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Happy New Year!!!

It’s all about Heat Management the next few weeks!

I saw part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve show on TV last night (with the bubbly Ryan Seacrest, what’s up with that guy? Are there three or four of him, he’s everywhere! don’t get me started on the minty fresh snowstorm in heaven mouthwash commercial he did awhile back…) and everyone was just FRIGID (and I don’t mean c.o.o.l.) standing on Broadway in the 1 degree wind chill…

I did my hours outside the Governor’s house yesterday myself and let me tell you, there is about a 15 degree difference between standing in the sun and standing in the shade. I was standing in the shade.

Secret of WarmHead Success!? A polar fleece headband covered by a warm, wooly hat!

I’d hoped to have this Cassidy’s Cap done by today to ring in the New Year but it’s going a little slower than I’d expect. This is SERIOUS wool, people — left over from a project from long ago. It makes me a little misty tallking about it because, well, I destroyed the sweater this yarn was purchased for. It actually made it into the washer with a load of blue jeans and faster than you can sing

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind ?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o’ lang syne ?

For auld lang syne, my jo,
For auld lang syne,
We’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

it was FELTED! And not in a good way. And I was broken hearted.

But I love this yarn, this color, it’s tweedy lamby nature and decided to Cable It. Intriguing to me in 2008, more than ever before? Cables on dark, dark yarn. Black, navy, brown. YUM!

They do not POP out like merino (ask me how I know) but they are sophisticated and subtle and when the light hits them just right, they amuse and delight.

Something else new this season? Mariah, my East Village neighbor, who is a fabulous model as well! This shot was taken in front of some buildings around the corner from me. Now WHO could be cold in colors like these…

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