Yes, I did go shopping on Black Friday, but not in the mainstream crazy way. Instead we made our annual jaunt to Weston, Missouri, a small town with charming little shops and Father Christmas. The MIL went with us, as did the boy’s girlfriend (shh, I don’t know if I’m allowed to talk about that or not!) so we had a big jolly group. We met dogs and bought things and had fudge and hot chocolate and it was a lovely day.
(Just to clarify, that’s the girl in the photo here, not the girlfriend. I don’t think the girlfriend is at the blogging stage yet.) I found yarn plus a beautiful dip pen from the 1880s with a gold nib and a mother of pearl body. I don’t know that I’ll ever actually write with it but I love having a bit of pen history in my collection.
Tonight we’re hosting the mother and the sister for a small Thanksgiving, Part II before the girl has to go back to college tomorrow. I don’t really cook so I’ll be doing a bit of cleaning, plus the laundry I’ve been neglecting, and then I’ll do some knitting.
This is the KnitPicks Santa Hat, a free pattern, and I even used the recommended yarn! It came out a tad smaller than I wanted, so I think I need to make a second one.
Happy Holidays, friends!
That looks like a fun way to spend Black Friday. I love little shopping districts like that, especially when they involve yarn stores and fudge. I might copy you and make some Santa hats, as it looks so cute.
They’re so fast!! I forget how fast bulky yarn knits up.
That pen is awesome 🥰 love the new yarn too! It looks like you had a great outing
It was a great day!
That looks like a great way to spend Black Friday! (I stayed safe at home.) Nice pen! I enjoy having my dip pens, but they’re way more work than my fountain pens, so the dip pens don’t get a lot of use.
I went to see Weston and was surprised by it’s history. If you look at the billboard at the end of the street, it list historic happenings in the town in chronological order. What struck me was how many times things were burned down. If I didn’t know better, I would say that there were generational arsonists living in that town. I did like the shops and the grain elevator B & B though.