Friday, November 27, 2015

One holiday to go...

Hello... did you have a nice Thanksgiving? I certainly did. We celebrated at my son's and daughter-in-law's home ...their first Thanksgiving as a married couple...and there was lots and lots of good food and great company. We ate a 1pm and I spend the rest of the day in a food is nice to slow down that way every once in a while. I'm usually go go going all the time. Yesterday evening I just sat and read...didn't knit or cross stitch or anything crafty...and it was a lovely break from my routine.

And now we all run headlong into Christmas. I have family members who are big Black Friday shoppers, and others like me who will try to do as much of their shopping as they can online. Now I do sometimes wish that there was more time between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I like the way the Canadians do it... Thanksgiving is the second Monday in October...that gives you lots more time to do the big holiday meal all over again at Christmas. But then a family member who wondered... how do people in countries that don't celebrate Thanksgiving when we do know when to start Black Friday shopping? (This member is in the big Black Friday shopping contingency if you didn't guess). I don't know what they do but somehow everyone seems to shop for Christmas. Today I am planning to avoid all the big retail stuff...lunch with a friend...maybe pop into my favorite quilt store...they have dollar fat quarters today...but that will be all the retail for me.

This last week did see me finishing another pair of my version of rag rug socks...

These are Drops Fabel 901 and 151. I used a solid plum for the heels and I was going to do the toes in the plum too but I just got swept up in those wonderful little stripes and couldn't stop myself...LOL

And since my needles were empty for a nanosecond I started another pair of ragrug socks...these are looking quite Spring-y...

The yellow is a ombre Austermann  that has been in my stash for a while, and the multi color skein is Red Heart Heart & Sole in the Jellybeans colorway...I picked it up at Hobby Lobby. I have some other knitting I'm working on too but it is super secret Christmas knitting so no pictures right now.

Hope that you are having a nice weekend...I'm going to chill as much as possible.

happy knitting-
carol fun


  1. Oh i L O V E your socks--I {heart} variegated yarns and have just finished a shawl from Miss Babs site using "Yowza" yarn in plums, dk greens and maroons....will be posting soon...I feel a need coming on to do another pair of sock after seeing [envying yours!!] hugs, julierose

  2. Glad your thanksgiving was lovely! I'm not a Black Friday crowd fighter but have done some online deal shopping. Got some really nice curtains for my dining room for cheap! We fed 28 and had 10 additional guests. We're totally exhausted!

  3. So glad your Thanksgiving was great. We had a nice quiet one with friends. Now about back Fri. , this year I probably would have been trampled as I'm still moving quite slowly. I think this will be an on-line shopping Christmas for me.

  4. They are simply so pretty. Wish I the gift to do that

  5. It sounds like a lovely holiday! I think that you are right about the holiday season. I wish that there was more time in it too.
    I love these socks!


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