we’ll have halloween on christmas


It’s true for me Christmas is more an extension of halloween. So it seems fitting my gifts have a  halloween overtone.

Sometimes  I think it’s a bit narcissistic and capitalist to put up a list of the christmas haul, but this is an extension of some greatness, for instance, I know mom has been hunting out bargins and wool shopping in other cities to compile my presents for months. So really while it looks like a haul (and is by it’s own right a substantial round of gifts, which make me feel truely lucky), it is much more, its thought, concecutively throughout the year. It also makes me happy that a lot of the gifts come from small stores or stalls at craft fairs, I mean it’s one thing to get the latest and greatest Old Navy jumper (okay really it’s not, nothing there could fit me, and if it can its just wrong) that everyone is wearing, it’s another to find a little gem in a craft booth.

Okay, bad shot but you try taking a picture of the back of your head after christmas supper. This is probably also going to double as a shawl pin, it’s a gorgeous handwrought copper hair holder thingie (very technical I know). This picture so doesn’t do it justice, at all. Seriously.

Hard to see all the cool stuff, the tall tealight holder in the back is so adorable, KnitKnacks Id tags *squee* and wine markers, and you may ask, “Wine markers?” and you’d almost be right, they make killer split ring stitchmarkers, and now I have a couple dozen sweet halloween themed ones, yes there are bats 😀

There was a theme, between mom and Alisha it seems, I got a new apron, oven mitts, and pot holders from mom, alisha got me skully cupcake cups, halloween colored sprinkles, and the two disc special feature sweeney todd, I smell some demon cupcakes in my future.

Let the yarn parade begin, two skeins of mini mochi, I’m thinking socks or a shawlette?

The Tanzenite Woobu is  of particular importance to me, unbeknownst to my mom, I wanted to make a Clapotis out of some Woobu after seeing Carin on round the twists clap, albeit I wasn’t a fan of the true blood pink. Mom knew I wanted a skein of Woobu but she got me the tanzenite, which I have been wanting to get for a long time. See I used to have a beret out of the STR heavy weight mom had gotten me as a birthday present years and years ago. It was a magical beret, the kind that you can put on over really bad hair and come up looking like audrey hepburn or cyndi lauper. The beret was lost tragically forever when it was forgotten at an ex’s house, and while I wanted it back it wasn’t the kind of ex you can just pop by and get your crap. I really loved that beret, so now I will have a most magical clapotis, I am truely stoked, Printer ink must be procured immediatly.

Last but not least the STR in hard rock lightweight. The pink shockingly doesn’t suck, it’s compleatly perfect with the purples and blacks. I’m thinking a minimalist cookie a pattern?

Well thats all for tonight, there is more, but as I’ve also moved around part of my living room tonight to accomodate my new crafting lamp I am le tired.

I hope everyone had an amazing christmas, and shared some laughs with their fellow man. Thank goodness it’s done for another year.

4 more years. 3 if I work really hard.


About sadieruin

Sadie is an intrepid fibre-file who can be found knitting, spinning, dying, or designing knit patterns when she's not at work. Her sock pattern "Mermaid's Lagoon" can be found in the Summer '09 issue of Knitty.com. Be sure to keep up with her knitting, spinning, dyeing (and occasionally weaving) exploits here.

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