So Thanksgiving was lovely. I went to Minneapolis to cook with my dear friend Ben and Peat Moss. We made a very large meal involving a goose pie, a pheasant with the head still attached, yak and venison mousaka, and one of my crepe cakes.
Friday evening I went to the Minnesota Orchestra and heard a number of lovely pieces including Mendhelson's 4th and a piece for four horns by Schubert. Phoenix invited me along and has amazing ticket karma and inordinately good connections. I'll have to remember to send him a thank you note. Tickets for 2.50 are much appreciated.
On Saturday I found a nice little (and I do mean little 12 by 8 w/ a closet outside in the hall) room in the Marcy Holmes neighborhood of Minneapolis. The house was built in 1890 and is a rather lovely blue and purple Victorian. The house mates are all biking earth crunchy punk kids who assure me that it is possible to bike in Minneapolis during the winter. We'll see about that. The neighborhood is fun; two blocks from nice bars and restaurants and at 250 a month for rent I'll actually be able to avail myself of such things.
I'm currently knitting the first of a pair of purple socks for Cashmere Blend and after I finish them will settle into Christmas hat knitting. I think I have three or four hats to knit by then. I've got 2 skeins of Noro and 2 Skeins of Malabrigo Angora set aside for them.