half-calf.

I crack myself up. And yes, my coffee is fully caffeinated this morning (and every morning). More pictures of legwarmer numero uno? Why, of course!

I have not yet mastered the art of photographing my own legs. Clearly. I bound off very loosely, and I’m thinking that when I block these, I’ll tug a bit to get the ribbing a tad more snug. Otherwise, I’m thrilled with the length, the shaping, and the stripes! I’ll post my cast on/increase numbers when I finish numero dos.

After a very productive lunch date (and delicious sushi), a grad-student friend and I wandered over to a little antique shop downtown. Not only did I score a sweet, ruffly, polyester shirt in this adorable red print, but I also found these pins, which I intend to use to secure the many shawls I am going to knit this summer and beyond. Aren’t they gorgeous?

Also, this excursion solved a lingering dilemma. Remember my shalom button problem? (You know, four button-holes, three buttons, only two of which match each other?) Check out these glittery big red buttons. I’m planning to sew these onto shalom this afternoon, and send those orange buttons back to the jar. Hooray!

Happy Friday, folks! Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and knitting.

Oh, and popcorn, popped on the stove. Definitely popcorn.

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13 thoughts on “half-calf.

  1. Half-calf…hehe. :)

    I LOVE YOUR LEGWARMERS! Well, legwarmer. (They’ll be plural soon enough.) The stripes are just so cool.

    I love your pins, too! I had never thought of this before, but my grandmother gave me a bunch of old hat pins awhile ago and I should use them to secure shawls! Thanks so much for the idea!

  2. Love the leg warmers!! (and the pins, and the popcorn)!!! I really like finding great things at antique stores ; )

  3. Oh man. If everything pictured in this post disappears from your apartment overnight, I had absolutely nothing to do with it. Nothing. Nor the elves I deployed from Germany to do my dirty work for me.

    Awesome buttons and pins! Go shawls!!

  4. Ahhh, great post – brilliant everything! I love the legwarmer and the pins are beautiful – especially the turquoise one. Oh and send some popcorn over this-a-way would you?

  5. Leg warmers? Shawls? It’s nearly 100 degrees here. And the humidity isn’t far behind. But I’ll look forward to your leg warmer “recipe” to save for cooler days!

  6. What a lovely post! Filled with all good things. I hope your weekend ended on an equally positive note!

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