hello my lovely notorious, knitterly friends. How goes it? It is cold and very autumny here today. Colorful with a chill in the air. Brr....
It occurred to me this morning as I was planning how I wish my day would go ( the powers that be often have other ideas) that you probably do not know how many times a day/week/month that I think of you.
It is quite often. Take today for instance, I was thinking about you because our bumper stickers showed up yesterday and I really love them and am excited to share them with you. Also, today Shannon picked up our buttons!!! You are soo going to love these! I met with Shannon for all kinds of sock club plannings. So today was probably a little more NSK thoughtful than most.
I think of you everytime I am brewing up new colorway stories since I am always thinking of what might work best for the club. I do this even if I have all the colorways planned for the year. If I think it would be wonderful for the club then I save it with copious design notes.
After each shipment I wonder and also worry a bit. I wonder if everyone go their packages in a timely manner (Thank you USPS) and if you liked it and how you all are doing on the knitting. Are you enjoying the patterns and the color? Are the patterns easy enough to read. Were there any typos in the dyer's notes.
Shannon and Paula keep me updated and of course I check in here.
I think of you sometime when I am reading, listening to music or watching tv and something strikes my fancy as a good theme or color for the club. I have a little book on my coffee table that I make notes in because I know I will forget and that will make me a bit of a crazy person.
I have been thinking about you a whole lot in the past month because I am plannng the club for next year. It's our 11th year. The beginning of a new decade for us. I think it needs to resonate with that new chapter feel, since it is a new chapter for us.
So...my friends, with that in mind I have a question for you. (Please put your answer here in the comments to this post.)
What are a few of your favorite things? I mean I know we all love yarn and sock knitting. It's why we are here.
Anything.... The sky is the limit. Favorite songs, movies, stories, colors, books, people, animals, foods, moments... . You can even tell us why these things float your boat.
Maybe Shannon and Gail can chime in too.
Okay here goes.
One of my favorite things is a moment. I love to curl up in my big comfy chair in front of the fireplace with the lowest light possible for reading,a good book in my hands, a cup on the table beside me tea, and a kitty purring by my side. I especially like it either late at night or before dawn when the rest of the family is sleeping and it is still dark out. It's a bit romantic, very peacefu and nourishing.
Okay one other of my favorite things is that I love preserving. Jams, pickles, chutneys, sauces... . If it can be canned I'm all over it.
Also you are one of my faovrite things!!
Ok I'm stopping.