A Heartwarming Holiday Tale
Jane, Jen, and 1,000 Drunken Santas
Questions from the Rav Group … thank you all for such fun questions!
bijouxmaster asked: Your favorite holiday tradition. Not at all knitting related. :D
blisskat asked: Do you two have stories about good gift-giving or gift-giving gone awry especially with handmade goods to peripheral people in your lives?
KarenE1969 asked: How about best and worst responses EVER from handknit gift recipients…
And Frenny asked: What was the most gratefully and the most reluctantly received gifts that you made?
Jane totally got gooned in a secret santa swap. Some people just can’t wear a beret.
Jen loved making and giving all those neckwarmers!
Spiritsmith asked about the best present we ever received as a kid or an adult – knitted or otherwise. (And asked about our favorite holiday foods, which we answer later in the show)
Jane: My mom gave me a tool box I use to this day, even though half the tools are now missing.
Jen: The Butterbear That Never Was
Mungus asked: If you had to name a hurricane, what name would you choose?
Jane’s answer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwH8mL7qLUM
Jen: Jem, because “she’s totally outrageous!”
Frenny asked: What was the best/worst knitting related pressie gifted to you?
Jane: Best knit present ever? My Pogona shawl that Jen made me.
Jen: The Christmas stocking my Gramma knitted when I was a kid, and the Damson Jane knitted for me.
Holiday Recommendations (aka Jane and Jen play Broke-Ass Oprah)
Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipes
Jane’s Mom’s Sister’s High School Boyfriend’s Mother’s Cookie Recipe (aka, Rose Martin Cookies)
Jen’s Gramma’s Carmelitas, and her other Gramma’s Cathedral Cookies
Favorite Holiday Songs
Jen: The Andrews Sisters’ Christmas Island, Peter, Paul & Mary singing “A-Soalin’” & “Marvelous Toy”
Jane: Christmas Griping and Oh Little Town Of Bethelem, Christmas is Holy by the Late, Great Jimmy Silva Jesus Christ by Big Star or the R.E.M.-ified Big Star
Favorite Holiday Books
Jen – The Velveteen Rabbit, Mr. Willoughby’s Christmas Tree & The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris – Jen highly recommends listening to the fuller version on This American Life
Other Holiday Foods We Can’t Live Without
Celestial Seasonings Holiday Teas – especially Sugar Cookie Sleigh Ride and Candy Cane Lane
Jen’s Aunt Kris’ clam dip & Grampa’s peanut butter bonbons
R.E.M. – Christmas Griping from the 1991 Holiday Fan Club Package