Saturday, December 23, 2006

Weird December

What a weird December! It's the day before Christmas eve: 63° F (17° C) outdoors, Blogger keeps bouncing this post, and I still haven't found the holiday stemware [eyeroll]. At least our Christmas ornaments are up.

St. Nick Knack ornaments

I made these when DH and I were engaged to be married. We've used them every Christmas. They're St. Nick Knacks from Vogue Patterns 1754, made using DMC cotton embroidery floss on wool felt, with kapok stuffing and gold cord and satin ribbon trim. I pretty much followed the pattern; were I to make more, I'd make the hanging loops shorter and use filament instead of ribbon.

As long as the month has been so weird, here's the Weird Things Meme:

1. I don't play memetag. That's not a judgment on bloggers who enjoy memes, just my (weird) choice. But, heck, it's Christmas and Deborah tagged me.

2. When kraken appear in movies, I think, "LOOK at all that yummy sashimi!"

3. One of my favorite search engines is elgooG, the Google mirror site.

4. Dry weather gives me nosebleeds.

5. I love mini-knitting (click photos to view larger).

I'm looking forward to the exhibit of micro-knitting in "Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting" at the Museum of Arts & Design next year. Be sure to click on the exhibit link – the pair of 1:144 scale gloves are not to be missed.

6. Generic greetings such as "Happy Holidays!" seem fine to me; conversely, I'm usually pleased rather than offended when someone wishes me a specific holiday that I don't observe. Unless there's a self-righteous implication I ought to convert, conform, and stop being so weird.

Consider yourself tagged if you like. Or not. Here's THE RULES for this meme.

THE RULES: Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 6 weird things as well as stated in this rule clearly.

In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says that "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.

Wishing you Happy Holidays!


Deb said...

Have a Merry Christmas, Ina! (And I know, the weather is insanely warm, isn't it? Perfectly pleasant and all, but not at all Christmas-y . . . though better than a 2-foot blizzard!)

Julie said...

The ornaments are just beautiful. I wish the pattern were still available as I'd absolutely have a go at those.

Calling Kahlo said...

Happy Holidays! I will never watch Clash of the Titans again without thinking about sashimi. Of course that Kraken was more monster like however Pirates of the Caribbean 2 certainly lends itself more to that cuisine delight. Hmmm, sashimi.