Sunday, December 21, 2008

Early Christmas Present

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Youngest Daughter said she needed a pair of handwarmers that were longer on both ends than the ones she has. I remembered how quickly Mariella's Sideways Wristerz worked up, so I grabbed my US9 needles, a strand of Cascade 220 superwash, a strand of Caron's Simple Soft, and voilĂ , a pair of long handwarmers. I only did 24 ridges as I was using the equivalent of a bulky yarn. I read recently that the only thing that insulates is air. So yarn with loft, sts that are open and loose will keep one wamer than thin yarn and tight sts. These will certainly fit the bill as they are nice and cushy!
Today we start having more minutes of daylight until the middle of June when the whole thing will reverse itself. Happy Solstice!

Last minute gift idea? Gear shift nob covers! Cotton for summer, wool for winter!

Book Glutton. Have you heard of it? If you like the classics, this is for you!

Like vampire novels? Here's a free one, Night World, to read on your computer. Hurry though, it won't be available after today.

Keeping the "We" in "Yes, We Can!"

Pumpkin is a food most of consider to only good for pies, or don't bother to eat at all and throw our used jack-o-lanterns in the compost or worse the garbage. Consider some of the wonderful things that can be done with this super food (along with dark chocolate) that will be on sale once the holidays are over!
The Health Benefits of Pumpkins

The pumpkin is a ubiquitous part of the American fall season-which is understandable, considering that it's indigenous to this part of the world. There are many ways to enjoy the nutritional benefits of this uniquely American food. View more »

Star garlands made out of water bottle bottoms.

When I was in grade school, we'd make these out of old Reader's Digest (back when they were at least .5 inches thick). We'd spray them silver or gold and add a star at the top. Or a Styrofoam head, halo and wings. I think we did Santa and Mrs. Claus one year, too.

Good places to hide cash in your home.

If you're one that snags up ornaments and lights during the after Christmas sales, snag up the LED lights. What a savings on your electric bill next Christmas! And no heat generated makes them much safer!


  1. Lucky girl! It's nice to have a Mom who knits! Very pretty mitts.

  2. Lizzie, you brought back warm thoughts with the "Reader's Digest" book. However, I used to use an old Sears Christmas Wish Book.

  3. Great looking wristers!
    Knit some more :)


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