Knit to be tied…

As I continue to bask in the glow of the start of my 42nd year, I want to present another present. I mentioned it during Red Tie Week, and it’s now on Prime Time (btw, can’t spell ‘Prime Time’ without, well, you know)!

Thanks, Sarah!

Sarah Burghardt, my very good friend (and girlfriend of my stepson, Steve McClellan), is the artiste who knit this gorgeous teal blue tie. She even blogged about it, with instructions and everything! It went quite perfectly with this shirt, and the Murano glass cufflinks and pocket square/scarf were nice additions, too, if I say so myself. Really must start photographing the ensemble, I guess…

The proud creator

So, in honor of Sarah’s hard work on behalf of the elderly, I hereby name her as the charter member of the Girls With Ties sector of 100 Days, 100 Ties.

Three White Horses = One Happy Girl

And, if that wasn’t enough, look what she did to Julia’s new bedroom here at the flat. While Julia was on spring break, Sarah came and painted these horses on Julia’s wall. Let me know if you’d like Sarah to paint a mural on your child’s wall. Or, hey, if you’d like one, too, that’s fine by me.

EddieBaby paid a fiver for them to dim the lights

So, just a bit after the inaugural Girls With Ties entry, we have yet another from the Guys With Ties world: Ed Greenwald. EddieBaby* and I have been friends since our kids were in swimming classes at McGaw YMCA together.  For the past 8 1/2 years, basically, our families have spent Saturday mornings at the Y and then breakfasting at Panera Bread on Sherman in Evanston. After hearing about my separation, EddieBaby wanted to take me to dinner…such a nice boy. We had a great time catching up at Pete Miller’s; amazing how much one can talk when the kiddos aren’t around.

*This Monty Python sketch will show you where I got the name EddieBaby.

Thanks again, Sarah, for knitting the latest Tie du Jour, No. 26, I believe. And, thanks go out to Coleen, for yesterday’s excellent No. 25! It’s so nice to have friends who know just the perfect tie for the perfect situation.

While I’m doing some thankin’, I will also say, Thanks for reading…Brooke


2 Responses to “Knit to be tied…”

  1. Sarah B. Says:

    Looks great! I second that there should be ensemble photos!

  2. No Woman, Bow Tie « 100 Days, 100 Ties Says:

    […] I got back for pickup, I ran into Sarah Burghardt, she of the handmade knitted tie from a few weeks ago. This t-shirt is so perfect, not only for 100 Days, 100 Ties, but for the last […]

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