Thursday, April 18, 2013
A fancy sweater and Award Ceremony
This weekend I had the awesome privilege to get to go to see my dad (artist James J. Eads) receive an Illustrator of the Future award.
I don't know which was cooler, watching him being announced by Nancy Cartwright (OMG!!!)...
Or watching him giving the best acceptance speech of the night (I'm biased, but it's true!).
The awards ceremony was very formal, and my gown was strapless, so I made myself a fancy wrap sweater to wear over the top. I based it on a pattern in Curvy Girl Crochet by Mary Beth Temple. I am so happy with how it turned out, and I felt covered but still fancy at the ceremony!
I think the best part about it was that no one asked if I made it myself. In fact, none of my family commented on it at all. Perhaps in other (um, supportive in a different way than mine?) families that might be an insult in the if-you-don't-have-anything-nice-to-say vein, but in my family everyone always assumes that I've made everything myself (even when I haven't). So for none of them to mention it, good or bad, it means that they didn't even notice it. So I'm coming away from it thinking that my little wrap sweater was appropriately formal for the occasion, and well made enough that everyone assumed I bought it somewhere. LOL!!! It's almost as good as winning a big honkin' award.