Monday, November 28, 2016

A crafty Thanksgiving weekend...

Hello ALL! It's been a week since I talked to you last, and indeed, a lot happened. But do I have the ability to detail it all out in all its fascinating-ness? ;-) No, I do not, because I am in GRADING HELL. Alas. This should be the last bad week, to week and a half, and then I will be free. Free to not have to dread checking my email anymore, and free to do something, anything, other than teaching, grading, and clicking various and sundry things in our course management system.


I'll make it. In the meantime, I will regale you with photos of my craft projects from the weekend, and we will definitely have our Advent Anticipating Joy series on Wednesday, and Tea Time on Friday!

SO. Crafty Busy Bee over here, reporting in for duty! I had SUCH a restful, invigorating staycation last week. Being at home and free from work for that spell made me realize just how much I *needed* that space and creative shot in the arm. So, so badly, I needed it. I feel re-inspired by my crafting and my dancing, and I have lots of fun news on that front! Here we have my current in-the-basket project, which is the Harry Potter scarf for Henry, in Gryffindor colors:

It's so thick and soft, I kind of want to keep it for myself :0
I made a ton of progress on it this weekend. I think I'm up to 4 blocks of each color now. So I'm about halfway done, I'd estimate. It's made using Tunisian Knit Stitch, and I'm really loving this new technique! I also got my craft queue all straightened out, in terms of both holiday gifts and winter items for myself and Mike/the kids. I feel excited to start some of those projects!

My main house project goal for the week was to reupholster our kitchen chairs. They were DISGUSTING. This is what we're working with here:

Last Wednesday, Anne and I went to JoAnn's, procured new fabric, and now we have this:

Ta DA!
I'm quite thrilled with how they turned out, and the process was much easier than I thought it would be. I used this tutorial, if you're interested in refreshing your own chairs!

So, I was productive. We also hosted Thanksgiving dinner, I did a bunch of online Christmas shopping on Black Friday (online, because the alternative? *shudder*), we watched Gilmore Girls, and we procured our official Christmas tree of 2016:

It was a great staycation. How was *your* Thanksgiving?! I'd love to hear from you!


  1. My Thanksgiving went well. While everyone brought something, my sister in law did most of the cooking. She is a good cook and we had a lot of food.

    I saw the scarf you are knitting for Henry on Ravelry and really like the red color. So I procured some for myself in fingering weight for a pair of socks. I also procured some yarn for a pair of fingerless gloves. I've been wanting to knit a pair of Ranganathan's Mitts for a while. (Yes, the 5 laws of library science guy, for non librarians he is an important figure in library history.

    Tonight I'm watching Gilmore Girls with a friend and we are ordering pizza for dinner. We'll likely spread the episodes out over a few weeks.

  2. Hi Melanie! So glad you are feeling crafty these days too. I love that Hollyberry color as well. I have a sweater in it for myself. ;-) And yes, I succumbed to the siren call of the yarn sale over the holiday weekend. Lots of good stuff coming!

    We're spreading out Gilmore Girls, too. We're not really binge watchers. Right now we're on Summer!


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