Thursday, February 26, 2009

Vintage Hockey Sweater for the Blackhawks Game

On Sunday the whole family went to the Blackhawks game. We have season tickets but thanks to jr.'s schedule we haven't made too many this year.

Having committed to dressing better I decided not to wear jeans and a jersey and instead put on a shirtwaist dress and a Mary Maxim knit hockey sweater. Unfortunately, the picture definitely isn't one of our best shots and you can't see the dress at all, but I thought I would share it here anyway.

I like vintage Mary Maxim graph knitting patterns but I LOVE it when I can find them already knit up. I believe this one was meant for a child since it is quite slim fitting, but that is what I like about it.

Sunday was a special occasion, one of Sean's favorite players of all time, Bob Probert, was signing autographs. He was a great goon and is ranked 4th overall for penalty minutes. Only one item could be signed per person, Sean brought his jersey, I brought William's Levi's jean jacket and I just grabbed a random jersey for myself. Just before it was our turn, a 20-something guy came up to the line and was trying to get the people in front of us to take his jersey to be autographed. They all refused because of the item limit, but I had the guts to ask "What's it worth to you?" A few moments later he had a dedicated, autographed jersey and I have enough cash to get my hair done and my eyebrows waxed!



  1. How fabulous to wear a maxim Hockey sweater to a game - I bet you got tons of compliments :) Bravo for the quick thinking on that jersey !
    BTW your baby is adorable - squeeee!

  2. cute baby!!!!!

    and I lost the suit at the last minute to a sniper. dang it!!!

  3. Hi! Just came over here from DeluxeVille. I love the motivation behind this blog! I was never a super-cute rockabilly girl, but always wanted to be. I can totally identify with the motherhood issues, though. Up until frightenly recently, I was all-too prone to slovenliness, chalking it up to having a newborn/breastfeeding/being too tired/having another baby/etc, etc! You look great, though, and your son is a cutie-pie! I'll be back to check out your blog!

  4. Senorita- As much as I love my hockey sweaters, most people don't even notice them. To make a broad generalization, most hockey fans are pretty oblivious to fashion unless it is a 19 year old wearing a jersey as a dress.

    Atomic Mama - Thanks! Sorry about losing the suit.

    Tikimama- Thanks for all the compliments! You're super cute. I look forward to reading more about you!