So anyhoo, I have no pictures of the last minute Christmas gifts I made; no pictures of my FANTASTIC meetup with my dear friend Allison in San Francisco (more on that later); no pictures of Christmas morning; no pictures of my recent knitting projects (yes, I DID say knitting).
My daughter and I went to the San Francisco area the day after Christmas for a basketball tournament. The team did well, made it to the final and the players, cheerleaders and families had lots of free time for sight-seeing. But the best part of the trip for me was getting the opportunity to FINALLY meet Allison. We "met" during a felted bag exchange several years ago (how long HAS it been, Allison?) and became great online buddies. We have wanted to meet up for a long time and this trip finally afforded us the opportunity. We met in what I think Allison said is the Castro District of San Francisco. Why there, you ask? Well, so we could go to Imagiknits, of course! LOL. What else would fellow knitters do? We enjoyed a great lunch at a Hunan restaurant whose name escapes me and exchanged Christmas gifts. Allison gave me the most awesome book of apron patterns and a very cute apron "kit" with a martini theme (imagine that!) OH! And I can't forget about the DELICIOUS Rocky Road Candy she made. (I almost forgot because it became history very quickly. Yum!) Then, we headed to the yarn store.
It was a great store! We both purchased a yarn called Azapa from Araucania Yarns (sky for me, natural for Allison). It's a lovely alpaca/merino/silk blend that we both cast on right away for scarves.
Finally, Toya posted a great message on her blog in which she asked readers what are they grateful for and encouraged comments. It gave me a wonderful "feel-good" feeling to stop for a moment and think about some of the things I am grateful for.
So.... leave me a comment (or leave a comment on Toya's blog) and answer the question:
What you are grateful for today?
Can be something large or small. I bet it will make you feel good, too.