2021: Wk of 11/21-27; WIPs, Thanksgiving, and Christmas In The Air

HELDIG TANK #2

Completed the hems and have joined for the body. This is a simple knit although the Daisy yarn is a bit fiddly. Thus this will not be a car knit project. It will get worked on possibly the day of rest at my daughter’s or once we get to Florida.

MARY MAXIM CHRISTMAS SOCKS

I’ve decided to continue the Christmas socks. My husband might like them as house socks in December. Blocking (twice) helped some. They are in the car just in case I get a break from driving.🤞

KNITTER CHRISTMAS

My friends did like their “12 Day” Advent set. Hopefully they will still like the eclectic mix of yarns after they open them all. One of my friends gave me these thoughtful knitting aids – a foldable ruler and a magnetic dish to hold my stitch markers. I have 2 sock rulers, and I like them, but they are too long to fit into my sock project bags. This foldable ruler will be more useful since I can keep it in my sock project bag. The magnetic dish is great! I have a magnetic necklace but found that I accidently end up knocking the stick markers off it so I don’t use it. The dish has a much stronger magnet so even if you knock it off a table, the stitch markers won’t fly off. If you have a metal tray table, like I’ve been using from IKEA, there is no way that dish can even get knocked off!! Then another knitting friend made us all these adorable knitting basket ornaments.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

We had a wonderful time for Thanksgiving. Just 3 of our boys on Thanksgiving. Then the same boys with my dad, brother (and SIL), and nephew yesterday for a delayed Thanksgiving. I just love Thanksgiving foods!! My diet took quite the hit this week but I know I’ll get back to more moderate eating once we are in Florida.

USING GRANDMA’S CHINA AND CRYSTAL

We did not visit my step-daughter and her baby just prior to Thanksgiving. Enough said. As my son who still lives with us while attending college said, “I never want to get on your bad side”.

TIS THE SEASON

I adore Advent season. Christmas lights and decorations. It will be interesting to see how I feel spending Advent in Florida but I think it will be fine since I know I get to spend Christmas in Ohio. There is a multi-street neighborhood near where we rent that does the whole “Christmas With the Kranks” thing so I will definitely be touring the neighborhood. I will miss my northern friends but look forward to seeing my southern ones.

This is a year of projects (YOP) update. YOP is a Ravelry Group – make a plan for the year ahead for all your fiber activities, then update your blog each week. Plans can be calendar year (like mine) or mid-year start (like many). Following the plan is optional and creates some of the fun of posts. YOP is in it’s 11th year. It’s my second in the group.

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14 thoughts on “2021: Wk of 11/21-27; WIPs, Thanksgiving, and Christmas In The Air

  1. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was wonderfully filled with family. I feel bad about the baby situation and voiced my thoughts last week. They remain the same this week too. Those are some great knitting gifts you received in the exchange. Gifts only a fellow knitter would know about and appreciate. Looks like the tank top is making a pretty good start. Such a pretty color too. Enjoy Advent in Florida and Christmas in Ohio.

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  2. What a good idea – a magnetic dish for stitch holders. I am always knocking mine about and stitch markers go flying everywhere, lol. I loved seeing your thanksgiving table all set and ready for family Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I love your knitting presents…the ones you received and the ones you gave. The Heldig Tank is so pretty in that color. I must have missed the step-daughter thing but I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. We have many snowbirds here..some come for the winter from the North and some live here and go further South for the winter.
    Enjoy your travels!

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  4. Wow, I can’t imagine I’d ever be so organised as to have a spreadsheet for my knitting! It certainly has made for a productive year for you. And I hadn’t heard of that Ravelry group, so will take a peek. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Nicola 🙂
    Nicolaknits.com

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  5. I’m late as my wrist was super sore making typing super slow…anyway it sounds like you had a lovely Thanksgiving and are ready for heading south for winter. I didn’t realise you came north again for Christmas so that’s nice you will get to wear your warm knitted items over Christmas. If you aren’t familiar with a tubular cast on it is worth having a look at for where you are casting on with ribbing. However your new project looks lovely as is. Safe travels.

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