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Well the previews are up for todays stocking and I love the daisy BBH. And those gorgeous KSS pants are $250!!! I am sure they are well worth it, but my word that's a whole car payment.
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those are gorgeous pants, they would be perfect for winter in VT. But - not for us . that's got to be a record high price for knitted pants.

I like the sweet pea BBH, very cute!
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Those pants are incredible- esp. that the snowflakes are all different. I'd love to know how many hours went into them!

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I think they're well worth it. Karen's knitting is amazing, uses organic wool, she dip dyed them, each snowflake took a lot of time I'm sure, etc. I am so glad to see WAHMs charging what they deserve!

I am still trying to rationalize buying them since we can't use them until next winter. If Mari were home now, I'd buy them in a heartbeat... still trying to rationalize.

They are a work of art!

Kris, are you still going for them?

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I would LOVE to and I was counting on close to $200 but I can't justify spending over $150 just for embellishments.
I think Karen does gorgeous work and I know she deserves to be paid a good wage but I can't do a pair of pants at $250.
Oh well I take solace in the fact that my Storm in the Attic # is coming up:LOL

good luck Holli! If you get them MAri will look gorgeous next winter.
I think I better go cat on a pair pof snowflake pants for HUnter:LOL

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Is any mama still trying for those pants?? They are beautiful but way out of my budget.
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Sorry I didn't put the link in my first post

http://www.middayfaire.com/mainstore_preview.php
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I am still trying to decide...we certainly are not skilled enough knitters here in our house to make these!
think about how cute Mari would be toddling around the house in those next winter. You should totally go for them! Let us live vicariously through you.
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http://www.middayfaire.com/mainstore_preview.php

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think about how cute Mari would be toddling around the house in those next winter. You should totally go for them! Let us live vicariously through you.
I am already living vicariously through Holli and her wonderful fluff collection :LOL
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you work hard for your money, you deserve nice things
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:LOL You gals are very generous with my money!

We didn't give each other gifts this year for the holidays, and today is winter solstice... trying to justify!

Holli
Sounds like the perfect holiday gift for you both then! And today *is* winter solstice!

Just helping you justify....

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Karen took into account all the time it took to make those, I am sure. The dying, which had to be done very carefully in stages. The longies take much longer to knit, and lots more wool. Those snoflakes must have taken at least an hour each.

It is a large price tage. Consider it the haute couture of the diaper world. Occassionally, I want a really fabulous amazing dress for a big important party. I want something I can wear again, but am willing to pay more than for, say a pair of jeans. I might go to an exclusive boutique to find somethin amazing by a big name designer, or maybe a small indpendent artist. I expect to pay more.

These long pants are out of this world. I am still in the running. From talk here, I might get them too!
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Karen took into account all the time it took to make those, I am sure. The dying, which had to be done very carefully in stages. The longies take much longer to knit, and lots more wool. Those snoflakes must have taken at least an hour each.

It is a large price tage. Consider it the haute couture of the diaper world. Occassionally, I want a really fabulous amazing dress for a big important party. I want something I can wear again, but am willing to pay more than for, say a pair of jeans. I might go to an exclusive boutique to find somethin amazing by a big name designer, or maybe a small indpendent artist. I expect to pay more.

These long pants are out of this world. I am still in the running. From talk here, I might get them too!
I think they are amazing and if I didn't knit I would still probably be trying for them
Beleive me I know how long Longies take...2-3 time longer than a soaker and the dyeing and embellishments take a fair amoutn of time too.
I just personally can't do $250 for pants when really I should just get off my butt and go knit Hunter a pair myself:LOL
BUtu even for a knitting mama it is nice to shop to ya know!
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Need more reasons to get those gorgeous pants ? It'd be a great way to celebrate Nepalese Independance/Unity Day (today) or Underdog Day (Friday) :LOL

yeah, yeah - I just went and looked up what random holidays are this week...
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All I can say is WOW!

Ok I'm seriously bummed that there aren't more small BBH wool on there The retro rocket cover we got from Candy is working sooooooo well for us, I was really hoping to get another small cover from her.

Good luck to whoever is going for those gorgeous snowflake pants!
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those pants are so beautiful

I would be tempted to just hang them on the wall

You're right, Hayes, it is haute couture!
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Wow! I knew those pants would be expensive, but Wow! Good luck to the mama's trying for them but my DH would have my head!

Love the BBH Sweet Pea cover! I would love to have it but I'm saving up money for another Mr Peabody's design.
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Cloth Crazy Mom, you can always buy in advance. I am buying for a baby who won't be here until APRIL!!! And Candy's covers are WONDERFUL!
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LOL yah I understand that Hayes...however...we have already been into larges and are now back down into smalls. It's a very good chance we will never see larges again. I'm looking for covers that will work for him well now.
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Ok, please don't flame me, but I'll be the party pooper here. While the KSS pants are beautiful, I think $250 could be much better spent during this holiday season. There is no way those pants could make me cry the way the amazing, heartfelt thank you's from the needy families have. $250 means so much to some families, and this is the time of year when we are all called to remember that.

But they are beautiful, organic and a lovely display of craftmanship!
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Nothing at all wrong with wanting them. Those are just my thoughts....
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Those very beautiful pants were my custom order. I did not chime in until now. They are worth every penny. Karen worked extremely hard on them and they took many many many hours. I "released" them to MDF because we will be working on something else, and these were not "exactly" how I envisioned them. Believe me though, they are worth it.
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i don't think there is anything "wrong" with wanting, or even paying that much for them at all...but, i do agree with jessicasar that if i had that kind of extra money to spend on things i'd still feel better donating it...even if i already had donated that year. like, i watch all of these celeb shows where they spend thousands on this or that and i think to myself, "that should be illegal! you should be forced to donate that instead!" i mean, if DD had NO longies and i knew she'd wear these day in and day out, then they'd be SO worth it. but we have other things she can wear and so i can see the donation idea making me feel better.

now, not that this mamas work isn't outstanding or that she's making lots of money off of them. what i think needs to be remembered here is that for most of us, $250 is a LOT of money. even if they are worth that and more, it's still a budget buster.

so, no judgements, i just see both sides
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Who got them?
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like, i watch all of these celeb shows where they spend thousands on this or that and i think to myself, "that should be illegal! you should be forced to donate that instead!"

jenny, if i didn't know you better, i'd think you were a communist. hehe
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Dang Meg, you score all the good stuff! Be sure to post pics of the longies once you get them!

I know $250 is A LOT of money for one pair of longies but I have tried to knit and I can't even get one row to look half way decent, so anyone who can create such a gorgeous work of art deserves every last penny. I don't think anyone would be throwing away $250 if they bought them (come on this is KSS!) but if you don't have $250 (like me) then you can just sit here with me and drool.

Who was the lucky mama who got 'em?

ETA: Why is all that BBH still sitting there?
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I think it's all a matter of perspective. What's a large amount to one isn't to another. Different people have different priorities and different reasons for what they do. What's very rational to one may not be to another. That's what makes the world go round
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jenny, if i didn't know you better, i'd think you were a communist. hehe
yeah, that's me!!!

but you know, i have personally spent waaaay more than i "need" to on CD's so i TOTALLY understand wanting and willing to spend a lot on your babes. i just can also see how people might see the purchase as luxurious. we all draw the line somewhere...this would be it for me! so it's easy for me to say "oh, that could be donated....blah blah" when purchases i've made in the past (not so distant either!) could be viewed the same way.

but i'm still sticking to celebs who spend thousands on designer dog carriers should be thrown in jail :LOL
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they seem to still be avail......?
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