11.25.2009

Thanksgiving plans

With our families a 13 hour drive away, Grackle and I haven't been 'home' for Thanksgiving in about 5 years. Our second date was Thanksgiving dinner at a friends' house so we typically use it to celebrate our dating anniversary*.
The day is usually pretty relaxing. Grackle makes sure the kitchen is filled with good music so I can dance around while I cook, we eat our big meal (and usually too much pie), watch football and I usually do some crafting. It was after a particularly wine filled Thanksgiving meal that I decided to knit a cat sweater**...
Our menu is always filled with standards and Midwestern favorites: honey-brined Turkey breast, stuffing, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes. This year I am also making a butternut squash side dish, baking bread from scratch for the stuffing and trying out a new pie. It is the first time I'm making pie crust from scratch. I doubt I'll knit anything crazy, as a friend has a baby on the way that needs a finished blanket. But I also have a strange desire to do some Origami...

I hope everybody (if there is anybody still around reading this) has a wonderful Thanksgiving!






*Despite being married we still celebrate this in addition to our wedding anniversary. I'm not one to get rid of celebrations.
**turns out, cats really do not like wearing sweaters.

9 comments:

Laurie said...

HA! My cat would rip my face off if I tried to put him in a sweater. That is an awesome picture though. Happy Thanksgiving!

Laurie said...

PS: I am going to be in PA with Ben Franklin and the Liberty Bell next week. If you are in that vicinity and interested in a meet up, send me an email: mnkgrl at yahoo dot com. If I am totally wrong about where you live, just ignore this.
:)

Unbalanced Reaction said...

Okay, that cat sweater is hysterical. Thank you for posting!

comebacknikki said...

Ha! I love the sweater! :)l

EthidiumBromide said...

Hahaha, that is one angry looking cat. But I applaud your knitting creativity!

P.S. Are you on Ravelry?

Anonymous said...

You had a wonderful baby mobile made with origami animals. I wonder if I have any pics of it?

Mom

Albatross said...

Thanks for all the comments on the cart sweater!

Laurie- emailing you right now!

EtBr- I am! I'll look you up!

Mom- that would be nice to see =)

EthidiumBromide said...

My Ravelry user name is julieulie. Might be helpful for you to find me. :)

stepwise girl said...

Waw, you're a 'proper' crafter! You still managed to get a picture of the model posing (it's just one more of these terribly pissed off looking models!)

Hope you has a great time.