And Happy Birthday to my brother, Simon. (Simon, if you're reading this, I still want that sourdough recipe!)
(Here he is on our short sailing adventure last summer.)
And Pearl Harbor Day, too. My daughter was writing a paper about it last night. That sparked a heated conversation about war and the nuclear bomb between my husband and oldest son. Poor Maggie kept trying to get a word in edgewise to ask for help on her paper.
On a different topic, I finally finished a sewing project yesterday. I'm so happy to be "back on the wagon". I decided to ditch the challenging overalls for now and go with a nice, straightforward Oliver & S pattern. I hope to get some photos tomorrow during the (sparse) daylight hours.
Just so I have some crafty thing to show on this blog which I don't think I've done in months, here's a sweater I finished back in September before I fell off the crafting bandwagon.
I had some pretty lightweight yarn in my stash - sport weight probably - which was a bit too light for the pattern, so I decided to make the size 7/8. By all my calculations, I should have had plenty of yarn, but I stopped working on the sweater altogether when it looked like I wouldn't have enough. I finally decided to at least knit until I had no more yarn then maybe add a contrasting color or something. Luckily, it turned out to be just enough. I think I literally had like 8 inches of yarn left.
I really liked the pattern and would definitely make it again except that Addie tells me she hates sweaters (which I kind of already knew).
Here she is choking even with the top button unbuttoned.
Quite the drama queen don't you think?
This is definitely not the thumbs up it appears to be.
Rather she is practicing her counting.
Here's a close up. I think the sizing came out okay with using the lighter weight yarn and making a bigger size.
See what I'm up against?
I think it will look nice over her newest item of clothing. I'll see if I can bribe convince her to wear it again tomorrow.
Have a great weekend!