Friday, December 28, 2012


It's time to exercise your sweater democratic rights and choose which one will be this year's champion!  Vote using the poll shown above. Polls close New Years Day.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 8

Twas the night before Christmas and what could be better, than Santa and reindeer crossing your sweater.  On Dasher, on Danzer, on Prancer, on Vix....wait a second.  Looks like there have been cutbacks in the ol' transportation budget.  And not to mention it looks like Rudolph has been cloned and put on performance enhancing drugs to pull a sleigh with just three.  This winters-night marvel is an enchanting blend of wool, satin, tinsel, and bead-work.  Threads of silver and gold fly this sweater to the moon in a whirl of snowy elegance.  This is a sweater that says, "I'll be needing a bib because I CANNOT afford to get cranberry sauce on these threads."  

And so concludes the fifth annual collection of these fine festive sweaters.  I hope their magic has brought you as much joy as it has for me.  Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to take these posts in.

And now the sweaters are hung in the closet with care, as another year's past of high fashion wear.
Now is the time to say which is best, vote for your favourite, whether sweater or vest.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!

(Voting will commence Christmas day for one week to crown this years champion.  Be sure to stop by and let your voice be heard.)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 7

Oh holy night, the stars and stripes are shining.  You'll be in the 2% best dressed in the country in this star spangled stunner.  Day seven brings a little shock and awe to the Christmas season.  This sweater says, "who cares if it's Christmas, I live in the USA!"  This flagship sweater will have you flying at full mast this season with broader stripes than shoulders.  Armed with the twinkle of these hand beaded winter stars, this sweater is loud and proud with a hint of Christmas...but not to be outdone by.  I like to call this scene: Immigrants First Christmas.  Thanks to this sweater and it's land I have been given a new life, a fresh start.  It's only a pity that this country is not a tart-fearing nation like the one I hail from.  Because more than a fresh start, I'd like a fresh butter tart.  And don't be surprised if bald eagles are seen circling overhead, just keep a firm grip on your green bean casserole.  This high flying button up cardi will have people saying, "Oh say, can I see that sweater?!"

Saturday, December 22, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 6

Well, looks like we're still here so it's cause for cheer.  And if you like to look good, then you're going to want to wear this. And what's more fitting for celebrating Christ's birth than wrapping this dandy around your girth.   Had the Holy Land been set more in the arctic, I'm quite sure these polar bears would have attended the ice cave birth due to no room in the igloo. 

Day six holds a holiday humdinger that surely Mrs. Clause would love to get her paws on.  Simply spectacular.  It's head to waist decadence punctuated with polar bear Christmas fare.  Pop this detachable fur collar and give your neck a treat.  Complimented with it's matching fur pom pom toggles, this zip-up is pure animal skin luxury.  Hand beaded embroidered snowflakes add to the extravagance, as they fall upon polar bears all hopped up on Coca Cola.  With all that caffeine and sugar its no wonder they don't hibernate.  Instead they dress up in stocking caps, scarves and wreaths around their necks and dance upon your waistline.  Quite frankly, polar bears make the rest of bear community look like squares. You're going to like the way you look in this sweater, all furred up.  But do keep a watchful eye out for PETA and their flying paint.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 5

Day five is a tribute to those cheeky yet stylish little Mayans (also, for those of you who choose to spend your Christmas' in Mexico instead of suffering in winter's abyss like the rest of us).  For those following your Mayan Advent Calander, here is an unorthodox seasonal treat fit for world's end.  So grab your last calendar chocolate and settle into this oversized doomsday delight.  Throwing the conventional Christmas colour pallet to the wind, which will most likely tornado back and smack us in the face as the sky falls, this woolen wonder boldly flaunts the colours of Easter while holding true to Christmas snowflakes of traditional sweater-wear.  In typical Mayan fashion, it must be predicting the death of Jesus even before His birth.  Sassy Mayans.  So throw on your favourite shade of apacolipstick, because this is definitely a sweater you want to be caught dead in.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 4

Sometimes less is more according to day four.  Less fabric to cram in all the magic. You think the season is busy, just take a look at this sleeveless charmer that will have eyes crossing.  A frosty host of snowman lie in every which direction on picnic blankets, most likely because they got so dizzy looking at the rest of this vest.  Sprinkled in with hearts, flowers, snowflakes, foliage and gifts makes sure perfectly good vest space in not put to waste.  Layer this four button wonder over your favourite holiday high-kneck such as a turtle or mock, but be sure never to layer anything over-top.  A blazer with this bad boy is a serious vest violation.  Ditch the constricting sleeves of convention and fly free.  This look says, "by the power vested in me, I know pronounce this party started."

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 3

Day three is sure to ruffle a few feathers this Christmas.  Nothing says "I'm feeling festive," like a trinity of Cardinals upon your chest.  There is nothing foul about this sweater, but it surely will set your little heart a flutter.  Nestled upon the softest jersey fleece, you will feel like you have your own down layer.  And the birds of these fabric boughs are sure to bring you some bows of your own in their presence. Accented by bejeweled diamonds along with a hybrid crew/v neckline brings this avian sensation from day to evening.  And the split rail fence adds a touch of country whimsey.  The visual pleasure these cardinals brings is simply carnal.  So lay down some newspaper and throw on a Christmas treat that is simply for the birds.  

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 2

Behold, day two, a snazzy little number that will be sure to "spruce" up an holiday happenings this year.  You'll have guests "pining" for this tree trim trophy wear, in a sweater that exclaims "I'm the tanen-bomb!"  Upon a jet black, midnight sky, bedazzled rhinestone stars take this sweater into high fashion gear.  Simply ornate, enormous ornaments fall from the shoulder skies giving some dramatic flare, and also striking fear into those who might be so unfortunate to stand below such decorative missiles.  Once again, tinsel trim ordains the edges giving it the festive flash to create the ultimate tanenbaum-shell. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

The 8 Days of Christmas Sweaters 2012: Day 1

It's here!  The fifth Annual "8 Days of Christmas Sweaters" is finally upon us.  This years collection has gone international, courtesy of Anchorage, Alaska.  You would think that this close to the North Pole you would see some real dandies, but perhaps it is that in these parts people will just not part with their knit beauties for fear of freezing, or drowning in sorrow in the dark winter days without the joys of their sweaters.  Or perhaps the Clauses are hogging them all.  Whatever the case  I had to do some real hunting to find these.  So I dawned my classy American camo, hopped on my ATV and hit the thrift stores.  I feared this years collection would not come to fruition...but once again the magic of the sweater prevails and these little Christmas miracles were found.  So let us embark on an eight day sweater adventure that will bring us through the threads of glory that compose these festive treats.

The 2012 inaugural sweater is a classy knit celebrating the true Alaskan life.  Snowflakes amidst a dark, snowy abyss, this sweater is sure to send a chill down anyone's spine.  The black representing the unending nights and the white really accenting the ghastly and ghostly pale skin of all those who reside here.  With it's high neck and formal black and white colours, this number is a fancy fit for any black tie affair.  But the real festive twinkle lies in the tinsel that is woven delicately throughout the garment.  It's glitz, it's glam, it's glorious.  If you aren't crowned Ice Queen of the Christmas soirĂ©e in this get up the world has probably ended.