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Tuesday, February 6, 2007

the consolation prize…


Even though the thermometer says its -1 degrees right now, I am having warm thoughts.

Tradition demands that some things stay the same – hence the continuation of the lazy a** bathroom mirror shots that I’m so fond of [I don’t think I’ve ever looked more pleased with myself than in this shot].

And tradition demands that I REWARD myself occasionally with a Consolation Prize in the face of some traumatic event.

Here in the Big Windy, we have Two-fer Trauma for sure: Bears/Arctic Weather.

Solution? New Clothes!

What better than a nice super-bulky alpaca HAT!

In no time at all, I’d whipped up a new crown and kept my hands warm at the same time.

We love that.

Sorry but I’m too verklempt to continue…

15 responses to “Tuesday, February 6, 2007”

  1. Karen B. says:

    “Mirror in the bathroom.” You’ve got me thinking of English Beat / General Public now, naughty girl.

    Yes, new clothes (or shoes or handbags) are wonderful salves to soothe the wounds of loss. Cute hat!

  2. Leslie says:

    Great hat, but it’s the sweater that’s intriguing me. Is it one of your very own patterns?

  3. Sonya says:

    Oh honey, at least you are drowning your sorrows in alpaca.

  4. Jen says:

    LOL I am busy making a double-knit Misti Alpaca Chunky hat for my son!

  5. HollyEQQ says:

    You crack me up!

  6. Carol says:

    Very cool! That’s not lazy, that’s a great shot! And I am sorry about da Bears, I was hoping they’d win too.

  7. gwen says:

    Is that a photo-mural on your bathroom wall?
    Very, very cool indeed.

  8. Bonne Marie says:

    BWAAH! I wish – I photoshopped in a picture of Hawaii I had! ;p

  9. meg says:

    I say ‘hooray for the bathroom mirror’! Love your hat – a new hat does give one a bit of a lift. I followed your instructions this week & made meself a new hat, too – uber lazy me hasn’t even taken a mirror pic.

  10. May says:

    I, too, won’t go outside without a hat on and I live where it’s warm!!!

  11. Tracey says:

    OK Ms. Verklempt…I love the hat but talk to me about that sweater? I love it.details, deary, details.

  12. Ann says:

    I was thinking of you on Sunday as those loathsome, despised Colts (anybody who’s a Titans fan deSPISES the Colts) managed to keep it together. My deepest condolences–but at least you guys made it to the freakin playoffs, unlike MY team.

    And the WEATHER. I had five handknits on yesterday and looked like a total nutcase. Even more than I usually do. I covet that Big Parka.

  13. claudia says:

    This is a funny pic, AND I get to see your camera. BONUS was the pic of you with the artic parka with the truly big-ass camera. Geez, is that thing big.

  14. Beth S. says:

    Yep, the hat is lovely but it’s the SWEATER I want to know more about! I think I see both yarnovers and cables, and maybe a slightly flared sleeve? Bellissimo!

  15. laughingrat says:

    Wow, I have missed so much! What sweater is that? And what hat are you wearing in that photo? It’s fab!

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