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Topic: An Expat Christmas in Singapore  (Read 1316 times)
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« on: December 20, 2010 06:49:11 PM »

Since most of our Christmas things are in storage back in the states it was time to start fresh.  Given that it is our first Christmas as a married couple I decided to crochet our stockings (and stockings for two creatures that are members of our family...a spider pig pony and a zebra cow kitty).  I made my husband's first (his is the furthest left) and apparently forgot what size hook I used for it when I made mine as his is noticeably larger than the rest...doh!  I used this pattern from lion brand lionbrand.com/patterns/81061AD.html?noImages= and played around with the stitch types for the leg, foot, and cuff.

The more colorful ones are my favorite as they are done in the color schemes of our pseudo children and my husband insisted on traditional colors for ours.  The tree topper hanging out in the middle is Christmas Wizard, the one decoration I grabbed on our last trip home.  It is supposed to be an angel I think but it always looked like a wizard to me...

My favorite part of our decorations is the paper tree I made...it has a layer of light green paper in a triangle-ish shape underneath and then I made a ridiculous number of dark green snowflakes for the tree and red snowflakes for ornaments (I was going to keep going and make a string of yellow lights but couldn't get my hands to cut any more).  All the paper is left-over scraps from the speech and drama program I teach in with the star being from a wedding invitation...yay free!!!  To get an idea of scale it is about 2.5 ft tall by 4 ft wide...
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2010 05:52:33 AM »

I think it's awesome that you are managing a Christmas of a different flavor. I have to ask, what is a spider pig pony?


Her dirty paws and furry coat,
She ran down the forest slope.
The forest of talking trees,
They used to sing about the birds and the bees.
The bees had declared a war,
The sky wasn't big enough for them all.
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