30 for 30 Winter, day 7. Golly jeepers…

09 Feb
Oh HyperOptics, I love you.

Just keeping my neck warm

… Where’d you get those peepers? Ah, yes, the ol’ Siouxsie and The Banshees reference.*

Did you see? Did you see? I’m wearing my new glasses! I never, ever wear glasses out. The fact is I haven’t been satisfied with a pair from a functional, aesthetic or comfort standpoint in years. But these babies got me all charged up. I have high hopes. In fact, I’m still wearing them now. They’re that comfortable.

You know what else? I’m wearing an infinity scarf I knitted. My true pride and joy of the moment because what you see here folks is a prime example of an aspiring knitter who just graduated from one to two stitches as of last weekend. Hence the visibly different rows. It only took a bunch of tries then I read the basic knitting manual I bought and got it sorted out.

So here’s the deal. I’ve noticed my followers are growing. Slow and steady yet quite exciting, I must say. When I reach the magic number of fifty I’m going to have my first give-away. I’m not actually encouraging people to follow me just because, it’s not my style. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not shooing anyone away, I’m just making an announcement to you lovelies who already do follow.

I will knit with my very own two hands an identical infinity scarf and give it away. When I hit fifty, I’ll get one of those randomizer mystery thingies and figure it out, all you’ll have to do is enter. That’s it. I get to practice knitting and you get rewarded for hanging out.

If I don’t end up posting tomorrow night it will be because I’m meeting the coolest Floridian I know of, the lovely miss Mackenzie of Whatever, Gatsby. We’re going to catch a show in San Francisco. I’m very excited about meeting a super awesome chica who also happens to be another blogger. If you haven’t already discovered her, go. Really, go.

Speaking of scarves and give-aways, here’s one that happening right now. Check out A Working Mom’s Closet for details on how to enter. These scarves are so cool that I’m putting one on my wish list for when the shopping ban ends at the end of the 30 for 30.

* Old enough to quote Siouxsie is enough of a clue why those bad boys have progressive lenses. Which TOTALLY rock, by the way. I can see far away. I can see close up. Far away. Close up. Far. Close.

Très cool.

Deets: Orange t-shirt/Club Monaco, ruffled sweater shrug/Moth, Anthropologie, infinity scarf delight/hand-knitted by moi, black ankle cigarette jeans/BDG, Urban Outfitters, fishnet knee-highs/We Love Colors, elastic top slip-on shoes/Munro, daisy ring/Re4m, hand-carved wood earrings/Chicago.


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  1. Jodi

    February 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    you made that scarf??? its beautiful.. I was admiring it and thinking the color was awesome on you then to hear you say you made it!! I am impressed.. you are even MORE amazing than I already thought you were!! lovely!!! xxo J

  2. Fabienne Jach

    February 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    @Jodi: Lol! If you only knew how many times I had to undo a row and fix it! Practice makes perfect!

  3. Melissa

    February 10, 2011 at 1:56 am

    I'm so jealous! I totally wish that I could sew or knit or do anything crafty at all (I can't even sew a button). That's so cool! And you look adorable in it!

    Congrats on growing your followers, that's so exciting! :)

    Oh and PS – I'm a Floridian too. Just sayin'. ;)

  4. Fuyume

    February 10, 2011 at 3:04 am

    adore that shrug its a gorgeous shape and colour. You make me wish i wore glasses they look so good on you :)

  5. Kirstin Marie

    February 10, 2011 at 5:01 am

    You knitted that scarf? Wow. It's so pretty!! I do love your new glasses, they look great on you. Glasses are hard to find a good pair. The ones I have my mom constantly tells me I look like Lisa Loeb. Thanks for introducing me to Fred!

    And as Melissa said above, I'm a Floridian too. :) Have fun!

  6. Yvonne

    February 10, 2011 at 6:18 am

    That scarf is FANTASTIC! Especially for a first item! The first thing I put my needles to was a scarf for my hubby. I started out with 20 stitches across and by the time I reached the end I was up to about 80 across!! I had to frog the whole thing and start over!
    Love your new glasses – they are too cool for school!
    Vegas is a month away!! Can't wait!

  7. Dawn

    February 10, 2011 at 7:22 am

    My favorite cardigan on you and the glasses look so pretty. Great choice. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

  8. Mackenzie

    February 10, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    wooooo! i'm so excited for tonight! thanks for the name-drop, ladyfriend :) can't wait to see your fantastically stylish self!

    okay, and second of all, where did you get those lovely glasses (i'm a glasses hoarder. you should check out warby parker if you haven't already!) and your shrug is beyond cute!

  9. Terri

    February 10, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    congrats on finding comfy specs. I have three pair I alternate between and most of the time, they are on my desk instead of my nose. Looking forward to the giveaway. Happy knitting.

  10. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    February 11, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Blimey, you pick up knitting quickly. It's more knotting when I do it. The scarf is great and you're wearing that fantastic cardigan again.

    Your glasses look great too. If it makes you feel any better I completely got the blog title and I am definitely not old. ;-)

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