Inside was a gorgeous necklace handmade by Alexandra from the Etsy shop TwinkleShineKnits (coolest name ever!) and wool & cotton blog. The necklace is a lovely combination of colorful yarns & ribbons & shiny beads. I had so much fun coming up with different ways to wear it:
|TwinkleShineKnits necklace, Gap shirt, AE jeans, Converse sneakers|
As you can see, I am totally charmed by how easily this colorful necklace transforms a plain ol' t-shirt and jeans into a cute outfit. It will definitely be going in my suitcase for a few days of sun & fun at the ocean. Here is what I have planned for some vacation knitting:
This is the start of the Chance of Showers cardigan by one of my favorite designers, Heidi Kirrmaier. All proceeds from the pattern (to the end of September) will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross for flood relief in southern Alberta. I am using Hempathy in a bluish-gray color. It's a terrific yarn for knitting on the beach. Taking a little break from Hekla (one sleeve almost finished) because there is no way I can knit with anything wooly in this heat.
(linking up with WIP Wednesday)