Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
to make that for which she was yearning.
not to expect from Hubby,
nor gifts 'neath the tree,
nor pay more than she was currently earning.
She fancied a SNOOD she'd seen pictured
at Burberry's fall runway show (fashionister),
"I can knit THAT," she said,
constructing in her head
a design to stay $325.00 richer!
and on back-ordered lists must now wait,
she started knitting at four,
and was soon out the door,
making swanky South End party by eight.
Review of the Burberry Snood
2009 by J. Rica Middlebrooks
A Scarf and Hoodie Combination
The Burberry Snood has quickly become one of the most fashionable fall and winter accessories all over the world. The stylish and functional piece services the purpose of keeping the neck warm while also providing the comfort of a hoodie. The Burberry Snood also makes a fashion statement however because the style of the neck accessory can be arranged to create a signature look with even the plainest of outfits.
The Burberry Snood is available in a variety of fabric blends, patterns and solids. For the lover of Burberry, investment in this item is a plus because it can be worn with anything during the fall and winter season. If looking for a Burberry Snood with basic colors such as black, tan, and cream an excellent choice is the Check Rendition. Made from 55% crinkle merino wool and 45 % cashmere blend the stylish snood can be layered over a slinky dress, a sweater, a shirt, a cape or anything you might want to accentuate. The Burberry Snood in Check Rendition retails for approximately $278.00.
If you are a fan of the house print or the Burberry light brown camel check so many people are familiar with the Burberry Snood in House Checkered Print is a must have. Made from 100% cashmere this Burberry Snood is deliciously luxurious and stylish. Perfect to loop around the neck when wearing high fashions jeans and boots, the tan, black, and light brown checkered accessory is a fashion piece that will never go out of style. Wear it as a neck warmer or hoodie to achieve the look of the moment. The Burberry Snood in House Print in a giant checkered pattern retails for approximately $295.00.
If you prefer a subtle look the collection of Burberry Snoods offers a deep eggplant color with black in a subtle check pattern. As with the other Burberry Snoods the unique accessory is made from a combination of 55% merino wool and 45% cashmere and need only be slipped over the head and arranged around the neck, or gently pull onto the head for a scarf hoodie effect. The Burberry Snood is definitely the fashion accessory of the season. The average retail price for the multi-colored snood is $225.00.
The Burberry Snood is also available in a variety of argyle patterns and solid colors. The Burberry Snood can be found at most high end retailers such as Macy's, Nordstrom's and Net-a-Porter in addition to the official web site for Burberry.
Follow this link to my patterns page to make your very own South End SNOOD.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Here is a heartwarming story that made me appreciate (again) how knitting brings, not only yarn, but people, together. It is particularly meaningful for me as my dear father was Norwegian and we are planning a trip to Norway this summer with our three children to share with them their rich cultural heritage at a family reunion. With luck, you'll be seeing some Selbuvotter on my website in the near future! [Story printed in Dagbladet.no on 4/19/09, written by SIRIL K. HERSETH...awkwardly translated by online automated translation software]
Mary Mentha Andersen (52) is perhaps the most happy day. Her great dream to see Obama again will soon come true.
She met him for the first time when she would move from USA to Norway, on 2 November 1988. Mary had just married the Norwegian Dag Andersen, and looked forward to starting a life together with him in Åsgårdstrand outside Horten.
Obama as rescuing knight: But first she must get all their belongings to Norway.
At the airport in Miami, it was hectic with long lines at check-in counters. When it finally was Mary’s turn and she had placed the baggage on the tape, she got the message that turned the world upside down: “You must pay $ 103 in overvekt if you carry both suitcases to Norway, said the man behind the counter. ”
Paid for Mary: Mary had no money. Her new husband had gone on ahead of Norway, and Mary had no one else she could call. She tried to explain the situation to the man behind the counter, but he showed no bamhjertighet. Then she began to cry. It was when she heard a friendly voice behind him say: “I pay for her. ”
Mary turned and there stood a tall, dark man she had never seen before. She promised him to pay back the money as soon as she had come to Norway. The man wrote down the name and address of his on a patch, and gave it to Mary.
There was the Barack Obama, and address in Kansas where his mother lived at that time.
Got a letter from Obama Mary to pay him back as soon as she arrived in Norway. Since then she wondered who this man was friendly. “He exuded an authority already at the time, “says Mary.
She told the story of their Obama-meet for the first time in VG. There she showed the letter that her parents had of Obama dated 4 May 2006 and stamped “United States Senate, Washington DC.
“I want to thank you for writing such nice words about me and that you reminded me of the incident from the airport in Miami. I’m glad I could help back then, and is happy to learn that their daughter is doing well in Norway. Please send her my lykkeønskninger. Sincerely, Barack Obama, United States Senator. ”
The letter was a response to a letter of thanks Mary’s parents had sent him.
Had a dream: Now she tells Dagbladet how it has gone to her to see Obama again.
“This summer, I had a dream that Obama would come to Norway one day. Since then I have tried to think of what I would give him if he shows up. When I learned about nobelprisnominasjonen, I was in the fire and flames, “says Andersen.
She has told her story to friends and acquaintances, including the sailor minister Dagfinn Kvale. He was so touched by this that he wrote a letter to Thorbjørn Jagland and requested that Mary had to be present when Obama gets the peace prize.
Though Mary wrote to the U.S. embassy in Oslo to ask how she could have given Selbuvotter to Obama and his family.
See awards: This week she received a call from the Nobel Institute, who told her to get two tickets to the peace prize because of the letter from sjømanspresen.
Mary hoping for a chance to get as close to Obama that she can deliver mittens. She will also carry Selbuvotter to Michelle and two daughters. All the pairs have a close friend knitted.
“I want to give him something back, since he helped me at that time. Maybe he’ll take on the Selbuvotter while he is here. It would have been fantastic, “says Mary.