Oh! Wouldn’t it have been great if I could have finished this right when Mad Men was ending! Of course that was last May, almost a year ago. As I watched the final season, I really wanted to make one of those vintage jumpers from the ’60’s. I think I even had this pattern already. But work ramped up and I never got around to it. My mom gave me some royal blue corduroy last fall and I thought, “This will be perfect for this.” But again things were busy at work and I only managed to cut it out. As the year ended I started buying the buttons and some of the other notions I would need. I started making the darts, but had to set it down as the holidays approached. Obligations and lack of time again. In January I began to chip away at it, step by step. But I couldn’t quite finish it until mid-February, especially with all that hand sewing.
But this is called the “End of an Era” jumper for another reason. A few weeks ago, I lost my job. I have gone through this a few times, but it’s still never an easy thing. Especially when it’s just due to some business deal that has nothing to do with you – some company buys another one and wants to clean house. And suddenly I went from being busy every Continue reading