Our Christmas Tree, 2018. It looks the same . . . and yet different . . . every year. So full of memories, it’s a true reflection of our family and our deep love of Christmas.
We also have a deep love of weekends . . . make it a good one!
It’s a random three things on my mind today, friends . . .
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You guys! It took some fits and starts but I finally got my groove on with the Appleseed Mitts.
And I proceeded to knit 3 pairs.
Now. These are unconventional. The yarn I used is Mission Falls 1824 Wool. It’s sadly discontinued and I had 5 skeins in a variety of colors that I bought eons ago but not enough of any one color to knit a pair.
So I mixed it up. Combos of teal and gold, maroon and natural, gold with both maroon and natural just fell off my needles once I got the hang of the pattern.
And speaking of the pattern, it really is great despite my earlier issues. I will say that I used the smaller needle for the cuff and the larger needle for the hand (which is not how the pattern is written) and that worked well for me. Yes, it was initially an error but sometimes mistakes work out for the best. (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it)
This a great project for binge knitting and now I’ve got three Christmas gifts ready to go. There’s only one pair with a definite recipient, the rest are up for grabs, frankly.
It seems to me that the longer a weekend is the faster it goes. AmIRight?
Or maybe it’s just because we cram so much fun, family, and food into a weekend that it flies by?
I’ll show you photos and you decide.
There was pie baking.
And a fabulous turkey dinner with friends and family.
This year’s pumpkin pie. I saw this turkey decoration on Instagram and had to try it myself. I baked the pie for a while before adding the turkey and was worried that I didn’t bake it for long enough but it was actually perfectly cooked. My favorite, too!
There was Christmas decorating. I hemmed and hawed about doing it on Friday and Dale looked at me and said, “let’s just do it!” That little push was all I needed and between the two of us we got the bulk of it done.
We rewarded ourselves with oysters and cocktails and beer at a local restaurant.
On Saturday there was Thanksmas, our Thanksgiving/Christmas mash up with our kids. We completely switched up the menu this year, focusing on the Christmas food rather than the Thanksgiving food and it was a huge success, mostly because we all love Swedish meatballs and macaroni & cheese.
All too soon it was Sunday night. We noshed on some leftover meatballs and eggs, enjoying the football game we taped and the Christmas tree we set up but didn’t decorate yet.
How was your weekend?