Monday, November 29, 2010
It was a very thankful day.
The table was set. The company was awesome. The food, well, you know it was good.
I would tell you that I worked my fingers to the bone cooking up a storm on Thanksgiving...but the truth is I had a lot of help. I LOVE making Thanksgiving dinner, but having another cooker (as the kids like to say) was awesome.
My friend Becky and her sweet family came and spent the day with us.
After our delicious dinner the kids earned their dessert by pushing the baby around in a box.
Yes, thanksgiving was good...and over all too soon.
I spent the rest of the weekend in my pajamas, either on the couch or in my office under piles of fabric and yarn.
I was lucky that Becky did my Black Friday shopping for me...she scored two pairs of $5 pajama's on sale at Old Navy for me. I may never wear real clothes again....
I managed to crank out nearly all the handmade gifts I wanted to make for my family and friends. I can only show you a few of them because the recipients read this blog...but I'll let you take a sneak peek at a few gifts:
I made another poncho just like the one I made for myself two weeks ago out of a new (to me) brand of yarn. It's called I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby, and I do... love that yarn. For an acrylic its so soft and luscious I could eat it. But since Thanksgiving is over I'm trying to cut back a little.
I also whipped out a couple of scarves:
The Taffy Pull....
and The Ruffly*...
Taffy and Ruffly... the names just make me happy. If you're interested, I found these patterns online and they are very beginner-friendly. You can click on the names above to go directly to the link...go on...I know you wanna try.
Then I finished up a little cloche hat and am currently working on a poncho for my niece Mia.
I have only a couple more gifts to make...
When I'm done, I may start blogging more...
(*) - when linking up to the scarf I realized its not called Ruffly but Curly-Swirly...I like Ruffly better so I'm not changing it. ;)
I'd love to know what you're making for Christmas this year...