Dear Ann and everybody,
It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, and we send you all our love. I could easily get weepy this year, feeling thankful for so much. These are troubled times, no two ways about it. The good things shine even more brightly.
My long list of gratitude includes my little family and big family and the loved ones I think of as family despite the technicality of not being related—all the circles of a Venn diagram of a fortunate life. I am thankful for MDK—what would I do without our morning meeting to put my feet on a righteous path each day? The cheerful stoic madcap mad-talented tenderhearted MDK team. Strong coffee with whole milk. Memories, and also: memory. My four grandparents, gone for so long, yet still showing up with a dollop of unconditional love when I need it most.
And knitting. Always knitting.
Specifically: my 2022 temperature blanket, which is now giving me not just color, but warmth—and weight. Hauling my temperature blanket to Nashville last week was a scene out of The Grapes of Wrath—the ol’ Knitter’s Tote was piled high with Felted Tweed and unwoven-in ends, and we are going to make it to California!
At this point, turning this beast after each row is like docking the Queen Mary, or a space shuttle. I LOVE IT.
This photo was taken when the blanket was knitted through July 25. Hot!
The fun of seeing the colors arrange themselves never gets old.
Shoutout to all my fellow Temperature Blanket Challenge knitters out there. I hope you get to shack up with your temperature blanket for a full four-day weekend, and smash all your goals.
By the way, if you need more Felted Tweed, we’ve just restocked our Temperature Blanket Starter Packs, and we’ve also got Felted Tweed by the ball for resupplying a color or two. I definitely topped up a few colors on my shade card while I was in Nashville.
If you came here for the Dilly Bread recipe, here you go.
If you came here for the corn ’n’ crackers casserole recipe, here you go.
Have the best Thanksgiving, everyone.