Thanksgiving thoughts….

Thanksgiving thoughts….

about everything we have to be thankful for. My thanks? First – my family (including my pets), friends and health. These things I cannot do without. Second – I’m thankful for a creative mind and at least some talent to do something with it. Life would be boring for me if I were not able to create fun & interesting things. Third – I’m thankful that DH & I are, at least for now, able to provide a home for my SIL. As a developmentally disabled person she doesn’t have many options. It can be frustrating and a struggle at times, but she can also be very funny and absolutely adores the dogs. The dogs are thankful they don’t have to spend everyday in their crates while DH & I are at work. And I am really, really, really thankful that my broken foot is finally mended and I can work on getting normal use & movement back now.

Speaking of my foot…’s a photo of the “aftermath”…..and no, the photo won’t spoil your holiday meal…and yes, it explains my newest nickname – Scarfoot. The incision on the right was the first one to insert the pins, the little tiny one just above & to the right of the incision in the middle of my foot was the planned one to remove the crosswise pins. However, with one pin absolutely refusing to come out, I ended up with the bigger incision in the middle of my foot. That one little pin turned a 15 minute procedure into 1 1/2 hr surgery. There are three more scars due to this whole episode – one on the bottom of my foot where the stubborn pin finally came out and two on the side of my foot – one to insert the pins in my 5th metatarsal and one to remove them. I couldn’t take photos of those by myself though. Now my task is exercising and working my foot to regain normal use. And I’m working hard on that!

Now that life is returning to normal around here, or at least pretty normal, I can get on with my knitting projects. Finally finished is a pattern that I started before breaking my foot. So without further ado……introducing the Pamper Yourself Spa Collection…now exclusively available at The pattern includes instructions for all three pieces – Hand towel, Face cloth and Soap sack. Each piece features a unique eyelet border that is easy to work. (Border stitch pattern devised by me, not to be found in any stitch dictionaries or anywhere else.) The Face cloth and Soap Sack are creatively worked from the center out. Knit in Schaefer Susan, a wonderful 100% mercerized pima cotton, this set is quick to knit (perfect if you still need holiday gifts), feels and looks lovely and is sure to be appreciated by any recipient.

So that’s it for today – I want to share some thoughts with you on some of the yarns I’ve been working with but that will be another post. For now – I wish you all a very happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday! Enjoy good food, friends and companionship. I’m off to figure out what I need to start first for our holiday meal.

Cheers! Jean

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  • Leslie
    Posted at 10:23h, 30 November

    Hey Scarfoot, they are wonderful pieces you created.