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November 28, 2004

Nona is Thankful

Same outfitNona has returned from a fun filled Thanksgiving weekend in the OC, Newport Beach to be exact.  The OC definitely has plenty of beautiful people, beaches, and bikinis, but I'll be damned if there wasn't a single knitting store in town.  Nona is tempted to move and open one herself -- if only she looked good in a bikini.  Thanksgiving is always a good time to stop and think about what we are thankful for.  First and foremost, nona is thankful for her family.  Secondly, nona is thankful that nona-sister 4, the Thanksgiving hostess, laughed when nona coincidentally showed up to dinner wearing the exact -- and I mean the exact -- same outfit.  Finally, nona is thankful for knitting.

yarn basketBeing thankful for knitting may sound trite, but knitting has been good to nona.  To name just a few positive aspects of knitting, knitting socially binds people of all ages and backgrounds together, knitting is a creative outlet, knitting is intellectually stimulating, knitting calms the mind, and knitting allows us to make something by hand.  Over Thanksgiving the nona-family pulls out the knitting basket and knits together.  Nona-mom, nona-sisters, and nona-nieces all knit, well almost all knit.  This year the youngest nona-niece joined the ranks -- you go girl. 

If nona-niece knits, then you can too

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What is this with the men in your family? Wouldn't they appreciate all those benefits of knitting too? Jamie knits and one of the Peninsula boys goes to the knitting club at Summit HS. Seems like you are maxed out on the women in your family, but there is all this latent knitting potential in the men!

Posted by: marilyn | Nov 30, 2004 1:46:13 PM

You are so right that knitting is not just for women. But due to the pattens of acculturation, the men in nona's family just don't "stich & b****" correctly. We'd ruin the party. We do, however, appreciate the sweaters.

Posted by: nona-Hubby | Dec 1, 2004 5:38:39 PM

now there is a knitting store on the coast!!! my family has a beach house in lincoln city (its near newport) only one though, Dharma Yarns. its a tad snobby but has some loverly books and lost of fun silly yarns you just can't find in some other stores. but being young (15 2 be exact) and with out an accoupation I can't buy much of those fun silly yarns

Posted by: Katya | May 3, 2005 9:51:55 PM

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