Am I finally caught up? Whoo! Of course, I’m probably going to fall behind again, because I have a long weekend off, ha. But let’s enjoy it while it lasts.
It’s been super lovely and perfect in the 70s, so I’m adding touches of autumn to my outfits. I cannot wait for this weekend – Friday’s high might not get out of the 50s! Deliciously delightful.
Caroline Taylor top, JCrew button skirt, kadyellebee Wren wrap, Keds Champions
I went to a Zumba class straight from work with two coworkers, so I wanted something simple to change into at the studio. The shawl added the perfect amount of warmth all day in the a/c.
My friend Krissy designed this pattern and then knit me one. Isn’t it lovely? Last time she was here, she gave me this gorgeous emerald skein of yarn and I found a pattern for it! If all works out, it’s going to be a gorgeous, slightly lacy shawl (mostly due to using larger needles with a sock weight yarn) and it will be perfect with most of my potential Dapper Day dresses next winter/spring.
I also have a few skeins of yarn and some needles next to me to try my hand at an Outlander cowl like Claire wears. It’s not the pattern in the link, because I don’t have US50 needles, but one using drop stitches on US10.5s that I think will give similar bulk and drape. If not, it’s dead easy anyway, so no time wasted.
Gap tank top, Anthropologie Charlotte Taylor Hummingbird skirt, Merona cropped cardigan, H&M Infinity necklace, Crown Vintage boots
This came out exactly how I had it in my head, yay! And it remains exciting that the cardigan buttons shut now. I love the look of the boots with the circle skirt, though I’ve gotten so out of the habit of heels this summer. OUCH. I forget the pressure on the balls of my feet. And the blisters. The lunchtime walk didn’t help much. I’ll try chamois or something next time.
I rarely list it, but I’m wearing one of my picture frame bracelets; this one has a Tardis. In storytime this morning, one of the one year olds made a grab for my cheat sheet and I chided him for looking at spoilers and called him River Song. The other nanny did a double take before bursting into laughter. We bonded after storytime, heh.