November 23, 2001

This is Thanksgiving week in the United States. It's a time for family get-togethers and large meals that, courtesy of leftovers, can go on for days and days.

Salute to Knitting

Behind the greeting cards and pumpkin pies, however, is a heightened sense of gratitude for the goodness in our lives. And what could merit more gratitude than the gift of knitting?

This simple activity gives us physical and emotional solace, satisfies our need for creative expression, and results in beautiful, useful items.

For some people, knitting has had an especially profound impact. This week, I reprint one reader's awe-inspiring story, which I received via email several weeks ago.

Back to Basics

This week we return to the Shetland Islands to test a beautifully simple new yarn in five natural, un-dyed colors.

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Happy knitting!


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New This Week...
Shetland 2000

A skein of Shetland 2000Shetland 2000 knit up
If it's true that no two colors in nature will clash, then you'll never need to worry about mixing the five colors available in the Shetland 2000 yarn line. That's because the colors come straight from the sheep, without any harsh bleaching or dyeing.

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Letter to the Editor:
Mark's Story
He began knitting in an attempt to stop smoking. As life introduced new obstacles, Mark discovered just what a meaningful coping mechanism knitting could be.

Read his inspiring story

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