I finished my first lace knit this weekend. I knitted the Swallowtail Shawl for my mother's birthday. I'm happy with how it turned out but unsure how much lace knitting is in my future. I used Rowan Felted Tweed in Grey Mist, which turned out to have a light blue tint to it, and doesn't really look grey. I might have liked the shawl to be a little bigger, but was ready for it to be done too. Blocking this project was fun. You can call me Captain Knitting Dork.


find of the year

what are the odds? my favorite sweater is a tunic length, oversized cowl by sleeping in snow that i bought at anthropologie 3 or 4 years ago. it's seen better days and i often look at it and wonder how i can revive it, or most often, whether i can knit myself a new one.

well i was in brooklyn this past weekend and stepped into monk (among many thrift stores i browsed that day) and what did i find?!? the exact same sweater, same size, in light grey! what?!?! i couldn't believe it. what are the odds of finding a brand new (it's in new condition) version of your favorite sweater years after you bought the first one? years ago i won a trip to jamaica. i think my luck has to have run out at this point.


i think this also validates my decision to do the majority of my shopping second-hand (socks and underwear aside), which will be a post for another day.