Whilst cruising through old Halloween pictures on my hard drive, I found this pic of my niece Kenzie and I Trick-or-Treating a few years ago.
It’s one of my favorite pictures. I know you can barely even see her face…but look how cute she is in that big floweredy hat. She’s almost a teenager now,……..she thinks, anyway.
But more importantly, I was reminded that I haven’t worn my favorite sweater in almost 2 whole years.
Sweater shown here….
The first time I saw it in the store I was in love. It instantly reminded me of the Dude in The Big Lebowski……and who doesn’t want to dress like a middle-aged, unemployed stoner? Am I right?
It’s like the Dude’s…….Only better, ……. Double RL (greatest clothing line ever), hand-knit Navajo pattern with whip-stitched trim, beyond coolness horn toggles……
I was Sold
True story. One of those horn toggles fell off into an airport toilet once and I swiftly fished it out because I could NEVER replace them. That’s how much I love this sweater.
I’m even wearing this sweater in my drivers license photo…
I plan on being buried with it like an Egyptian Pharaoh….
Favorite. Sweater. Period.
So, I think y’all can understand how heartbroken I was when one morning I found it wadded up on the dog bed..
With a couple of new additions……holes,
Harley is a great dog….. 99 percent of the time. She is unbelievably smart, and Rarely does things she knows are wrong. But in his instance she was mad at me……..so she expressed it. Expressed it with my favorite sweater; a sweater that I could never replace.
OUCH……They aren’t just tears……she actually ATE the wool.
I was so upset that I stashed it in the garage freezer with our vodka and cashmere (what do you keep in your freezer?) for the past 2 years so I wouldn’t have to look at it.
Until last week, when the photo with Kenzie, and the cold snap in the weather, reminded me that I haven’t worn it in almost 2 years.
My dear friend Lynn suggested that I get it re-woven. She even knew just the perfect we-weaver. Larissa at Moda Tailoring.
Reweaving is a process, usually for tiny little moth holes….so I wasn’t expecting Larissa to be able to help.
(Flash Forward 1 Week)
…and how did Larissa do?
It’s not perfectly new,
It’s mended, and that adds character………That’s perfect for me.
I wouldn’t be smiling, if she hadn’t meet/excedded my expectations.
Thanks Lynn,…and Larissa.
Now to just make sure that I keep it away from Harley.
Great sweater James… story about Harley made me laugh.
LOL, Don’t be laughing at my pain…I was sooooooo mad at her. We had only had her about 2 months at that point…….
And I LOVE that sweater
A BEYOND FABULOUS STORY!!!!! And I think your re-weaver did a miraculous job repairing your sweater’s “wounds”!!! Living in Dallas, I am tickled to know the name of a great re-weaver! Your niece is so adorable in her little costume, I can see why that picture is so dear to you. The sweater looks wonderful on you and I am glad you can get a few more good years out of it!!! I will keep my eyes peeled at my favorite thrift stores just in case someone ever parts with a similar one and I can snap it up for you!!! Happy Halloween, Guys!!!
Vickie, You are so sweet!!! I look for a “back-up” to my fav sweater all the time..no luck yet, but ya never know.
We’ve finally gotten a break from our 90s in OKC, too. So glad for sweater weather – and that you were able to enjoy it, too.
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