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sallyjo
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  05:14:12 AM  Show Profile Send sallyjo a Private Message
I am so not a cute person.
I made those tiny little mittens from Folk Mittens for a couple of people. I used Red Heart yarn, which to me was like working with styrofoam packing peanuts, on size 3 needles. The whole procedure was agony coupled with time pressures, and just as I'd get phenomenally irritated, I cast off, and LOOK - It's so cute! So then I'd do the second one.
I caught myself singing Silver Bells yesterday too.

"We all have our strengths and our weaknesses."

SpinDiva
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  05:32:39 AM  Show Profile Send SpinDiva a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by sallyjo

I am so not a cute person.
I made those tiny little mittens from Folk Mittens for a couple of people. I used Red Heart yarn, which to me was like working with styrofoam packing peanuts, on size 3 needles. The whole procedure was agony coupled with time pressures, and just as I'd get phenomenally irritated, I cast off, and LOOK - It's so cute! So then I'd do the second one.
I caught myself singing Silver Bells yesterday too.

"We all have our strengths and our weaknesses."



Speaking for all of us who are religiously opposed to cute - you're scaring us!!!

Andrea
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  07:14:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
however darlink........thou will survive

vi~


none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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MMario
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  07:19:01 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
Isn't the combination of singing "Silver Bells" while creating "cute" a hanging offense?

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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truly violet
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  07:51:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
mmario....only if you drink eggnog and giggle
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......
except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/ ~now with chickens!
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SerMom
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:58:07 AM  Show Profile Send SerMom a Private Message
Ooops, I'd better hide the rope, then!

Barbara
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elkymama
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  11:07:09 AM  Show Profile Send elkymama a Private Message
Sallyjo, you don't need to worry until you begin singing Little Drummer Boy.

"There's a thin line between hobby & mental illness."
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westcoastchica
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  11:15:50 AM  Show Profile Send westcoastchica a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by elkymama

Sallyjo, you don't need to worry until you begin singing Little Drummer Boy.

"There's a thin line between hobby & mental illness."



Well, then somebody shoot me.. I was IN THE MALL (which was bad enough), and I found myself singing along to a rather chipper rendition of Little Drummer Boy. I made it through the first "Pa Rum Pa Pum Pum" before I caught myself. Unnerving.

Ya, I don't really do cute either. Pretty, yes. Cute?? Not so much.

http://sapphyreknits.blogspot.com/
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GrandmaHatter
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  7:37:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit GrandmaHatter's Homepage Send GrandmaHatter a Private Message
Maybe you could embroider a skull and crossbones on each mitten as a festive holiday decoration (you can make it wearing a santa hat if you like).

Kristin, who also does not do cute.

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  7:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message
I don't know. I think the very Red-Heartness of it cancels out some of the cute. I mean, yeah, icky sappy name, and I'm sure your knitting was spectacular, but how cute can it really be?

Wait.

You didn't use novelty on the cuffs, did you?

Cuz I'm pretty sure we'd have to bind your thumbs to your big toes and drown you in honey.

"Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
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Kelly B
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:14:47 PM  Show Profile Send Kelly B a Private Message
Have yourself ... another little rum ball...
make the yuletide gay...

Canned music, cuteness and plastic - isn't that what the holidays are all about? We can forgive ourselves anything at this time of year.
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Knit and Purl Grrl
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  10:41:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Knit and Purl Grrl's Homepage Send Knit and Purl Grrl a Private Message
Aww, c'mon. Cute ain't so bad.

CuteSY, now that's a problem.

LainE (who has given up on glam and sophisticated and is embracing her inner cuteness)

Lain
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jennaknits
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Posted - 12/23/2005 :  11:58:20 PM  Show Profile Send jennaknits a Private Message
Well, now, you know we're going to have to see a picture of these offensive mittens to see how sugary sweet they really are. And I love, love, love the idea of a Santa skull, Kristin.

http://knitdiva.blogspot.com/
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GloryB
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Posted - 12/24/2005 :  08:08:45 AM  Show Profile Send GloryB a Private Message
I forgive you. Just don't let it happen again.
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sallyjo
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Posted - 12/26/2005 :  8:32:40 PM  Show Profile Send sallyjo a Private Message
I didn't take pictures, and the evidence is all gone. I think I'll remember the skull and crossbones idea for next year.
And the worst thing was, when I was done with the mittens, I made seasonal hair ties.
It's only a few days out of the year.

"We all have our strengths and our weaknesses."
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lella
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Posted - 12/27/2005 :  01:37:17 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
You have stepped to a Precipice but you have come back I see. Even sung some hideous Christmas tunes? [crazy] Hmmm. It is lucky that you survived and are still with us. Welcome back sallyjo. We do accept reformed cutepies. ;-)

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