Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday Shopping

My family loves to shop and we love a good deal so we love Black Friday shopping.  This year is different though.  My grandmother is in the hospital and  my parents went up to South Dakota to see her.  (She had a really bad prognosis, but now is doing better and will survive.)  My mom is the glue that holds Black Friday shopping together for my sister and me.  Without her, is it just not he same.

My sister and I did manage to go out Thursday night before my sister had to go to work at 10 PM.  My mother-in-law came too.  I got a few things for D and something very special for me....

All three seasons of The Vampire Diaries!!!!! I am so, so happy.  I love this show.  I have to wait another week for the next new episode.  It is torture.  Season 4 is amazing.

This morning, the actual Black Friday, my husband and father-in-law are out shopping and I am home (well not my home, my in-law's home) with the little girl and dogs.

I am excited for Small Business Saturday tomorrow.  I am going to a yarn store in Bettendorf, IA called Knit & Knot to buy some yarn for a sweater. (I wish I could shop The Fiber Universe, but we will not be in Peoria.)

I am going to make this...
Rocky Coast Cardigan 

It is from the book Coastal Knits.  I love Hannah Fettig; she designs great things.  She was the designer of my first sweater, the Yoked Cardigan. Two other knitters I know have made it and it looks pretty fabulous in-person.  Not sure when I will actually get to the knitting of this cardigan, but it is good to be prepared.

What are you shopping for?


  1. Hahahaha!! I have to laugh at this because I also LOVE The Vampire Diaries, and I got Season 1 and 2 last night, and Season 3 on an Amazon Lightning Deal a couple days ago! :)

    1. I can't wait to see Damon's reaction in the next episode. Pure torture!

  2. Black Friday shopping on Thursday was just not the same. The crowds were far, far worse. I'm sure starting at a reasonable time rather than o'dark thirty in the morning made a difference. I got some of the things on my list, but I'm far from finished. :p Glad you got something you were looking for!