Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Carmelized Sweet Potatoes, Peas, Green Bean Casserole, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Apple Pie and Pumpking Cheese cake. I think I used something like 1.5 pounds of butter. And then, for those who are watching their caloric intake……..
There is a finished sock. Because in between preparing everything but the turkey (fried by DH) and the Pumpkin Cheese Cake (made by the cheesecake company) – I would sit and knit and I managed to finish this one sock and cast on for the mate. Not bad for Holiday Knitting. I like the way the rotating rib worked out, the yarn is very nice except for the fact that so far – I’ve encountered two knots. I do not like knots, especially in hand-dyed yarn that was not inexpensive. Yes, I’m one of those people who think that if you pay a premium price for yarn – it should be knot free. And it bothered me more here, because these socks are for a cancer patient with neuropathy – so I used a russian join to hopefully make an invisible, unfeelable join. Also, I was actually ahead in my knitting on the first wallaby sleeve – sped right past the increases by making two too many, and had to frog back this morning. Now it’s straight away knitting for the next 10 or so inches and then onto the second sleeve. I do hope this sweater will be done before the end of November. In between all this – I managed to sneak an order in for some Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran for a hat for the oldest son. There might have been a stray skein or two in the basket for a pair of Fetchings. Clearly – I am a “one for you, one for me” type of knitter.
And now, because I am too tired to link, or be very informative today – I bid you a very Happy Day AFTER Thanksgiving. Here’s hoping that by Monday, we can all resume using the top button on our pants.