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December 12, 2013


Yes, clearly eaten by an EdwardBear.

I too loved the comments on the last post and have been returning to your blog to read them as new additions arrive. I now feel compelled to let you and other commenters know that I have just posted some information there about bikeshedding (the term) as there seems to be some interest in its origin and meaning.

Julia, I have a slightly mad request: will you ask Steve what knot that is? Is it a double bowline?

Thanks for the reminder to go back and read more of the comments...they just keep getting funnier and funnier!

I did have a bad feeling about the fact that they were tied on using the stupid clippy things. You need to SEW the cord to the mittens.

Yes to sewing them onto the cord (or ribbon). If you use ribbon you can stitch a popper fastener onto the jacket inside the collar and a one on the ribbon and attach the ribbon to the jacket as well.

I swear up until I was 13 or so my mother would knit my brother and I mittens with a crochet string to run threw the sleves of our jacket. I used to think it was so queer to have mittens on a string...then.... I gave birth to the girl and now seariously wish I had learned to knit. She is 11, I don't even want to add up the money spent on mittens or mitten clips.... What I have done the past 2 winters is after the first two pairs of gloves/mittens are lost is say hohum wear mismatched mittens!! I thought this was a great way to teach her to keep track of them until this year 2 snowstorms ago when she informed me after I noticed she was no longer wearing matching mittens and said seariously you have already lost your new pairs and she said oh no mumma I like wearing mismatched gloves it is like my mismatched socks mumma, "thats my style" .... We mothers just cannot win!! LoL

Julia, please, please, PLEASE consider doing an annual "painting doorknobs" post or linkback to the one from this year so the comment section can just keep on growing. It is a gift that keeps on giving! So hilarious!

I have the opposite problem living here in the Deep South. Seven years of parenting and only had to use mittens twice. Yet each child gets a hat and mittens every year for Christmas from grandparents. Why?!??

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