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November 21, 2006



Those are two of several projects that caught my eye in the new IK. I love vests and think of them as fairly quick projects (what could be better than no sleeves!) but this one has pages and pages of directions, typical of IK. Though I guess it's better to go into too much detail than to leave a knitter in the lurch. I'm searching my stash for suitable yarn...


I'm going to have to have a look at that issue of IK - as well as the One Skein Wonder (not to mention the Victorian Lace thingy and a bazillion other books and magazines)...

::Head explodes::

Okay - better now :)

Definitely How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Karloff, not Carrey), Miracle on 34th Street, The Bishop's Wife, The Ref, It's a Wonderful Life, etc. We added The Polar Express last year :)


It is not Christmas without "White Christmas" and "It's a Wonderful Life". Also must have Andy Williams singing in the background while we bake!

I look forward to hearing that the squirrel made it in the house and was eaten by the furpeople dwelling's too cruel to hope the squirrel lands on Grandpa's head. (Chevy Chase rules!)


I think your frapper html is broken... everything is showing as a link, and that's where it took me when I clicked this box. (I got here using tab... hopefully the post button will work!)

I think I need to browse that book. :) I don't have One Skein... I have browsed it, but I can't remember if not enough caught my eye, or I was simply being frugal.


I have One Skein Wonders, and I really like it (yes, I have One Skein too). There's a supercute hat that's made out of Silk Garden that I want to make.


I liked both of those sweaters you posted, too. I'm also not one who normally wears vests, but I think a knitted vest with negative ease will be a whole different animal from the ones I've tried before that are sewn out of woven fabric.


I just watched Elf a few days ago and while it isn't really a Christmas spirit type movie, I really needed the laugh. I am finally pass the halfway point of my pullover. I am glad you are getting some time off now.


It is hard to get me into the Christmas swing until the week before Christmas. I think it is because Christmas is so commercialized and tacky now that I unconsciously reject it. I would like to do a traditional Yule feast and celebration this year though and as my extended family are all doing the in-law Christmas this year, my own girls will come home a few days before the 25th. Perfect. So if you have any nice Yuletide traditions you'd like to share, I'll be a very willing and grateful reader! :o)


Kristen - I just hope those pages & pages of directions are correct! I might hold off until someone else makes that one. I'm kinda tired of being a guinea pig!

Robbyn - Definitely Karloff. ;)

Jill - Chevy Chase - my comedy god. ;)

Andrea - the 101 book has items that are do I put it..."upscale" than One Skein. Although both have great things to offer. :)

Vera - Glad to hear someone else has both!

Leisel - That's what attracted me to the vest - the fittedness. Regular vests tend to make anyone who wears them look dumpy! IMHO

Wendy - Elf is totally a Christmas Spirit type movie. Laughter is a huge part of Xmas. I've got to remember to see that one this weekend too. :)

Terri - I'll be talking more about what traditions I'll implement as the days go by. Stay tuned!

I think I'm always excited about Christmas early in spite of the hype. It's my fav holiday & I refuse to let commercialism ruin it for me. As a child my parents put up the tree the day after Thanksgiving & I see no reason to short-change my traditions just be cause the big retailers have high-jacked it. I'm seriously thinking of a 12 days of Christmas thing this year - I've tried other years - we'll see if I can pull it off this time!

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