Noro Scarf

I don’t know why I stopped knitting in the middle of the row, but something Very Important must have come up. That’s my current project that I can’t seem to find any time to work on. Yesterday was lovely, but nary a stitch was knit. Today, also lovely, but there are lots of things to work on and they are not related to knitting. I started this Noro Striped Scarf a week ago and had about 5 inches knit, but I didn’t like how the edges looked. So this morning I sat for a bit, unraveled what I had and started over. It’s much better now, slipping the first stitch of every row knitwise, and working a 1×1 ribbing over an even number of stitches. I long to sit down with it and get a few more rows knit today.

Thanksgiving was super fun. We made a craft! I love it when something I pin turns into something I actually DO. Love it. Interestingly, though, I based this craft only on viewing the picture of the pin, I never actually looked at the directions for the turkey hat (and alas, didn’t really have the right supplies to make them all into hats, so we ended up displaying them instead).

Family Craft Time: Participation Not Optional

We made a craft!

We made a craft!

We made a craft!

We had the best guests for dessert. They came with their party hats on and brought pumpkin cheesecake.

newspaper hats

We also continued a relatively new tradition. The one where Maggie stands at the hot stove and helps Sean BheanĀ  make the gravy.

in the kitchen

The pictures don’t really do this tradition justice, so this year – oh, I’m so smart – I took a video. Then uploaded it to YouTube. Then embedded it here for all to see. Enjoy!

So Thankful

the pie

My helper.


The apple pie is in the oven, we’re watching the parade and chillaxing to the max. There is so much to be thankful for! To all my friends and family, near and far, Happy Thanksgiving! And to those of you reading from outside the US – Happy Thursday!

That picture of Maggie at the bottom has got to be the best ever. It’s a family tradition to call each other (preferably early) and “Gobble” them. It involves many, many gobbles without identifying yourself. Just gobbling. Here is Maggie gobbling Grandpa, and Grandpa gobbling her right back. I really should have taken a video, but at least I remembered to put on the flash!