How many of you do it? I will admit to not doing this every year. I will even admit to not doing something crafty for every Thanksgiving. Once upon a time, I had a stuffed turkey that I made from one of those cut and sew panels. He was neat but had to be propped. He had a tilt problem. One year I did pilgrims that had to have dowel rods implanted to stand. I did crocheted napkin rings one year (they got tossed as they didn't do things as I intended).
This year is no different. I'm not doing any crafty thing for Thanksgiving. However, I did find a cute pattern on Red Heart for crocheted Pilgrims. Here is their picture.
Maybe next year. Maybe not. I'm finding I don't really need more stuff sitting around my house especially with a slew of animals who like to play with stuffed toys, even if they aren't meant to be toys.
I would like to have napkin rings again, but the trick is to use the right yarn and last time I didn't. I used something that had a lot of stick to it. That caused them to curl when slid over the napkins. I will also do something better like make them larger, but not by much, a mercerized cotton or a nice washable silk would be much slippier. I was also thinking about making the decoration detachable, acorns for autumn, pumpkins for Halloween, turkeys for Thanksgiving, eggs for Easter, flags for Flag day/Memorial Day/4th of July/Labor Day, and so on. These could be done in beads or beaded crochet/knit on very small thread so they aren't overwhelming. They can also be done when free time arrives. Plain rings are just fine too.
I also know I will NOT be out and about on black Friday, nor any other day of that weekend. I will be home working on presents, like my son's sweater. Pictures will be coming as soon as I get the camera charged. I will also be doing at least some of my holiday decorating, planning my baking, and getting ready for holiday visitors.