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June 11, 2008

From Susan — Apparently It Is…

Filed under: Back Story — lv2knit @ 5:15 pm

…a Minnesota thing!  Mostly, anyway.  It was really fun reading about all of the traditions and mores from around the country. 

As you can probably surmise, I have done very little knitting of late.  A lot of running around, a lot of shopping, a lot of “preparation.”  But not a lot of knitting.  I have stolen a few moments here and there to work on the Mystic Waters Shawl and bought some really pretty fabric to make a dress/jumper to wear with it.

As for the party, we are not doing a lot to our house — some people do a full home makeover from roof to basement.  BUT, this was the perfect excuse to buy a new sofa for the downstairs family room.  The old one was 35 YEARS OLD!!!!!    It was a rust-colored loveseat that I slip-covered several years ago.  The joy I felt when that thing was dragged out to the dumpster is beyond belief.    It actually had springs poking out of it like in the cartoons!  It was stained, holey, ripped and lumpy.  OMG!  The new sofa is lovely and no lumps, no springs, no rips. 

Now it’s back to work!


  1. Ooh, I like the fabric.

    Comment by surly — June 11, 2008 @ 6:23 pm

  2. Congrats on the new furniture! As the proud owner of not only a new sofa, but a new bed as well, I feel your joy. I swore I was going to stay in my nice comfy bed for a week, but discovered that I can’t knit in bed. So much for that idea. Can’t wait to see the dress/shawl combo!

    Comment by Lisa — June 11, 2008 @ 6:28 pm

  3. New stuff is always fun. And when it replaces a very well-loved and used piece, it’s even better.
    The shawl and dress/jumper will be a wonderful combination. That fabric compliments the shawl beautifully.

    Comment by Pam/2muchfun — June 11, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

  4. The fabric is gorgeous, and the shawl will be a lovely complement. Have fun at your party. Enjoy the new couch. And congratulations to your daughter on her graduation!

    Comment by Ann — June 12, 2008 @ 10:36 am

  5. Congratulations on your daughter reaching such an important milestone! I’d never heard of a graduation open house before but, then again, I’m not from MN 🙂

    Re: the new sofa, it’s funny what we unconsciously accustom ourselves to, isn’t it?

    Comment by Karen B. — June 13, 2008 @ 5:45 pm

  6. Susan, your yarn choice is so lovely! Please share what it is?
    Keep up the great work! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!

    Comment by Lori in Michigan — June 15, 2008 @ 1:29 pm

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