Sunday, October 10, 2010


This weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada, during which we stuff ourselves until we resemble the turkeys we just ate-- although in our case a chicken was deemed sufficient for two small-stomached people. We had Brussels sprouts (a Thanksgiving staple in our house), mashed potatoes, stuffing, brown sugar and cinnamon glazed carrots, the chicken, and a delicious gravy. Apple crisp tomorrow should round out the weekend (and our figures).

It seems appropriate this weekend to stop and think about everything for which we are grateful: this year we are both relatively healthy (no small feat, with my multiple health problems), and ends, while tight, are meeting. I have plenty of friends, plenty of warm clothes for the coming months, and plenty of yarn. Ottawa is no longer a faceless city of grey walls, but is filling with people and opportunities I want to get to know better. I have a wonderful family, a job, hobbies like knitting and violin which are taking off, and an interesting if busy volunteer position. I'm thankful for all of this.

This year, I'm especially thankful for all the wonderful knitters on Ravelry and across the Internet who have downloaded my patterns, knit the designs I worried over, and wrote kind words of encouragement to this new designer. I can't possibly thank all of you enough for your support. An especially big thank you goes to the members of the Hedda Knits group on Ravelry, whose conversation and posts keep me going.

I want to thank a few blogs that have linked to or posted about my patterns:
And of course, I could never thank enough Ms. Pearl-McPhee, better known as the illustrious Yarn Harlot, for her blog posts about my Joie du Printemps mittens: 

I am so thankful for all of you. You have made this a wonderful experiment, and I am so very pleased to continue designing mitten patterns for you all. 


  1. Thank you too Heather for your enthusiasm, energy and generosity. It's a beautiful sunny day and wonderful to have time to enjoy it - knitting!!!

    (We had a turkey breast with bacon, stuffing and gravy, potatoes, and cauliflower gratin in our house.....yummy.....oh and pumpkin cheescake)


  2. Ooh that sounds very yummy! We're doing cauliflower tonight, because I don't want to let Thanksgiving die just yet. :-D

  3. Thanks, Heather, for sharing your creativity, knowledge, and expertise in knit design (and for sharing a link to my humble knitting blog).