turkey day + market day black friday

Hey, turkey ... hope you're having a great Thanksgiving. 
Today I'm feeling ever so grateful to have a husband who gets even more rad each and every year (this is technically our tenth Thanksgiving together.) And without a doubt, every day I'm so grateful for little Lo, who is learning so much and growing up so fast it makes me dizzy.
I'm stoked to spend the day (and this whole weekend) with family, enjoying the good company and the pie and the cranberries and the turkey ... and the pie. But of course, you know I'm also busy winding these gorgeous skeins of yarn into these.
So I can knit lots of lovely things for Market Day Black Friday.
I've been stockpiling the very best colors of Twinkle Soft Chunky yarn so I can make piles of these super soft cowls for the sale.
And I've been mass-producing smaller cowls in every color of the rainbow. If you want neutrals, I've got 'em. Brights? Got those, too. (At $25 each, these make really great gifts!)
This is going to be the biggest and best Market Day ever. Not even kidding. You really can't miss this. We're at a brand new, bigger location this time around – The Pappajohn Center next to the sculpture park in downtown Des Moines. There are going to be 60+ crafters (see the photo gallery here,) parking meter fairies, coffee and hot chocolate, free gift wrap courtesy of Art Noir, free Mars Café coffee coupons with your purchase, and free Market Day canvas totes for the first 50 shoppers. You can find the event info on Facebook or check out the Market Day website for all the info. (Or read Market Day co-founder Scott Rocketship's thoughts about being local-minded.) Come out and see us (and bring your whole family.) We'll be there from 9 AM - 2 PM. See how good it feels to do your holiday shopping local + handmade. Shop local, be awesome. (But most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving.)


  1. Happy Thanksgiving!

    You aren't kidding about the cowls being great gifts for anyone. The one I bought last year is still one of my favorite winterwear pieces, and all my friends either have one or covet one.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving Day Jen!!!! And also good luck tomorrow at Market day, you have some awesome colors going on with those cowls:)

  3. I love your little turkey on the pumpkin pie. That's an adorable adornment. Happy Thanksgiving.


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