Small Business Saturday was started on November 27, 2010. It is an American shopping holiday that was conceived and promoted by American Express so that holiday shoppers would be encouraged to shop the brick and mortar stores that are small and local. This shopping holiday is in contrast to the Black Friday shopping day on the day after Thanksgiving and feature big box retail stores.
( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Business_Saturday )
Although I did not participate in any of the Black Friday events yesterday, I did Shop Small Business today. I went to the local yarn store, called River Wools, where I got a really nice book called Crochet One-Skein Wonders. All of the items are made with just one skein of yarn each. There are 101 crochet projects from crocheters around the world. They include hats, stuffed animals, jewelry, baby booties, and lots more! I know that I will be making a few items that are in this book because they are going to be Christmas presents for my great-grandson and my great-granddaughter. I also bought 5 skeins of yarn that will be used for the Christmas presents.
The store owner put my purchase in a project bag that had other little goodies in it. There was a pattern for a really nice short-sleeved cardigan, a couple packets of "soak" that can be used to launder sweaters, a measuring tape (you almost can't have too many of those!), and an 8" rule/knitting needle gauge combo.
While I was at the yarn store, I noticed that there were quite a few handmade scarves for the Scarf Bomb that is coming up. It was awesome to see so many of them already there!