Giving Thanks...

I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving! We certainly did here. Nick and I celebrated this year with his family and we brought along our friends Lynnae and Tiffany.

We had a really nice evening, ate way too much as usual, and took home a ton of leftovers. I made stuffing, a family recipe, and brought a ton of it over for everyone to enjoy. It was always my dad's job to get up at 6 am to make his grandma's stuffing, and then get the bird in the oven.

The holiday got me thinking about the things i've been thankful for this year: a new job that I love, a beautiful wedding full of amazing memories that my parents and Nick's parents helped make possible, both Nick and I finding career paths that we are excited about, my good health, good friends, my doggie, and my loving new husband who is amazing in every way. I feel fortunate to have so much.

Today, on this rainy Saturday, I am boiling up the Turkey carcass and making soup from some of the delicious veggies from our CSA. Next week is the last week of our seasonal CSA and I must say it's been a good season! I am so looking forward to participating in the CSA again next year. For those who aren't familiar with what a CSA is-- it stands for Community Supported Agriculture. Basically, you sign up and pay at the beginning of the growing season and then you get a basket of fresh produce every week for however long you sign up for. We get all kinds of good stuff in our CSA including Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Onions, all kinds of Greens, Cabbage, Carrots, Turnips, Beets, Herbs, Potatoes, Eggplant, peppers, Winter squash... Name any vegetable, and we probably got it over the course of the 2 seasons we participated in this year. Joining a CSA is a great way to support local farming and food culture.

I am spending the rest of my weekend working on various knitting projects Nick's Christmas Sweater, a few other gifts and a few items to sell at the craft fair I am sort of doing next weekend. Whatever doesn't sell from that will go up in my Etsy shop the next day, just in time for last minute holiday gifts!

I have been working on several new designs which i'll be debuting as free knitting patterns soon after the holidays. Here is a sneak peak at some of those...

I hope all of you are staying warm this weekend while out doing your Holiday shopping...hopefully most of you are shopping local and handmade this year! Etsy.com is a great place to look for little nifty gifties and it doesn't even require you to leave the house!

Wallace has already given me his Christmas list and as usual, it's pretty extensive, so...I better get cracking! He's so demanding! Have a great weekend!