplished whilst chatting. I am thankful I have any time at all to knit, thankful for friends who love to knit and chant, and thankful I can knit warm coverings for my hands. The gloves, the blue handspun gloves, grow slowly but they are growing. My main distraction is the mitt. One down, one about half way done. There can never be too many mitts in the cupboard.
The weather had been gray for days. First it snowed, then it rained, but over the last several days it has just been gray and more gray. The view comes as goes, as the mountains play hide and seek behind the clouds.
However, my friends, things could be so much worse. Instead of bemoaning the weather, the ever changing weather, I should be giving thanks for every day I have, for every breath I take. And I am!!!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you, my dear friends.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Margene! I am so thankful for your friendship. (I am also taking your advice and knitting up some warm coverings for my own hands. Thanks for that nudge!)
Posted by: Kym | November 22, 2011 at 06:45 AM
Good to count your blessings! I love the rugged mitt photographed against the stones. Happy Thanksgiving to you both:)
Posted by: Birdsong | November 22, 2011 at 07:28 AM
Thappy Hanksgiving ;)
Posted by: Suzy | November 22, 2011 at 07:52 AM
It's grey here, too. *sigh*
Posted by: Chris | November 22, 2011 at 07:54 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear friend! So glad to have you and Smith in my life.
Posted by: Cheryl S. | November 22, 2011 at 08:05 AM
I hope you'll get a breather over your long weekend. I tell myself I'm lucky to be busy, and there are blessings in everything!
I'm very thankful, too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by: Ann in the UP. | November 22, 2011 at 08:31 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, Margene & Smith!!
Posted by: Vicki | November 22, 2011 at 09:09 AM
I hope you enjoy your 4 day weekend and gets lots of time for knitting, relaxing, eating and snuggling with Smith. I love you both! Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by: Carole | November 22, 2011 at 09:31 AM
Posted by: Heather | November 22, 2011 at 09:47 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to you and Smith!!
Posted by: Kathy | November 22, 2011 at 11:52 AM
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Posted by: Judy | November 22, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Lovely mitt! Enjoy your time away, sweetie. Hopefully, there will be some sun in there somewhere.
Posted by: Cookie | November 22, 2011 at 02:08 PM
Happy Thanksgiving Margene and Smith too! Enjoy your time off and know that there are many of us out here who are grateful for the time you spend with us! (((hugs)))
Posted by: linda kaye | November 22, 2011 at 05:20 PM
I am thankful you are here, sharing your knitting, and your place in the blogosphere. Have a wonderful holiday! Send hugs to Smith for us.
Posted by: Laurie | November 22, 2011 at 05:42 PM
It's been gray & gloomy here in IL too...looks like November. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by: Debbie | November 22, 2011 at 06:25 PM
Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy the long weekend! More time for kniting ;^)
Posted by: Joy | November 22, 2011 at 09:54 PM
And, to you, my friend, the happiest of days. We both have so many blessings. Love the mitt! I am having more trouble every day with the cold. Must knit more and faster;-P
Posted by: CindyCindy | November 23, 2011 at 01:59 PM
Yes....I love the changing weather...as long as it changes and doesn't stay dreary for too long. Your mitts are going to be so pretty!
Happy Thanksgiving my friend!!
Posted by: Kim | November 23, 2011 at 07:10 PM
Happy Thanksgiving, Mahgeene! I hope you have wonderful gluten-free pie!
I used to harvest sunflower seeds, but now the critters get to them before I do. I guess overall I don't mind, especially when it's the small birds. But the squirrels make me PISSED! I really miss my lovely, healthy seeds in my own tummy!
Posted by: Norma | November 24, 2011 at 10:33 AM