Medium sized town girl in the medium sized city

OK, one of these days I need to get back to all my blog reading. I am soooo far behind and haven’t been commenting much anywhere. I tied for first place at Stumbling Over Chaos by writing a personals ad for Chris.

Knitting stuff (though it’s a repeat, just wrapped with a label)
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Up until about 5-6 years ago when Graham had all sorts of bass playing engagements during the holidays, we used to go to Seattle a couple of weekends before Christmas. To the big city. Do some shopping, look at how the downtown was decked out and of course check out Santa in the Nordstrom window. We’d always wave if we could catch his eye and Santa would nod or smile or wink back at us and we knew it was really him! Now that Graham lives in downtown Seattle and we need to pick him up for his Christmas break every year, we make it a quick one day turnaround trip.

We didn’t have to walk clear up to Nordstroms this trip, he was on one of the corners at Pike Street Market! Looks like all this hoola hooping has burned off some extra weight.
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We walked through the market, bought goat cheese and basil and dried Honey Crisp apples. And visited our favorite iguana.
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There were ice sculptures melting in the rain. This one survived pretty well.
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And this very disturbing felted hat. It may not look disturbing here, but in person…spooky. Knitting Hubby ran up behind her to snap this pic (sorry about blurriness)
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When we got home there was a birthday box from Hazel waiting for Knitting Hubby. Marked perishable so we HAD to open it right away. All local products from Marshfield WI!!! Cheeses, sausage, maple syrup. Graham and I are going to arm wrestle KH to get a bite! mmmm, cheese.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Dec 15, 2007 @ 21:46:59

    Pretty socks! Wow, I’ve never seen a hula hooping Santa before..

    Reply

  2. hazelspi
    Dec 16, 2007 @ 06:29:19

    Suggestions from lady who helped me: shred the salsa cheese over Doritos and microwave for a couple seconds. Put a slice of buffalo wings on toast for breakfast. Enjoy! hls

    Reply

  3. knitoneblogtwo
    Dec 16, 2007 @ 08:33:59

    I LOVE the label! Why have I never thought of that? What a perfect way to communicate the care instructions and be cool at the same time! Thanks for the idea!

    Reply

  4. heideho
    Dec 16, 2007 @ 18:53:44

    Fabulous socks, I love the way you package/label them for the recipient. Hula-hoop Santa is too funny. That had looks like something worn by one of the Munchkins in The Wizard of Oz! I kind of like it.

    Reply

  5. Miss T
    Dec 17, 2007 @ 10:23:49

    Definitely a disturbing hat. And I love your socks with their label!

    Reply

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