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Thursday, December 22, 2005

Look out Below: Holiday Avalanche!


If one is not careful, one could just be buried
neck-deep right about now with food, cooking, shopping, wrapping,
coiffing, quaffing, KNITTING?

There you go – ya just need ONE to escape the Others…

My GreatGetaway Knitting continues to be the Rebecca Chinese top! So far, I’ve seamed the shoulders and sides (went rather easily and quickly using the ribbon yarn and mattress stitch – I am SHOCKED!). Then it was Pay-Off Time.

Now usually they say this can be a M…, well you know, but really, it wasn’t all that bad ONCE I just surrendered. Ribbon is just STRING after all and behaves rather remarkably like yarn, if you squint your eyes and pretend a little. I used a crochet hook and picked up stitches all around the bottom as instructed by the pattern then plopped them on the Bamboo needles I knit the body with. Edging: Done. CAKE WALK…

NOW I once again march up to the Maze of Choices of My Own Making and stall…

Awhile back, I bought a little golden frog closure to hook the keyhole shut. It doesn’t really match the color of the trim and really, I thought it looked a tad Frederick’s of Hollywood.

Generally, that would be a good thing for me (my DNA requires me to be 10% overdressed/undressed at all times) but in this case, it was verging on, oh about 25% tack-i-fonic.

OUT came the brooches!


Ooh my, will it be Bakelite? Shell? Paste? Rhinestone? Hey, why do they call it rhinestone anyway?

As if I’m not spinning like a Top with all the Holidaze Excitement already, I must twirl myself some more…

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