Archive for December, 2007

Finished Polkadot

I finished the polkadot sweater today. I think it turned out rather nicely. Can’t wait to see how it looks on my niece.


Here is a shot of the back if you would like to see.

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Say goodbye to 2007

With 2007 rapidly drawing to a close, it is time to reflect on the past year.  To ask yourself if 2007 lived up to your expectations and make resolutions that may or may not be kept for 2008. 

So with that said: 2007 was a good year (for the most part) 2008 is going to be better …  Good Luck in ’08!!

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Wordless Wednesday


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Saturday Six

1. You have to leave a snack for Santa, but you’re concerned about his health so you don’t want to leave sweets: what healthier snack would you choose instead? No Sugar Added Fat Free Cookies & Low Fat Milk

2. Santa decides to be especially generous this year, and says he’ll bring you a car. What make and model would you like to find in your driveway on Christmas morning? A Toyota Highlander Hybrid

3. Santa is also giving you a vacation to any spot in the world for a week. Where would you like to go? A warm Island

4. Take the quiz: What will be in your Christmas stocking?

Your Christmas Stocking Will Be Filled With a Puppy

Well – one cute, soft, cuddly puppy…And a very soiled Christmas stocking.

What Will Be In Your Christmas Stocking?

5. When was the last time you had a picture taken with Santa Claus?  I think it was sometime in high school with one of my good friends.

6. If Santa could bring you 12 of any single item mentioned in the lyrics of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” which gift would you choose and why?  I guess if I have to pick one, I will go with the golden rings.

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A Christmas Meme

I was blog surfing and saw this on Anita’s blog.  So I thought it would be fun so here it goes ….

I charge you all to have fun and answer these questions as well

1. Wrapping Paper or Gift Bags? I like both bags and paper it all really depends on the gift.2. Real tree or artificial? Real. You can’t beat the smell of a tree in the house.  3. When do you put up the tree? No later than December 1st.

4. When do you take down the tree? New Years Day.

5. Do you like Egg Nog? Not at all.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Ummmm…. probably Barbies, or maybe that Barbie Supermarket I got one year. I think the best thing about that is the memory of my Dad putting it together! haha! Poor Dad, all he had was girls, I’m sure he got really sick of girley toys. 🙂

7. Do you have a nativity scene? No.

8. Hardest person to buy for? I would have to say DH … he always just goes out and get what he wants all the time.

9. Easiest person to buy for? The kids.

10. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?  Can’t remember; if it was that bad I probally blocked it out.

11. Mail or email Christmas Cards? Mail, I love to hang the cards I receive on the door in my house as decorations.

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? I have to say The Polar Express.  13. When do you start shopping for Christmas?  As late as I possibly can. That way you get some good sales too …

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present?  I don’t think so.

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? The baked goods & Swedish Coffee bread that mom only makes at Christmas.16. Clear lights or colored? Clear…. They show off the ordainments better.

17. Favorite Christmas Song? Little Drummer Boy and Silent Night.18. Travel or Stay at Home? Home on Christmas19. Can you name all of Santa’s Reindeer? I think so … depends on the day!!20. Angel or Star on the top of the tree? Angel

21. Open Christmas Eve or Morning? Family presents Christmas Eve – Santa presents Christmas Day22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? The shopping.

23. What’s the corniest family tradition you do or miss doing? I don’t think we really  had one …24. What’s the worst thing you’ve seen related to Christmas? The price people will pay to get their kid the “must have” gift of the year; only to have the kids not play with it 3 months later.25. Which looks best, theme trees or homey trees? Homey, all the ornaments are special and I get wonderful reminders each year when I take them out.

26. Gingerbread or Sugar Cookies? Sugar Cookies!!

27. Do you like fruitcake? Not at all!

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Wordless Wednesday

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When only the best will do

When the fall issue of knitty came out I was determined to knit Henry for DH.  He was the unfortunate special recipient of an early in my knitting adventures item (also a scarf).  So I thought Henry would be a nice follow up knit for him. 

After having to CO 227 sts 2 times I decided that I was not all that excited with the way it was turning out.  I also came to the conclusion that while we don’t have many days scarf.jpgwere a scarf is a necessity, DH was going want to use the scarf this winter.   With that in mind I scrapped the Henry project and I am now knitting the scarf with 2 strands of Regia Silk together in a mistake rib pattern.  I think I like the way the scarf is turning out better with the new pattern.  

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