Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

What a nice week! My office closed Wednesday after the last patient and took Black Friday off - nice little vacation! So I fixed my dish Wednesday to take to the in-laws, and Thursday morning Lucas started working on his blueberry cobbler. (Drew's just fixing his coffee - that boy didn't cook NOTHING!)

He's been wanting to make one for awhile, so we looked through the cookbooks, and Dean found Pioneer Woman's recipe for Blueberry Crumb Cake, which fit the bill nicely. (Dean did a rootbeer-glazed ham - Tom Fitzmorris' recipe.)

The only thing I did was operate the hand-mixer, since we don't have a fancy Kitchenaid one that Lucas could operate by himself without spraying flour everywhere.

He measured and stirred and chopped up butter with cinnamon, etc., and was very proud of his final product....which I forgot to record on camera - doh! It was pretty and delicious, and looked just like the one on Pioneer Woman's blog.

This was my MIL's delicious pasta salad - complete with boiled eggs, cucumbers, sweet tomatoes, etc - delicious!

And my FIL's Caesar salad topped with sweet tomatoes.

And a pic of the spread...well, they're still cooking so this is not the whole thing.

So that was Thanksgiving day, and then I avoided Black Friday shopping, despite the fact that Lucas was begging to go to Best Buy for a microphone or headphones - they're on SALE! I convinced him to wait for Christmas when they will possibly be GIFTED to him by Santa Parent, and I actually went upstairs to reacquaint myself with my sewing room. Now this rings a bell! Last year I went to the Sewing Expo with Robbie and started sewing a couple of bags. Well, I FINISHED this one on Friday - woohoo! Here's a link if you want to buy the pattern for it. (I seriously need to monetize the blog with all the links I've provided tonight.)

Okay, and this won't ruin anybody's Christmas, but I'm a fan of this cowl I have on my Ravelry project page (that WILL ruin your Christmas if you're a relative, so don't go), but I ran out of yarn before this one got long enough. Now you knit a big long rectangle, then sew the ends together, but they tell you to offset them by an inch or so, but I can't figure out why. So I know how I look, I knitted this at 6:30 Saturday morning before a shower or clothes, but can somebody tell me why you wouldn't sew the cowl in a perfect circle? The part sticking up on my cheek and hanging down on my neck are the offset parts, which I don't really find fashionable. I think I'll undo it and sew it together evenly...

And here's that lacy shrug I was working on - just one front to go if I can ever get back to it...

And here's a peek at another Christmas present. This is my first real pattern with any complexity to it, and I've had to backtrack so many times I've lost count. But it's so pretty!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, back to knitting!


BeckyW said...

Sounds like y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We did too until everyone started getting colds. I'll have to hunt down that cobbler/cake recipe. we have a good many blueberries in the freezer from last summer. There's a place in Semmes where we like to go pick. Sam used to be interested in cooking but he's got lazy lately. Your knitting is beautiful. Since the big Halloween costume push I've had to get in production mode to make my mom some pants. She is lost a weight. Not on purpose. It's good to be able to sew.

Pam said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am in love with that Shrug!! I am so impressed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Becky, sorry y'all got sick - hope everybody was well enough to go back to school so you could have some sewing time!

Thanks, Pam - can't wait to see some more of your knitting!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks like it was a amazing meal!
You are working on some really nice projects. Love the fabric for the bag.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Ann! The bag was fun to do - it's nice when somebody coordinates fabrics for me!