Sunday, April 1, 2012

This post could also be titled: "How I take my jacket off"

And that's how you take a jacket off.  And then you can just hold it like so:  *

THIS sweater.  I LOVES it.  Seriously, love with an S.  That's how I feel.  Sometimes I bring it into bed with me; and we snuggle.  The husband got it for me for Valentine's Day (yes, that stupid day that no one who is IN a relationship cares about but is somehow very important when you are NOT in a relationship and in the end, for me, is just an excuse to get a present).

A little more about the jacket: it's more of a sweater.  A sweater jacket.  It's 100% wool, hand spun, hand knitted.  The wool isn't over-processed so it retains a lot of its original lanolin making it water-proof.  And it's really really warm.  It's called a Cowichan Sweater (made by the Cowichan native people on the island I live you can use your smarts and figure out what island I live on). Mine is fun because it is hand numbered and registered and not a cheap knock-off (not that I don't like cheap things...I do...but in this case real is better).

Anyway...because you wanted to know ALL about the sweater.  I know you did.  I just have wanted one forever!  And you know how that is?  Like a Chanel 2.55.  I want one.  One day.  I told my husband to get me one for my fortieth.

We are going to have to start saving tomorrow.

Heart: Kimberellie

ps. I totally got this Gap sweater for 12 bucks.  And then I looked under all the sticky price tags to see the original price: 64.95.   I think 64.95 for this sweater is a lot of bullsh__t.

pps: I'm smiling at my children in the photos.  Baby Violet seemed especially pleased that I was having my picture taken.

outfit details:
cowichan sweater: gift from tall handsome man
skirt: gap $10 (?) or 5, can't recall
sweater: gap $12
tights: I don't know.  cheap.
shoes: vintage $8

*actually, it took a bit to figure out how to hold it.  Holding sweaters is not my forte.


  1. Well yeah, I can totally see why you love these things. BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME!

    Just like you!

  2. Aww, look at those teeth! (Violet's although yours are nice too.) That sounds like a special sweater and a wonderful Valentine's gift. You're looking adorable, as ever. I can't believe how long your hair is!

  3. I have a sweater like that made by my grandma for my aunt as a teen, who gave it to me. I love it and it's so very warm. Well done Mike! And Violet is so adorable and has grown so very much!

  4. shut the front door. that baby is SO adorable!!!!!!!!!!!! of course i shouldn't be surprised. you make cute babies :) and i'm so so so glad you're blogging again!!!!!!!!


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