12.18.2013

knitter's armour

state street cowl, zara top, express jeans

When it comes to holiday shopping, I try to buy local as much as possible. So usually there is only one day during the Christmas season where a trip to the mall is necessary. Today was the dreaded day. But I went prepared this year, armouring myself in a warm wool cowl and...


...my knitting! It definitely came in handy when I found myself behind 13 other shoppers waiting in line to buy mall gift cards. I also felt a little smug when I whipped out my knitting in the toy store as other shoppers looked around in desperation for an escape route. We were all witnessing a multi-sibling meltdown which resulted in a serious traffic jam at the register. Note to self: next year, bring ear plugs, too.


Here's a closeup of the current take-along project. It's the Piece Out hat by Stephen West. Easy and fun so far. Also check out my latest obsession: madbird project bags. This one is a perfect size for small projects like hats, socks and mittens. I love the wristlet clutches and pattern wallets the most. They have such a cool range of fabrics. Couldn't resist the hedgehogs and toadstools. Who says armour can't be cute?

7 comments:

  1. here it is--2 am---i just got up for a quick glass of water, and you have me shopping…..love the bag (now I own one, too!)---I never leave home without the purse project…or two!!! Saved my sanity a bunch. Mall??!! What a brave person you are. (I thought myself particularly brave this year, too---I went Saturday morning when they opened at 9 and was the only one there. It was a dream. I'm not pressing my luck. I might go again in another 3 or 4 years!!!) Happy week, Tien!

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  2. I am always looking for new project bags and that one is perfect! Great strap on it. Good call bringing your knitting with you, the mall at this time is terrifying.

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  3. Very smart!! I have never thought to bring a small project for waiting in checkout lines. I usually pull something out if we're waiting for a table at a restaurant or driving. I also love your wristlets bag!

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  4. You were definitely the most stylish and well-prepared mall shopper that day!! Somehow, whenever I whip out my knitting, I always feel better. BTW, you have beautiful lips! : )

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    1. Thanks Evelyn! I'm too shy to post a lot of pictures of my face, LOL!

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  5. The bag is super cute! I use headphones instead of earplugs :).

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  6. Love the cowl! But could never wear something like that in our mall. They keep it at a balmy 90 degrees! Or maybe that's just me? Your smugness becomes you! LOL

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