Shawl: Milkweed shawl by Laura Chau, knitted in Socks that Rock mediumweight, 24 karats colorway
Pin: Vintage, belonged to my grandma (and it’s lost one of its pretty green stones, sad face)
Cardigan: Ann Taylor, thrifted
Dress: Ann Taylor petites, thrifted
Today one of my piano students said to me “why do you always wear weird things?” I’m not really certain what would be considered “weird” by an elementary school student, but apparently it involves tiny shawls. I think, all things considered, that I will take the fashion opinions of 7 year old boys with a grain of salt, yes?
I thought I would get out this shawl, since I’m knitting another mini-shawl. I love to wear them this way, turned around backwards and tied with a pretty pin (I have a ton of brooches… my grandma didn’t have pierced ears, so all of her jewelry obsession came out in pins and necklaces.)
I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t use this yarn for another shawl. It’s very pretty, but it’s so springy and tightly wound that it refuses to hold blocking, especially in the garter stitch. Even so, I’ve worn this quite a bit. I hope to wear my damask shawl as much. I am on row 54. The great thing about the pattern is that it is knit starting with the long edge, so it gets shorter every row!
I’m also about to start on a new sewing project:
Simplicity 2209 is one of the new Lisette patterns from Simplicity. The designer kindly sent me one to try, and I thought it would be perfect for this fun cotton sateen print (from Sawyer brook, still available.) I was looking for a design without princess seams, so hopefully this one will suit the fabric!