Friday, November 26, 2010

Wonderful holiday and a few new projects

How was your Thanksgiving? We had a potluck-style family gathering at my place that was pretty wonderful. After a delicious dinner we watched Disney's Beauty & the Beast. I hadn't seen it since the original release in 1991. What a sweet movie.

A small Thanksgiving joy that I rediscovered is fresh flowers on the table. I stopped bringing home bouquets several years ago when the cats came to live with me because I figured they'd eat them or knock them over, but it's been three days now and the flowers are still intact. If I make a new year resolution, it will be to have fresh flowers in my home more often.

Last weekend I unexpectedly began knitting a sock. You might remember I took classes earlier this year, but never finished a whole pair. I didn't think I would ever attempt to knit them again, but out of the blue I found myself pulling this Fiesta Baby Boom sock yarn out of my stash along with my Addi needles. Must be the cold weather.

I have quite a bit of this Misti Alpaca Pima Silk in my closet. It occurred to me that the colors would look good in this woven stitch, so I started a scarf. The first year I learned to knit, I tried knitting this stitch countless times and was never successful, so it was particularly satisfying to accomplish these few inches.

Hope you enjoy your long Thanksgiving weekend. My sister Hil and I are headed for Santa Cruz to do a little holiday shopping. Normally I avoid Black Friday like the plague, but this year I have shopping fever.


Suz said...

Isn't a dinner gathering wonderful
and I had flowers on the table too this year..two bunches
My kitty Webster that just dies was a flower lover so I couldn't have flowers either...but now that he is gone...sob sob...the other kitties don't seem to care about again
Your yarn is so pretty
I just bought a granny square baby afghan for my little Finn..he loves all the colors....

GerryART said...

Don't you just love to knit Fiesta Baby and with Addis.

Theresa said...

Beautiful knitting my friend! I love fresh flowers and keep them as long as they are blooming in the yard. I seldom buy them! It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, so did I! I did some shopping today... but ON-LINE! Have a blessed evening! HUGS!


Your flowers are so pretty! Love the tree ornie :)
I hope you find LOTS of bargins on your shopping trip!
deb :)

Kim said...

I just finished a pair of socks I've been working on for a while...feels so good to complete a project. I have never tried to toe up style. Might have to attempt that next year. Currently working on a rolled brim hat. something mindless and easy!

Dogwood said...

Love love you colorful flowers for you festive Thanksgiving dinner. Love you knit projects. I know you and Hil must of had lots of fun shopping yesterday in Santa Cruz. What fun.

Are you getting rain like us up here in GV? My Guy and I went to Truckee to play in Teresa's studio. The newly fallen snow was so so so beautiful. I was thinking about how much you would have loved seeing it!!!

Happy weekend to you Auntie Stacy!

Erin Wallace said...

Glad to hear that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (with flowers - what a lovely thing to find on the table!). I love the yarn that you are using on your socks. I've never finished a pair, either, so I'm pulling for you!

xo Erin

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee! Sock knitting -- I can't wait to see them finished. Hope you had a great Black Friday!

Caffeine Girl said...

The linen stitch is just beautiful. I want to make a scarf out of left-over sock yarn.

I cant imagine how crazy Santa Cruz was on Black Friday. Hope you survived!

Maiden Jane said...

Your knitting projects are lovely. Here's to finishing the socks! I'm such a freeze-pants lately I can't stand to have anything but wool socks on - and I only have 2 pairs! I have some Knitpicks sock yarn I need to get on the needles.

Fresh flowers are wonderful. We occasionally receive some from some lovely friends...nothing like them to perk you up!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

The flowers are beautiful! I just love having fresh flowers in the house...esp. in the colder months.

Kimberly :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Pretty socks! Or pretty start to a sock. LOL!