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Thursday, December 8, 2005

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In a move that’s certain to put the Daze in my holidays
I’ve actually finished my Christmas Sweater!

Hey, what time DAY is it?

Well, by my trusty calendar, it’s THE EIGHTth of December!!!

(This is the part where I put down the OTHER holiday sweater and stamp my little feet on the floor real fast like the Bleacher Bums do at Wrigley – WOOT!)

I have NO IDEA how this happened; it’s certainly been my MO to go right up against the DAY and usually miss it altogether (or write something lame like, “Hey – RED is good for Valentine’s Day too!” and really, isn’t THAT just the best excuse to squeeze another 6 weeks into slacking on a project! Borrow at will, si vous plait…)

I must say, this was one of the most enjoyable outings with a yarn I’ve had in a long time. Perhaps my love affair with all that Barn Yarn in my near past has prepped me for the rich, soft, luxurious treat this turned out to be. The yarn is 50% Baby Alpaca / 50% Merino – SOFT soft SOFT! Warm warm warm? This is the reason I *vented* the piece with an eyelet lace design – hopefully, this will allow it to breathe, not smother, on use.

All that remains now is for me to go out SHOPPING! for a sweet, sexy camisole to wear under this cardi – hmmm… Company Christmas Party here I come!

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Sheila is a Tart
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold *Classic AL*
Color: 006 Garnet
Gauge: 18sts/24rows over 4″
Needles: #7 & #8

 
 
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