There is something about working mid-weight lace that is just so pleasing, the knitting builds up quick and once done it doesn’t melt into a puddle of unrecognizable folds around your neck 💕
..pay no attention to the fact this took me over a year to finish..
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Cowl Pattern: Slipstream
Project Bag Pattern: Stowe Bag by Grainline Studio
(or you can get both the premade Fringe Field Bag – seen in the first photo & the sewing pattern for the Stowe Bag – seen in the last photo, at Fringe Supply Co.)
I didn’t “need” another blush, but I kinda “NEEDED” this blush, the packaging totally brought me back to the memories of playing with my grandmas ornate AVON glamour compacts and at the same time stirring the 1980s kid in me and my love of plastic charms, solid perfume lockets & lip gloss tins!
My rosy cheeks didn’t stop there, I also restocked with NARS Orgasm (which happens to be the perfect shade of pinky gold shimmer) ..oh and 3 Urban Decay Afterglow pans in obsessed, crush and quiver 💕
..who knew I was such a makeup hoar, or how much I obviously needed to look like I’d just been sexed up (what’s with the names!?)
Speaking of pink crushes.. I was making such good progress on my Ruvene, when I realized I got lazy with my stitches, my backside cable ruts were a wanky slopped up mess and I started to doubt my ability to make a clean transition or even knit properly ..I don’t know, maybe I was just overly critical, looking for any excuse to guiltlessly rip this out. Two things: I love the simplicity of this pattern, it’s beautiful, but I have such a problem with knits (especially scarves) that have such an obvious wrong side. I would be spending all my days wearing it fussing with the placement :(
I’ve queued 2 other giant blanket like scarves, one is DRYS (same designer as Ruvene) and the other is Endless Wrap (a name that might be more literal than I think?), both are super gorgeous and I hope a little more “reversible” ..but am I thinking realistically about this, can I wear these worsted weight beasts? I mean, I run HOT, like sit close enough and I will slightly toast you, I’m a little oven HOT and I would need to buy wool, oh wool, the stash is already OUT.OF.HAND ..blurg
oh the woes of a perfectly flush wool monger
..now I just need more pie and a shower 💕