Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, John!

It's my husband's birthday today. I won't tell you how old he is; I'll just say that he'll never catch up to me!

While I was browsing in the Bibles for Missions shop earlier this week, I came across this...


It has been gifted to John. It is a hand knit Cowichan-type sweater. The price on it was $25.00. Normally, these sweaters sell for way more than that, especially to the tourist market. It looked like it would fit him and so, I bought it. There is a bit of a stain on the front (looks like someone may have spilled coffee on it), and I did take it to a dry cleaner to see if they could get it out. The dry cleaner, however, recognized the sweater, had already cleaned it once and was unable to get the stain out. I've decided that if John wants me to, I'll tea dye it; then the stain will no longer be visible. What do you think?

At any rate, I couldn't let it go at that price. Heck, I wouldn't even be able to buy the yarn at that price! It fits him perfectly and he loves it. And yes, I'll try to get a picture of him wearing it.

And, just as a teaser...



Now, it's time to get this day started. Seeing as it's a gorgeous early autumn day, with the promise of summer temperatures, we've decided we have GOT to get outside today. After a very busy week, it's time to do something just for us.


  1. Well Happy Birthday to John! May you have many more - all healthy, happy and surrounded by love.

    Kudos to you on the great Cowichan sweater score, Ev!

  2. That sweater is amazing - what a find! Tea dyeing should work fine, I would think; I have done that myself to mask the yellowed spots in some elderly crochet cotton.

    Happy birthday John!

  3. How come I can't SEE the pics on your blog anymore????? Wahhhhhhhhhh

  4. Sharon, how long since you've not been able to see the pics? I was using Photobucket, but it's soooooo slow on my system that I've changed to Flickr. Could that be why?