beginning knitting

This weekend I learned how to knit for the first time. I already love sewing and after reading so many wonderful knitting blogs and checking out different vintage knitting patterns I was inspired to try.  Over the summer I had bought some yarn and Michaels (its super soft purple acrylic yarn – that you can see in the above photo) but I never had time to start working with it.  Over the weekend my mother taught me to knit, purl, and cast on and so now I’m working on a winter scarf!







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New Shoes!

New School Shoes

Don’t you just love back to school shopping?

Finskpony hair wedges..sigh..

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I’m just starting to get into wearing more jewelry somewhere other than my ears, so its perfect timing that while browsing online I discovered Brooklyn based Digby & Iona (who have a new collection coming up soon!) on the La Dama webshop.



My favorites are the animal rings (especially the stag ring) but they have a ton of other amazing things like knife and bullet necklaces and cufflinks (one with a hunter, and the other with a deer).  This particular collection is perfectly my style, and I love the use of such rough and vicious in such beautiful jewelry. The designer, Aaron Ruff had a carpenter father and went to the Parsons School of Design for furniture design, and you can definately see that showing up in the rustic elements of his jewelry.  If I ever have the cash to spend so much on jewelry, I’m definately trusting Digby and Iona to outfit my fingers.

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Wind on the hill

No one can tell me,

Nobody knows,

Where the wind comes from,

Where the wind goes.


It’s flying from somewhere

As fast as it can,

I couldn’t keep up with it,

Not if I ran.


But if I stopped holding

The string of my kite,

It would blow with the wind

For a day and a night.


And then when I found it,

Wherever it blew,

I should know that the wind

Had been going there too.


So then I could tell them

Where the wind goes…

But where the wind comes from

Nobody knows.

-A.A Milne

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