Saturday, December 8, 2007
Keeping Frosty warm
Like most of us crafters, I make my holiday cards each year. And like most of us, also, I make it harder for myself every year.
This year's design, pictured above, includes a hand-knit scarf.
Yes, I'm knitting each one. That's 200+ three-and-a-half-inch scarves. Granted, they're only two stitches wide … And I have some fallback ideas, like a braid or a ribbon if I'm even more behind in another week.
The drawing is printed on cardstock. I make a hole on each side of Frosty's neck with an awl and use it also to push the scarf through one side, around the back and out the other side. I glue it down if needed, or just let it hang if it falls right.
I like to include a religious context that's general enough to cover the breadth of spiritual leanings of the people on my list. This text for 2007 has a subtle religious meaning, or not, as the recipient chooses.
A FROSTY QUIZ
My husband developed and produced a CD, to be sent with the card to a select couple of dozen people on the list. The CD has 25 versions of "Frosty the Snowman," by different artists. It comes with a list of the artists, labeled A through Y … your job is to match the artist with the track on the CD. Is number one by The Jackson 5? Leon Redbone? Willie Nelson?
Want to play? I'll send a copy of the CD to the first 3 people to ask for it. Of course, you'll then be eligible for the prizes that go to those with the most correct answers!