Today is a big birthday for my dad.
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I took enough yarn with me down the shore to knit an entire sweater. I told myself “you have one week: get it done.” I knew this was risky, given I would not have my (small but good) library of knitting books on hand as reference, as I was designing my first set-in sleeve. I knew i would have internet access and could easily read great tutorials on armscyes on knitty, and I could use the fantastic armscye calculator, created by my friend Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting’s genius husband. I knew if all else failed I could wing it and it would probably be okay. But instead . . .
Mom gets a lot of blog-time, probably because she’s a knitter and she attends fiber festivals with me. But my dad is really awesome, too–he coined the catchphrase “2007: The Year of Erin,” and he’s just generally supportive and kind and interesting to talk to. I searched my archives and I’m sad to see I rarely take photos of dad–will have to start making up for that when I see him next! For now, Happy Father’s Day, dad!