Friday, November 28, 2014

Late Night Thanksgiving Post + Good Deals

It's late, but I wanted to share some snippets of my Thanksgiving Day.

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This is NH (my home state) as of yesterday. All of our neighbors lost power and my family ended up having a whole other family over for the feast. I love impromptu guests and being snowed in and New England holidays in general.

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However, I spent my Thanksgiving here in Arkansas with my extended family - my second and last Thanksgiving here. It was a good day. I cooked probably the best cranberry sauce (above) ever - it was actually jelly-like! It was just a 12 oz package of cranberries and 1/2 cup of sugar, cooked over medium to medium-low heat until thick and jammy. It was a success.

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Then I came home and decorated for Christmas. There's a green-and-red paper chain garland just out of view, and I began cutting snowflakes to hang from the ceiling like last year. Me and my roommate also broke out into spontaneous Celtic-ish dancing to Michael W. Smith's magical rendition of I Saw Three Ships. Does wonders for the heart, I tell ya.

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And last but not least - Black Friday sale! Everything in my shop is 40% off until Saturday. I've been working really hard to put some cute stuff in there, so take a look, shop small, and support handmade this Christmas!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fingerless Glove Obsession

Because yes, it's an obsession. Thought I'd explain it a little bit!

This obsession is kind of a carry-over from my early days of crocheting and knitting. I'm not a huge fan of mittens (you can't DO anything in them!) or gloves (unless my hands are extremely cold). Gloves without fingers are old-fashioned yet functional, edgy yet elegant, and they're unique. 

Plus they look awesome on some famous characters.

Gandalf is the ultimate fingerless-glove-wearer, in my opinion. He's never seen without them while he's Gandalf the Grey and I think they're awesome. I aspire to make a pair just like them someday! 

Anyway, all this for the excuse to list two more fingerless gloves listings in my Etsy shop. Heh. 

Thanks for indulging me by reading this post! I encourage you to go knit or crochet some gloves - these honestly make such great stocking stuffers. I have so many patterns for them in my Ravelry! (Some of them are free, which is even better.) 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Flower Applique Beanie, or, Trying Something New

Tried a little something new with this beanie! I love adventures in knitting and crocheting.

The beanie is available for sale in my Etsy shop - one of a kind!