Being Thankful, and Other Related Things

This time of year I start thinking.  Around here, most of the people say, "Uh oh, she's thinking" and it probably means another To Do list is about to be shared with them. But there's something about the change from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time that means that I slow down a bit. I have more time to think and to ponder because of that. I go slower.

I am already thinking about next year, but I am also thinking about this year and what has happened for us at Miss Babs, and what has happened in our personal lives.  

It's been a busy and eventful year. There are 9 of us now at the studio and 2 part timers as well.  We are a close group and we share the good times as well as the bad. Among us and our extended families, we have experienced and shared a marriage, a family death, a couple of car accidents, a surgery or two, beginnings and endings of relationships, poor health, training new employees, travel, sleeping in tight quarters, insomnia, loss of a pet, anger, frustration, lots and lots of laughter, and lots of music.

We are kindred souls when it comes to work and doing a good job, and we care for each other.  This very real group of women that I work with is what I am grateful for this year on a personal level, plus my understanding husband and family.

This foundation of good people has allowed Miss Babs (the business) to grow and continue to do creative things this year.  We built an addition to the studio that has given us a drying space and a place to store a good part of our inventory, and create a second dyeing space.  

Under construction!!

Dottie, our redneck dog, during construction

And here is the Studio today with snow coming down.  We have some things left to do outside to decks and railings, but it is wonderful inside!

In tribute to Thanksgiving, please share a thought or two about what you are grateful for this Thanksgiving season. We will do a drawing using a random number generator on ... and we'll be giving away a skein of Ephemeral, with a pair of HiyaHiya circular needles, and Heidi Kirrmaier's Windward pattern.


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Carole Ogram

So very thankful for my family and friends and the ability to connect with them no matter how far away they may be.


I am thankful that my 11-year-old daughter’s scans have all come back clear so far after removal of a rare, cancerous tumor from her right knee in April. Thankful for good health for my family in general as well. :)

Brenda Scannell

I am thankful for my family, my health and my knitting.


I am most thankful for family and friends.

Laura in MI

I’m thankful first for the health and well being of my family, that I still have a job, and still have the ability to craft despite minor problems with vision and arthritis.


I am most thankful for my loving family and wonderful friends.


I’m thankful for for my family and having plenty of good friends. Having a roof over my head, plenty of food on the table, and a job that I love makes me realize how truly blessed I truly am. :)

Diana Zajic

I am thankful for a wonderful husband of 40 years, two wonderful children and. 6 month old grandson!

Donna Reed

I am thankful that we all survived the ice and snow this weekend.

Heidi Leeck

Thankful for gainful employment, family, friends and good health!


I am thankful for my family and friends who are like family. I’m also thankful for the freedom to do what I want to do with my life, like knit and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Rusty M

I’m thankful that God continues to bless us and watch over us. My mom and I were rear-ended 3 weeks ago and since it was an older car there were no airbags and this guy hit us so hard that the ashtray flew open and all the change flew out all over the car. No one was hurt (except my poor old Honda, which was totalled) and their insurance company was great. Everything fell into place and God was obviously in control. I am blessed that none of us were hurt and it was better than it could of been!

Jael V

I’m thankful that I have survived cancer and that my husband of 31 years has been so supportive of my knitting obsession! I’m thankful for my 7 children and 4 grandchildren.

Andrea McFadden

I am very thankful for my wonderful family and fabulous boyfriend. They are alway there to support me when I need them.


I am thankful for learning how to knit this year, it takes so much stress away! I’m also thankful that I’m somewhat sanely getting through college lol

Barbara Lucas-Wilson

I am thankful for the family and friends I have who don’t mind my knitting and crocheting hobbies. And I’m thankful that I can indulge in them when time allows.

Kelly Kubicz

I am SO grateful for my knitting group. I so need the laughter that we experience together each week. They feed my soul.


I have a lot to be thankful for, my life is not one that is especially hard, not with out travails of course. But the reason I even have the opportunity to post on this blog is knitting. So I’m thankful for the community of knitters that I know in person and on line, and how supportive and open they are. How much I’ve learned from them, and not just in the realm of knitting. I wouldn’t trade my knitterly friends for anything!


I’m thankful for being the mom of six wonderful children and the grandmother to three beautiful grandchildren


I am thankful that this year my family celebrated more new beginnings than endings


I’m thankful for my family and friends.

Allee Steinberg

I am so grateful for Ravelry and the great group of friends I have made. I can’t imagine what life would be without them!

Deb V

I am thankful for my family and friends. I am also thankful for my new service dog Tanna. I had lost my previous one 2 days before last Christmas. I am also thankful for being able to knit because that is what keeps me sane.

Eva Kilander

I am thankful for my family and friends

God Jul (swedish)

Ann K.

Among other things, I am thankful for being a Mom to my two wonderful little men!

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