As a knitter, there are many things I'm very thankful for:
Alpaca, mercerized cotton, and superwash wool!
All the knitters for hundreds of years who have figured out the details of this craft and have written them down for me to understand. (I would never have thought of this on my own!)
My LYS community, who keep me sane (ish), inspired, and plied with baked goods and yarn.
Knitting bloggers and Ravelry, who help me feel less alone when I can't write a pattern I like, or when I have to frog hours of work. It's nice to know the "big kids" have these problems, too.
MaryAnn, Colleen, and Cecile, for our close-knit friendships. I'd love you even if you didn't knit, but the knitting is so cool!
My family, who have loyally worn my work, no matter how strange or ill-fitting it may be. They have heard "I'm almost finished with my row - I'll be right there" a million times, and only rarely roll their eyes.
All of you who read this. Thanks for your comments, contributions, and talks in virtual and real life. It's been a real enhancement to my knitting experience to hear from you. Thank you.