Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Words and Wool

I finished the baby hat last Friday and then forgot to take a picture until it was in the gift bag! I was very pleased with the results and started immediately on a tea cozy of the same pattern. It is so fun to just be knitting something simple and festive.

I'm trying to make headway on my reading:

Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower is a DVD we watched this week in preparation for Thanksgiving. It was very well done! A dramatized documentary about the pilgrims, why they had to leave England, why they couldn't stay in Holland, and what the trip was like to America. Perfect for the children in view of Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Beasley's Christmas Party by Booth Tarkington was finished just today as I was browning sausage for the stuffing. Michael is returning it to the library as I type -- it's due today! I enjoyed it. What I like in a Christmas story is either "old world" (i.e. British) or "old Christmas" (i.e. not modern). This was "old Christmas" and took place somewhere in the midwest maybe 100 years ago. It's a short story (100 pages) narrated by a journalist who has just moved to town and is intrigued by what appears to be a very strange neighbor next door. It all ends in a very satisfactory and sweet way.

Now it is time to hit the housework! The pies are baked and the stuffings prepared and tomorrow will be the BIG day for getting it all on the table! I hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving!!!

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elizabeth said...

looks lovely!!!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I have all my make ahead dishes done. Well, except for doing the dishes! They are soaking right now.

Will be up very early to put the turkey in the oven, make the dressing, and finish setting the table.

We're having our meal around 1:00 so M.'s family can go over to their place and play a board game later (after they help with cleanup). We have been invited but they understand when I said I'd be napping. :)

Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

The hat is awesome! Thank you so much! - Esther

Anonymous said...

So cute. I can crochet, but no knitting.
Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
blessings, jill

CathieJ said...

Cute hat!