Shawl: Damask, handknitted by me
Cardigan: 525 America
This outfit could be called “I have new things, so I wore them all at once.” I’m trying to break in the shoes (which I would likely not usually wear with black tights, but they are a tad big, so I want to be sure they are broken in before I give them a chance to cause blisters.)
I knit the shawl on size 4 needles (I am a loose knitter.) It does require attention, because the entire thing is charted, but I would describe it as pretty low stress for lace knitting. I didn’t get it to block into pretty scallops because I was trying to stretch it larger. I may reblock it without pins – I’m not thrilled with the points.
I had a heck of a time getting photos of damask:
It’s very, very pink. Which I actually like. I wore it out to walk to the coffee shop today, along with my white shoes and this coat:
which is actually even brighter than it looks in this photo, believe it or not. The guy who made my coffee said “wow, that’s some bright outfit. You’re like dressed as a cartoon.” Um, thanks? Whatever. I like my bright colors! Just because, here are the new shoes:
Love them. I wanted something that had the look of an oxford to wear with dresses for walking. I don’t really think that traditional oxfords are very flattering to the leg, so I got these. They aren’t as high cut (don’t go as far back on the top of the foot) as traditional oxfords. They’re also very comfortable! I would say they run maybe half a size large – I ordered my usual size, and ended up having to put in heel inserts to make them fit perfectly (they were close enough that I didn’t bother exchanging for a smaller size.)
I have no exciting weekend plans other than sewing – yes, we are social animals around here! I have my studio recital on Monday night, so I’m putting a lot of time and energy into preparing for that. Recitals are stressful, and I will be glad when it’s over!