I'm a little behind in posting to my blog and, of course, that's due to working too many hours. The hospital has been so short staffed that some of my 12-hour shifts have turned into 16-hour shifts. But I still managed to find some knitting time and in the last week or so, I finished a sweater and started an Irish Hiking Scarf.
I'm knitting the Irish Hiking Scarf in Galway, dark gray; a yarn purchased at Rhinebeck in 2004. I just love the pattern and it knits up very quickly. By the second repeat, the pattern found a place among my cerebral clutter and I could knit without referencing the pattern.
I hope everyone will be among family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. Wednesday night we are leaving for St. Louis, MO, to have Thanksgiving dinner with our DD, Kristen, and family. Yep, that's going to be good for about a 5-pound weight gain. First we will be gorging ourselves at my sister's house and then stuffing ourselves with my husband's side of the family.
I think the best thing about Thanksgiving is sharing good food with family and friends and giving thanks for all our blessings and, in particular, the invention of the smoothie maker. What would Thanksgiving be without the buzz of the smoothie maker, the shake of the martini, and the clinking of glasses?
I always put Mr. Effer to work as my personal bartender. Mia came over one Saturday and he whipped us up a couple of dreamsicle smoothies. So I'm off to research new drink recipes for Thanksgiving Day.
Again, I hope everyone enjoys the holiday. And if your Canadian (Liz and Kate), it's a good excuse to indulge again in honor of your American friends!
Toodles..... Have a safe holiday!