The past week has been a whirlwind of activity in preparation for the Thanksgiving break. I must say I prefer the early release hours of high school, instead of getting out at 1:45, I was home and getting into holiday mode by 11:30! That included going to get the rental for our trip to Maine. I reserved an intermediate sized car, but due to circumstances beyond my control (thank you dear universe for intervening) I ended up driving this for the weekend. Luxury, smooth ride, awesome sound system, love driving new cars. It is the 2012 model and had only 3400 miles on it!!!!
|Image imported fromhttp://www.carshowp.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/2012-chrysler-300-front-side-view.jpg|
|Scene of intense Turkey consumption, aka Jackie and Jim's|
4 PM. We lazed around for the rest of the day, and then on Friday got up early and went shopping at 8 AM. I indulged in two pair of shoes at Lamey Wellahan's traditional Black Friday sale. Look what I got! I splurged, I know. I also got a pair of patent leather clogs. Happy feet!!!!
|Dansko Rylan boots, Lamey Wellahan|
After breakfast at Mister Bagel, I headed into Portland while Jackie and the girls went to Macy's. My destination was one of my favorite LYS when I am in Maine.
|KnitWit Yarn Shop, Portland, Maine|
Onto FO Friday....
Suffice it to say I have become enamored of quick projects for a number of reasons, primarily stash busting but also because I have been searching for patterns that would be good for beginners or for someone with new skills who wants to make gifts for Christmas. As I search for and find these easy patterns, I can't resist casting on to make a sample (or a fast knit for the gift basket).
Here is what came off the needles this week.
|Blue-green Keyhole Scarflett|
Gov'na Cowl in Cilantro. This is a pattern in process, through collaboration with Julie. Still working out the bugs of gauge and length, but it was quickly scooped up by one of my girls..... "Mine!!"
|Autumn Reds Keyhole Scarflette|
|Sparkling Toasty mitts|
If you are nosy, or maybe looking for inspiration.... go to Tami's Amis and see what else has come off the needles this week!