Sunday, November 21, 2010

It's Almost Here!

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Does anyone know what a week from today is?  Probably not, unless you happen to remember reading my blog a year ago to know what is celebrated in our household the first Sunday after Thanksgiving.

That's right- a week from today is International Craft Day.  This will actually be the seventh International Craft Day we are celebrating.  Craft day really isn't international, or national, or even state or city- wide for that matter- but it has become a bit of a tradition for us.  I figure with a little more warning on the blog this year, we might actually be able to officially call it International Craft Day.  I mean, come on... all we need is one Canadian friend to participate and acknowledge it as a holiday- any takers?

Why celebrate International Craft Day?  The Sunday after Thanksgiving just seems like a great time to focus on creating.  The Christmas season is quickly approaching and the weather is cooling outside.  With Thanksgiving leaving us in an post-turkey haze, there's just no better day to hunker down inside next to a warm fire, your favorite hot liquid, and craft of choice in hand.

So grab your needles, thread, sewing machine, hook, paper, glue, fabric, buttons, embroidery, yarn, whatever it is that suits your crafting desires.  In honor of International Craft Day, we will be having a bit of a craft tutorial explosion over the next couple weeks here at French Press Knits.  The craftiness will start tomorrow.  In lieu of a tutorial, I will instead be showing you where my crafting is taking place these days.  That's right- a long awaited introduction to my newly finished craft/knitting studio!

Find a little more history on International Craft Day here.  See you tomorrow!


15 comments:

  1. Ooooh, fun! Count me in. I'll be working that day, but I will definitely be making jewelry after work. Can't wait to see what you've come up with for this week :)

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  2. That day is my birthday this year. Definitely doing something fun for me. I'd wanted to get out my knitting machine, but I broke my left arm. Might be hard to handle it at present. Maybe I'll get out a sweater currently in time out. Sweaters are not for work, just for me.

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  3. I will definitely be working on the Aravis cowl for dau #1 for Christmas. I will be knitting it in Cascade 220 Superwash in Royal Purple. I am working on gauge samples right now. Dau #2 is about to start the one week countdown to due date, and like baby FPK - we can't wait to meet our new little one :) Thinking of you and wishing you both an easy labor and much love.♥♥

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  4. The odds are very good that I'll be crafting here in Canada next Sunday. Today it was an impromptu necklace-making session with the kids after my daughter chopped up a bendy straw.

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  5. I'm so totally in :) I'm in Ontario, Canada!
    Can't wait!

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  6. OH MAN!! Sounds like soo much fun!! YEAH!! Can't wait! Holiday knitting here I come!!

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  7. I will definitely be squeezing in some crafting next Sunday, probably knitting. Canadian too!

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  8. I will be crafting a TON this week too! I'm actually making you slippers this week! I went into Center Street Knits on Friday and was told that I just missed you!

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  9. What a fabulous plan! I'm all in. Can't wait to see your studio.

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  10. Well, if it's going to be international, probably a participant from Europe is welcome also? :D
    It would be already a tradition for me, since I seem to have had a whole craft week the same time last year. I promiced in 26.nov.2009 that I will not start any new handiwork before I've turned at least 1/3 of my UFOs into FOs and had a busy week. Before giving up...

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  11. I'll be the representative for Upstate NY, because it's pretty well guaranteed I'll be spending that day knitting anyway!

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  12. I'm sure I will be knitting up Christmas gifts as well here in Vancouver, BC.

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  13. Go Canada! You can be I'll be crafting next week so go ahead and call it International Craft Day! Maybe the new baby will be born that day = how fab would that be!!!

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