As promised, here’s a photo of our Solstice Tree:

christmas pompon

Okay, okay, this is not a full-body shot of the tree, whom we’ve named Rosalind (Roz for short). This was the only daytime photo I took, and while she looks lovely to us with her glittering night lights, she claims she doesn’t photograph well that way. Anyway tomorrow is winter solstice, so I hope she’s ready for her non-closeup by then!

UPDATE: Nevermind. Photographing a big tree in a small apartment can be tricky! Here she is…

solstice tree 2005

And here’s a wee closeup of my favorite decoration, our hand-painted vintage tree-topper:

tree topper

The photo above was posted just to demonstrate that I have fallen to the pompon craze. I’ll admit I even made a few while I was supposed to be studying. And I coerced Chris into making a pompon or two as well. They’re great as ornaments, especially considering they have no future as shards of glass on the floor courtesy of Catty and Moses. The pompon above was made with Lamb’s Pride Worsted in Blue Blood Red and Knitpicks Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. These were made according to the instructions in Last Minute Knitted Gifts, but Kate Gilbert has instructions that look even more effective for achieving that elusive round shape (even though I’m not sure I fully understand them).

I also wanted to introduce you to my new best friend:

cahill porter

(a terrible photo – apologies!)

That’s right, my new best friend is a cheese. You gotta problem with that? This is Cahill Porter-Soaked Cheddar, and you can buy a pound of it on Amazon. It’s a new addition to our coop cheese selection, and it is everything you could ever want in a cheese. That is, tasty cheese plus beer, all rolled into one. Just thought I’d share, since one of you Dear Readers recommended Cahill a while back. Right on, whomever you were!

Posted by jess at December 20, 2005 11:23 PM

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