First and foremost I would like to share the glory that is the delicious food that my mom made (minus the pomegranate, obviously) over Thanksgiving:

my mother can and will outcook anyone

So if you read this thank you again :D As for everyone else I would just like to point out that the first picture is ox tail vegetable soup, THE dish that I would choose if I were told to only eat one thing for the rest of my life. Number two is the aforementioned pomegranate. The third picture should be recognizable to anyone familiar with Chinese food–to those of you who are, is there another English name for this other than “red bean soup”?–but if not it is basically a sweet snack/dessert soup with red beans (usually not kidney beans as in the picture but rather 紅豆) and sometimes balls of sticky rice. Next picture: the remnants of Thanksgiving DUCK DINNER! (Too delicious to take a picture before eating.) Finally, some good healthy apple pie :)

Now for some knitting news. First on the agenda was to take some pictures to replace this older group shot of Sheldon, Pasha, and Kate of fame. Thanksgiving day was happily sunny so I think the new photos turned out well.

Kate / Pasha

(PS. please excuse overuse of Mosaic Maker… but it is truly awesome.)

KON Next is an overdue picture of a Kon amigurumi I crocheted for my brother’s birthday in July. The pattern is based on Ana Paula’s lion amigurumi from her “Tiny Ami” collection, only with a crocheted (not felt) muzzle, a knot for a bellybutton, and some little circles for hands and feet. The thing is that when I draw/make anything based on a pre-existing character I tend to err towards the cute. So here is my version:

kon amigurumi

Close enough, I think :)

Last bit of news! The moderne blanket pictured in the previous post has been frogged because I for reasons unknown thought I could get away with making smaller rectangles and still have a decently sized lap blanket. But no. So I tried again with no modifications but apparently forgot how I was picking up garter bumps before; this second attempt (I refused to take pictures) yielded incredibly loose color joins. So, for my third try I knitted a to-scale miniature version for practice. Allow me, then, to present the “tiny moderne for tiny Mozart”:

tiny moderne for tiny mozart

This blanket measures 6″ x 8″. And I figured out what the hell I was doing wrong (do not overcomplicate matters when picking up stitches) and happily proceeded to make the actual blanket.

Progress shot as of Saturday:

moderne in progress

All in all, a lovely and relaxing Thanksgiving :D