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 soirée in this get up the world has probably ended.