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Today is my mum’s 50th birthday.  If you are a long time reader you may have noticed my mom requesting every single sweater I have ever made in her size, without fail.  So, I took a sweater I was going to make for myself and I made it for her instead.

This is the last time it will ever be hanging from a hanger, I swear

This is the last time it will ever be hanging from a hanger, I swear

This is the Katherine Hepburn Cardigan from Lace Style using Louet Gems Sport Weight in Willow.

She swears it fits perfectly, which is a miracle since she has yet to ever give me her measurements.  She also promised to send a modelled picture but I’m still waiting for one of her wearing her uniform top so I won’t hold my breath.

The only modification I made was to add the v-neck because I thought it might be more flattering and I was concerned about running out of yarn, although I still had a good hunk of a hank left.

And with that my knitting has ground to a halt.  I crawl home from work and collapse on the couch in front of Seinfeld repeats to wake up hours later in a puddle of my drool.  It’s a glamorous life.


The weekend is here and for 48 hours I’m living the good life goshdarnit. I might even knit a little.

I do have a couple of projects yet to share.  The first is a hat for Chris’s mom’s birthday.

I finished this over a month before we had to mail it so don’t ask me why I settled for only one, slightly creepy, photo.

Anyway, Chris’s mum had requested an Interwoven hat in pink (I used Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece in Prairie Rose) months ago so I finally whipped one up just in time for us to have our first heat wave, which, thankfully Southern Ontario had at a normal time of year.  She reports that she really likes it which is always nice.  Now I’m going to pretend it’s not 35 degrees outside so I can knit me some socks.  Happy weekend!

I just wanted to stop by and thank everyone for their super sweet comments about the new job.  I would come home tired and stressed and when I saw them in my inbox it would perk me right up.

I would love to say that I made the transition from lying around watching American Justice and painting my nails to getting up to a shrieking alarm and spending my day trying to locate a safety vest, pleading with students to give me a sign that they’re still breathing and shoving cold cafeteria fries in my mouth gracefully but mostly I’ve been a big whiny nerveball.

But now it’s the long weekend and Bowie’s finally getting a little exercise, some deadline knitting is getting a little attention and my teaching replay dreams are getting shorter every night. Yesterday marked ten years since Chris and I met and we were actually able to drive to a nicer town and have dinner followed by ice cream and a lovely walk because we had both acted like responsible adults all week and had gotten out of bed to go to a job.

I promise I won’t be a stranger and I hope you won’t be one either.

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