Happy belated Thanksgiving from Knit Purl! It’s holiday season, and we’ve been busy little bees at the store. We’ve been getting ready for Little Boxes and Small Business Saturday (both took place this weekend), and preparing the store for all your holiday knitting needs. We put in our holiday window. And don't forget Cyber Monday online. With all the happenings around the store, it was good to have a little pause.
It’s always nice to get a little break from all the day-to-day tasks and take some time to relax. My dream R&R day is what I had on Thursday, an outrageous amount of food and some knitting time with my mom. I don’t get a lot of “me time,” but when I do, I like to spend it catching up on all my knitting projects (of which I have many), and spending time with my family.
My holiday weekend included the following:
I survived the dogs. I brought my two dogs (Lola and Carl) over to my parents’ to play with Teddy. Lola and Carl are Terrier mixes, and Teddy is a 120-pound Rottweiler who thinks he’s the size of a Yorkie. They spent the time running around, eating like royalty, and napping on the couch. Teddy did sit on Carl for a second, but besides that everyone survived.
Lots of Food. My parents love to cook and they went out of their way to make me a gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner that was amazing! Favorite part: apple pie and leftovers. Least favorite part: sharing with the dogs.
Story time. My parents and I have all been traveling quite a bit, so we haven’t had much time to catch up. This weekend we spent hours cry-laughing to all the stories we had to share, some that included ants in a bed, an airport knitting needles fiasco, and an awkward mistaken identity moment.
Knitting until my fingers were numb. My mom taught me to knit a couple of years ago, and ever since I’ve spent every Sunday knitting with her. We decided to add knitting to our Thanksgiving routine, since it’s one of the ways we both like to relax. Plus, we both had way too many work-in-progress projects, and were trying to motivate each other to complete at least one (we completed four!).
List of projects:
Veronika by Julie Weisenberger
Kalaloch by Andrea Rangel
Annabel Pullover by Carrie Bostick Hoge—Done!
Cerus Scarf by Hilary Smith Callis
Softwaves Magnum Cowl by Laura Irwin—Done!
Laylow by Shannon Cook—Done!
Maja Stole by Anniken Allis—Done!"
Beatnik by Norah Gaughan
Shopping small. This weekend, there were two events supporting local businesses, Little Boxes and Small Business Saturday. I participated in both, which meant a lot of walking around to Portland’s amazing selection of locally owned stores, resulting in bags full of presents (many for myself—oops!).
I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend filled with good food and joyful laughter.