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I am a mother, a new grandmother, and a teacher. But whatever happens in my life, I keep sewing. I have worked as a political communicator and now as a teacher in my formal life. I have also written extensively on sewing. I have been a frequent contributor and contributing editor of Threads magazine and the Australian magazine Dressmaking with Stitches. My first book Sew.. the garment-making book of knowledge will be published in May 2018 and is available for pre-order from Amazon


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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Close-up of vest

A few days ago I posted my knitted vest. 

I would like to give thanks to the Yarn Haven in Knoxville Tennessee where I purchased the yarn and pattern and met just about the nicest knitters in the world. If you ever get a chance to spend some time in Knoxville make sure you stop by there, they are the best.

The very wonderful executive assistant in our office took this shot of me to show more detail last casual Friday. One of the things that bothers me most about just about every place I have ever worked is that the place is usually run by some underpaid woman who is the only person who really knows what is going on.

At all.

When they put me in charge, of say the world, I am going to make sure that people get paid in proportion to their real value, based on what would happen if that person didn't show up. In our case we would grind to a complete halt without Kathryn and we know it. Her salary should reflect this. I hate things that aren't fair.

Of course this is the clearest picture anyone has ever taken with my camera.

No surprise.


sdBev said...


Your observation is quite true. Most of the "executives" of the world would be completely unable to function without their "assistant". Conversely we always said "if a man had to do this, they would eliminate it". I think most executives have a terrible under-appreciation of the people who make "it" work.

Linda T said...

VERY nice vest!

Omega said...

Cute vest, nice job! Love the detail. I need to get back to knitting, your vest is inspiring.

Karin said...

Your observations about office life are very true. I am a stay at home mom now and don't have to deal with it. I was never on the losing end. Before having my family, I was a bright young thing moving around frequently managing other people. Sometimes I could put salaries right and get people the credit they deserved, sometimes I couldn't. I can think of three cases, all were women, of course.

Shellie said...

All hail Executive Assistants! (guess what I was in my former life) and a wonderful vest - great job!


Eugenia said...

Your insight into office life is so true! I love the vest - that patterning is really nice.