Friday, November 23, 2007

Let the Holiday Knitting Begin!

Today is known by some as "Black Friday." The day after Thanksgiving in a BIG shopping day for alot of people. Not me. I have not even left the house! I do not like to shop much, except for yarn... I am snuggled up watching the snow and some movies, knitting away! My third turkey is the oven as well. I like to make extra turkeys since the price is perfect this time of year. Then the DH cuts them up and we freeze them for use in soups and casseroles throughout the year. So this is a very restful day for me. That is one of my holiday traditions.

I have already started my holiday knitting. I have my gift ready for the knitgoup white elephant. Of course I cannot share details or pictures here. Sorry.

We drew names at work for the Secret Santa. The person who I picked put socks as the first thing on her list of ideas! Perfect! And her favorite color was listed as green. So, I had a great idea - handknit green socks! Here they are so far:

Green/Blue/Tweed ribbed socks

Green/Blue/Tweed ribbed socks
Yarn: Knit Picks Bare Essential Tweed hand dyed here
Needles: Knit Picks Harmony 2.25mm
Pattern: my basic toe up with 2X2 ribbing

My Braided Cable with Seed Stitch socks are waiting for heels.

Braided Cable with Seed Stitch

On the Non-Knitting front

I recently finished a book by one of my favorite authors, Nicolas Sparks. It is his latest book called The Choice. I won't ruin it for you by giving away too many details, but it has a twist about halfway into the book. There is more than one choice to be made.

I also picked up a new CD the last time I was forced to go shopping at the mall against my will. It was the latest by Michael Buble, Call Me Irresponsible. It does not disappoint if you are a fan of Michael! While looking thru his CD's at the store, I found a DVD he released, had to get that too! It is cute! It has interviews while he is on the road and some new videos. He talks about how he got started singing and all. I am glad that I got it too! I still need to get his holiday CD, don't have that one yet (hint, hint).


Blogger Brie said...

Thank you for reminding me that I really ought to think about what to do for the white elephant.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Kristie said...

now you're going to get 6 of that cd for christmas!

1:22 PM  
Blogger kat said...

we avoided shopping on Friday too except for a late evening Target trip for lights. The green socks are going to be really fun.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous suzann at textilefusion said...

Good for you for sticking to a relaxing and pleasant holiday tradition!

We don't go out on Black Friday either. I think that media hype created Black Friday, and I never much liked media hype.

7:47 AM  

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