Pies and Pullovers for a Handmade Holiday
Hey there knitters! I hope your week is shaping up to be restful and filled with love and food and making. My family is a knitting family, so there will be lots of sitting around and knitting while things bake, while the men do the dishes after dinner, while we putter around lazily on Friday. We're a making family, so a week planned around cooking and crafting and being together is particularly joyful for us. Last year, I had finished up my Fabrication Pullover from Knitscene just in time for Thanksgiving—here I am wearing it, along with my sister and our Mom's pies.
Here's the original Fabrication, from the Fall 2013 issue of knitscene. You can see I altered the collar—the original was a crewneck—and I worked a tall ribbed turtleneck.
If you're planning to get some sitting time this week, whether it be in a car, on a plane, or by a fire, I hope you'll find some peaceful knitting time. And I hope you'll find the baking and cooking a joyful process as well—there's something about making things this time of year, whether it be bread—I love to bake bread, I'm making all the rolls for our meal from scratch—knitting gifts for loved ones, arranging a table setting, sewing a quick hostess gift, et cetera, that just feels rich and fulfilling. Check out our Black Friday sale, going on now, and if you're in need of a great project, check out these kits we're offering right now—they include yarn and pattern and take the guesswork out of that next WIP. Cheers and happy happy Thanksgiving, friends!