He'd point at the cherry trees and say,
"See those? I wish they were figs."
In the evening he sat by my bed,
weaving folktales like vivid little scarves.
They always involved a fig tree.
Even when it didn't fit, he'd stick it in.
~ Naomi Shihab Nye
I thought it might be fun to start the day off with
a bit of Madtosh - I'm almost done with my 2nd Fig Sock
from the Magnolia Society first club shipment
(these pics were taken about a week ago). I absolutely
love this colorway and would really like more I think.
No, I KNOW I want more. I want a scarf, mitts
and hat out of this colorway - that's how much I love it.
And Amy has done it again with another gorgeous
selection this month - the lovely Tourmaline in
100% Silk Lace arrived today and ummmm...it's gorgeous!
Now...what to knit with it? More on this in the
weeks to come...
And by the way, if you're interested in the
next installment of the Magnolia Society, sign-ups will
open up next Friday, December 5th. You can either
sign up on the Woolgirl website or directly on the
Madelinetosh website. We'll be posting more about
the details of the club next week.
Now, on to some Thanksgiving trivia!
Thanksgiving is a day for giving thanks, spending
time with family and friends, and scrumptious food,
including my favorite...turkey!
The National Turkey Federation estimated that in
the year 2007, 46 million turkeys were eaten at
Thanksgiving - this is one fifth of the annual total -
consumed just on Thanksgiving!
So, the trivia question is this...
Do you know which state is the top turkey
producing state in America?
For extra credit, do you know the 6 states which were
responsible for producing two thirds of the turkeys raised
in the U.S. last year?
Out of all of the correct answers a name will be chosen
randomly, and that person will win a fabulous
Turkey day prize, consisting of a skein of yarn
(winner's choice), a fun fall sock knitting accessory
bag, and a set of handmade fall cards from
yours truly. :)
Hope you each have a lovely Thanksgiving
and we hope to see you this Friday for the start of our
"After Thanksgiving 3-Day Sale".
Details about the sale can be found HERE.