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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

self-portrait Tuesday

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Well. If an elf is going to have to stand on their feet all the live long day, the elf should have Good Shoes.

Or, really Excellent BOOTS!

Wherein, ye olde Haus of Claus has clad my poor old dogs in some new Blundstone’s (Blundstone 500: Stout Brown) and I must say: Thank YOU, Santa~!

I first spied these boots on   har7sm.jpg  someone we all know and love, seen here on the left, in 2005…

Then I read about the enchanting Enchanting Juno and her new shoes (ala November 16th) and I couldn’t help myself any longer…

The very first pair that hit Chez Chic came a few weeks ago (before the snow, icy rain and below freezing weather). My neighbor and her 2yo son were in the hallway when our handsome UPS guy handed ‘em over and you’d have thought I won the lottery! To tiny fanfare, we ripped open the box and pulled them out and VOILA! They were big, way big, and I was crushed and mystified, until I again visited them again online (ie. Sugar River Outfitters).

Never one to read the fine print, I made the mistake of ordering my American size: 8. In Australian sizing, that is the equivalent of U.S. size 10.5.

So back they went but quickly they came again…

And it was better than I could’ve hoped for! It is reckless for me to even try and buy shoes online. I have rather irregular feet; too wide, have a stainless steel pin in my right big toe from a surgery, and left foot front is twisted from rheumatoid arthritis I’ve had since I was a kid. But as soon as I slipped these on, it was heaven. They FIT!

And forgive me for saying this, but they look pretty damn swank with Long John’s…


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Monday, December 10, 2007

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Alrighty now, time to get into the Holiday Spirit!

. . . make yer own here . . .

many thanks to Sullivan Higdon & Sink!


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Weekend

Chic Knits Twist

New Threads Weekend Edition I
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Twist
Design: Chic Knits
Yarn: Cascade *220*
Color: #627 Walnut Heather

Master Knitter & glamorous Los Angeleno, Miss Diane hits the catwalk with a brand new Twist!

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As I write this, it is 13

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