Friday, December 24, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 8

Well, here we are on day 8 of the third annual "8 Days of Christmas Sweaters."  Tis almost bittersweet.  And so Christmas eve has found me...with four giant teddy bears across my torso.  What better way to cap off this year's collection than with an over-sized cardigan with over-sized stuffed bears, big enough to contain all the love and joy of Christmas eve.  2010 has been a very teddy Christmas, so it's only fitting to end on this Hollywood Squares style sweater that features teddies in all their glory.  You'll be the "bearer" of Christmas cheer wherever you go in this happy little number, punctuated with heart cuffs and star buttons.  And no need to feel guilty stuffing yourself at the Christmas table, as you will be in good company.

Merry Christmas and thank you for joining me in this celebration of the Christmas sweater, I hope it has brought you much joy as it has to me!

(note: voting will begin on Christmas day for your favourite sweater of 2010)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 7

Today's selection is really the pick of the litter, the "Catillac" of Christmas sweaters.  Teeming with festive felines, this ol' ball of yarn is literally glowing with tinsel-like fibres woven through.  Fluffy, angora white kitties prance about with antlers and Christmas trees on their back, while their darker counterparts model the season's fashions while sledding, toting gifts on their backs and stars on their tails.  You'll be the cat's meow at any holiday event with this purrrfect Christmas sweater.  You can enjoy the cheese ball, while your sweaters coughs up a hair ball. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 6

This vest is simply nutcracker sweet.  The elegant simplicity that accompanies this knit classic really packs an unexpected festive punch.  Sometimes you just don't need sleeves to make a statement.   Lined in threads of golden, two nutcrackers stand poised and ready for a good time–one ready for the drum line and the other ready to let loose to the beat.  The intricate bead and sequin detailing on their uniforms is second to none, standing up to even the finest Bejeweler.  And the golden tassel zipper accent brings with it pomp and circumstance, as if straight from a graduation cap.
The festive turtle neck is the perfect accompaniment to today's selection.  Splashed with trees, skis and unidentifiable red squares, it boasts a neck that is neither too constrictive nor too loose. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 5

We are on track towards the homestretch with day five's fashion leading the way.  Straying ever so slightly from the traditional Christmas colour pallet in shades of mint on midnight, it offers a refreshing change from the norm.  There is a noticeable Charlie Brown quality to this knit number that  endears itself to ones heart, making it the perfect fashion choice for picking out that perfect tree.  There's no "flaking" it, this sweater will make you love life.

Monday, December 20, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 4

It's black velvet in that little snow pile, black velvet in a classy snowman's style.  Today's "vestive," holiday piece brings a note of elegance to this years collection that says, "I'm a dignified lady who can own three skating snowmen on my vest."  With hand embroidered snowflakes and fluffy, textured snowman amid a canvas of velvet, the tassels on the scarves that project themselves from the garment really add a saucy flare to this soft-spoken number.  Throw on your favourite Christmas satin blouse underneath and transition from daytime to evening with ease in this versatile vest.  Straying from the traditional notions of Christmas sweater, this vest brings a modern twist on a conservative classic.  (Need I remind you of last years champion...The Goose Vest).

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 3

Today's the day the teddy bears have their Christmas...on a red, knit cardigan.  Whether cross-country skiing, tobogganing, or simply holding a star by it's tail in some sassy pin-stripped pants, these bears know how to have a good time amidst snowflakes the size of their heads.  Framed in edgy black ribbing, how can one "fourbear" getting into a festive spirit in this little cropped dandy? 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 2

The second day of sweaters is highlighted with patchwork pizazz!  This hand embroidered little diddy transitions from quilted bedspread to fashionable outerwear with ease.  Tartan plaid in one corner accents this sweater's Scottish charm as reindeer frolic over blossoms above...a popular Christmas highland games event.  But what really elevates this sweater is the liberal dosage of shoulder padding tenderly sewn in, perfect for playing on the defensive line in Sunday's game or simply barreling through the mall crowds.

Friday, December 17, 2010

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 1

Welcome to the third annual "8 Days of Christmas Sweaters," an event designed to celebrate that magical little garment that brings festive cheer to far and near.  I refrain from the use of crass terminology, such as "ugly" or "cheesy," as some have come to label this genre of clothing.  But let us simply let the sweaters speak to what they truly are...magnificent.

Our inaugural sweater to this season's collection boasts both fashion and function.  With it's sassy zip-up closure, making it a breeze to dawn when you need a little Christmas flair in a pinch, this sweater really has presence.  Pop the collar on this cardi to emphasize the gold, blanket stitch that sets this beauty apart from the pack.   With teddy on your hip you can "bear" even the dullest Christmas party.

Thursday, December 16, 2010