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On the Needles

  • Striped Silky Wool Jacket
    started: October 8, 2007
  • Jade by Elsebeth Lavold
    started: November 6, 2007
  • Pomatomus Socks
    started: August 12, 2007
  • Lizard's Ridge
    started: September 14, 2006
  • Trellis from
    started: September 6, 2006
  • Ribbon Short Sleeve Pullover
    started: August 28, 2006
  • Sarah's Surprise
    started: July 30, 2006 finished: August 26, 2006
  • Log Cabin Blanket
    started: July 8, 2006
  • Socks that Rock May kit
    started June 11, 2006
  • Audrey
    Rowan 35
  • Ravenna
    Lopi No. 24
  • Abfab Afghan
    Kit in Ivory for a wedding gift
  • Kiri Shawl
    All Tangled Up started: October 2005
  • Baby Bobbi Bear
  • Cable Lace Cardigan
    Vouge knitting s/s 2004

Needs Finishing

  • Via Diagonale
    from Needs handles and lining
  • Aztec Sun Vest
    This needs the sewing and a little embroidery

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December 23, 2006



Jasmine, I wish you could come over...

My childhood memories are similar -- "traditions" that lasted a year, maybe two... decorating cookies as a group activity was most memorable. My parents divorced as I entered junior high, so we learned a little earlier how to handle the multiple celebrations -- and at that age, it was pretty much decided for us, nothing we were really even involved in.

Merry Christmas.


Living 500 miles from family leaves us with limited traditions to carry on. We also don't have kids, which Christmas are the reason for Christmas, right?
It's tough to figure out what you want your own traditions to be as an adult. Hope whatever you decide to do this year brings you peace.
Merry Christmas Jasmine. :)


Merry Christmas, Jasmine! I am lucky, because my parents always made a big deal out of celebrating Christmas (and yes, it does last until Epiphany!). Now my husband and I celebrate with some of each traditions with our cats. I miss my parents most at Christmastime, though I admit it's also when I most feel them with me.

Whatever you do, enjoy it, and make it your own. Traditions have to start somewhere ...


Wonderful and wacky memories-- aren't they grand? Our own traditions are what we make them-- we watched old movies and football today. Very low-key. I think what's important is to identify what is most valuable to you on this day, and start your own tradition.

Happy Christmas, friend.


Merry, happy Christmas! It's my belief that those memories help to make it okay to make our own traditions. It's something that I've struggled with every year. How do you just start making traditions? Am I really old enough to make a tradition? It was my motto this season to start making my own traditions. Not sure which will stick and which will become a memory but it's a start.

To your very own traditions!

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