My version of the Meathead hat, which I named Chocolate Raspberry. I used Lamb's Pride Bulky in Chianti and Chocolate Souffle, carried together. Three "raspberry" bobbles and two "chocolate" leaves make up the adornment. I used approximately half of each skein, and made the larger sized hat. I think I have enough yarn left to whip up a second one with stripes. I love how quickly this hat knits up, it is super warm for those days of shoveling snow that is sure to come this winter, however, the little point at the top looks odd on me. The hat itself makes me think of Hershey Kisses. Maybe I should knit an all brown one!
Thanksgiving part one was celebrated with my in-laws. We had dinner at my sister-in-law's home. It was calm and a nice night. Tomorrow I am hosting Thanksgiving part deux at our house for my family. I spent tonight cooking some of the side dishes and made an apple pie earlier in the day. In the middle of the day my friend Christine brought her baby son over for a visit. It was a nice day off from work!
I have almost completed holiday shopping. I have a few small gifts to buy and something for my dad who is impossible to shop for--every year he asks for Jovan musk! This year I need to find another scent for him. On the news today there were scenes from the local malls and discount stores of absolutely rude, crazy people. At one store in Philadelphia, a woman fell on her way into the store because of the mad rush to buy cheap crap and no one helped her up--instead she was trampled. Eventually the police helped her, but it amazes me that even the camera crew filming the event did not help her. Why does this materialistic madness bring out the worst in people? One local mall actually opened at 2:30 am for shopping. The place was packed. I can't imagine that all that hassle is worth saving a few bucks. Buy less if your budget is small. Children really do not need tons of gifts to be happy. It all just stresses me out! Thankfully I have online shopping and can avoid the crowds after work!
I found a book at the bookshop this week that I just had to read. An Idiot Girl's Christmas by Laurie Notaro. I seriously laughed so loud, tears were rolling down my face. I read this book in less than a day--and it was so worth it. I definitely would read it again. She describes the silly idiosyncrasies in life, as related to the holidays. This book definitely helped clear up my bah-humbug attitude, as I really needed that good laugh. I am looking forward to reading other books by her. I can't believe I never heard of her before.
Have a great weekend!