Cathy Commiserations by Cathy Guisewite for December 04, 2021

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    MaryBethJavorek1  6 months ago

    I went that route because of all the talk on supply chain. Decided to make pjs and robes for kids and grandkids. 4 down and 5 to go.

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    Lisa Marie Chamberlain  6 months ago

    YAY she is back!! Love her stuff I hope she is back now… :-)

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    PoodleGroomer  6 months ago

    This usually starts in a Holloween candy-fused brain.

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    this is summerdog  6 months ago

    Yep! Too much sugar or caffeine will do this. It is fun until you crash back down in a muddle of half-finished projects and no time left.

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    Dewsolo  6 months ago

    I will probably have all the scarves knitted or crocheted by Christmas. But I probably won’t have them done in time for the mail or even UPS to get them to my sister’s house by the time most of the nieces & nephews are there on the 26th.

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    EdMeiller Premium Member 6 months ago

    Tom Daley can do it.

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    JLChi  6 months ago

    My family were firm believers in homemade gifts, and since we all did it, we really appreciated the hard work, skill, and hours of time involved.

    The sad part is the number of people who did not do hand work who would sneer and comment on how cheap we were to make gifts instead of buying them.

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    ChrisTrey  6 months ago

    Finished all my Christmas shopping a month ago. The only thing that hasn’t arrived is the one I bought for myself. Even got the birthday gift for the hubby’s birthday in Feb bought and delivered.

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    TIMH  6 months ago

    I wonder how many toilet paper cozies a reasonably skilled Knitter can produce per week. Everybody wants one of those, right?

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  10. Cathy aack  6 months ago

    I did it once…the problem is I knit very slowly and projects usually take years for me to make. I once gave my husband a pair of socks for Christmas, his birthday, Christmas and his birthday again…all in different stages of completion. He was very happy when I got them done.

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    rgcviper  6 months ago

    Whoa! That’s quite a look on Cathy, with the poofed hair.

    As for gifts, the personally-made touch does add something, though the convenience of store-bought ones is tough to beat. Decisions, decisions …

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    Northgalus2002  6 months ago

    I am not crafty by any means! That said, I do love going to the downtown (DC) Christmas Market near the American History Museum/National Portrait Gallery. I have gotten some really nice stuff and have been helping local businesses. This year I intend to stay local as much as possible. I hope everyone has a happy and healthy Christmas and New Years and that 2022 sees us finally moving past this Covid mess.

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