October 09, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi! Guess what? I’m still here! And, amazingly, actually knitting… a little. Time just seems to keep slipping away from me, even though I constantly feel like I’m not getting enough done. But that’s not all that unusual, I suppose…

Anyway, I’ve actually managed to finish something, and even take a photo of it! Aren’t you proud? Unsurprisingly, it’s for the baby — a somewhat improvised little top-down pullover:


The improvisation resulted in a slight lack of proportion — the body’s a little wide for the size of the arms, but that’s not a big deal. And I split the neckband a little to make the neck opening bigger and easier to slip over baby’s head. The main goal of using up stash odds and ends was accomplished, anyway, and I like the stripes.

We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with Mark’s sister on Saturday — duck with wild and brown rice stuffing, roast veg, pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice crème brulée. The rest of the weekend has been devoted to work, unfortunately — we’ve had one last hurrah of sunny, warm, beautiful weather, but we weren’t able to get out much.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in Canada, or celebrating it elsewhere — we have alot to be thankful for here, and I hope you do too!

Posted by Aven at October 9, 2006 10:38 PM

That’s really cute.

It sounds like a wonderful day.

Posted by: Lydia at October 9, 2006 11:25 PM

Happy Thanksgiving Aven. The sweater is adorable!

Posted by: Steph VW at October 10, 2006 09:38 AM

Happy Thanksgiving, late. The sweater is very cute.

Posted by: Paula at October 10, 2006 10:20 AM

Awwwwwww that little sweater you made is beautiful Aven. I love the stripes and the colours you chose. Weather-wise, it really was a gorgeous weekend.

I’m happy you had a good thanksgiving weekend. You have me wanting to make a rice stuffing now. I bet it would be good in a turkey too :)

Posted by: jan at October 10, 2006 02:30 PM

When you were quiet for so long I figured the baby had made an early appearance! Do we have Mark trained on how to let your blog readers know when to celebrate? I know…digital friends are a hassle. :-)

Posted by: Laurie at October 11, 2006 02:40 PM

That’s so cute! The really lovely thing about babies is that they’re sooooo small. Of course they tend to spit up more on handknits than others, but at least they’re a quick knit.

Posted by: Carrie K at October 11, 2006 08:49 PM

Hi Aven,

It was nice to see you and Mark at the wedding and as I said, I do check out your blog from time to time to see what you guys are up to. :)

I came across this on my internet travels and thought you might get a kick out of it (if you haven’t seen it already):



Posted by: Amy at October 14, 2006 06:47 PM

The sweater looks great!!

Posted by: Shannon at October 15, 2006 12:31 PM

Hey girl…prosh sweater, and happy Thanksgiving, a bit late :) Hope you are feeling okay, and getting as much rest as you can. Can’t wait to hear about Baby Cato Beowulf’s arrival…

Posted by: Heather at October 16, 2006 02:26 PM

Such a cute little sweater! But this post is a week old … are you off having your baby now? :)

Posted by: alison at October 18, 2006 02:21 AM

The sweater is just adorable. Improvisations always lead to something good. There are a lot of great ideas and suggestions at this Thanksgiving Blog at http://thanksgiving4all.blogspot.com.

Posted by: Sean Carter at October 18, 2006 03:40 AM

Hi Aven,

I’m glad to read your post when I did! Anything reminding me of Canadian Thanksgiving on the actual weekend would have been a little too much to bear, but as it is, I can read it and see that you enjoyed yourselves and enjoy myself reading it. That was a terrible sentence, but I’ll leave it as a reminder to myself of the imperfection that we sometimes have to settle for (I have an exam this morning).

Posted by: Matt Dinan at October 18, 2006 11:17 AM