August 17 was the last day of Thermidor, the eleventh month in the French Republican Calendar. But Thermidor is also what my University calls the non-month at the end of the fiscal year (July 31) to balance all of the remaining budget items. So in honor of Thermidor, this is my Thermidor sweater. It is called Blaster by Andi Satterlund and knit in Flax Down.
Here is some food for thought about Thermidor: Because of the overthrow of revolutionary radical Robespierre and his followers in that month in 1794, the word "Thermidor" has come to mean a retreat from more radical goals and strategies during a revolution, especially when caused by a replacement of leading personalities.