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.



  1. Congratulations to your dad! It must be cool to get an award. :)
    I love the sweater you made! ...and your hair. I am digging the purple hair. ;)

  2. I had been meaning to ask you if you made that amazing garment :) Amazing job, you are making me want to make something to wear even more now.

  3. It's beautiful! And so are you - I love how you ham it up for the camera!

  4. I love your black wrap sweater. Very nice. Congrats to your Dad!

  5. Hi There, Please tell your Dad congrats!!! The sweater is perfect!! and for any occasion!!! Love it!!!!!!

  6. Congratulations to your Dad, and thank you for linking to his website. Amazing talent! Clearly, it's in the genes as well :)
    You looked lovely in your dress and wrap! I love your family's way of expressing support. They know what a talented individual you are. It takes exceptional skill to crochet (knit, weave, sew, etc.) a custom-made garment and have everyone think it is 'bought'.
    Thanks for being a caring, sharing person. Hugs to you and your Dad.

  7. Gorgeous! Can't wait to take a look at it in person this weekend! And yeah, ditto Lois - thanks for linking to your dad's site -- that's some awesome stuff, super-congrats to him! (I don't suppose there's a recording of the event? I would love to hear his best-acceptance-speech, and I'm not being sarcastic or joking).

  8. just checking something....
    YES, finally got my picture-thingy updated! (sorry to fill-up your blog comments with this! ;P )

  9. I genuinely appreciate your piece of work, Fantastic post.


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