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Saturday, October 29

Halloween Atl and Knitting Marathon: the Saga Continues

A box stuffed to the brim with yarn just arrived! Ready to be made into giant snoods and cowls mmm.
My last batch of yarn arrived a few weeks ago! I'm starting to feel like a production line. I've been ignoring my social calendar and forfeiting 8 hours of sleep to make scarfy goodness around the clock.

Seriously, I feel like my life is being invaded by yarn...

All these balls of yarn are very quickly turning into these: piles of ruffles, infinity scarves, and giant cowls. I went a little crazy when shopping for supplies: every one is a different color. No two are alike.

My favorite is this super soft infinity scarf: the loop de loop. I'll be selling this version at ICE Atlanta for $38. Those that are averse to wool-acrylic blends, I have some yummy tweedy all wool versions too.

And uhh, how ready am I to get my costume on this weekend? For you locals without set plans, I will be at the Modern Masquerade at the High Museum. DJ'd by Kathleen Hanna. (!!!) Uhh, teenage dreams come true, thank you.

If the riot grrl reference isn't enough to whet your appetite, maybe the art will be. The current exhibition "Picasso to Warhol" features several incredible pieces on loan from the MoMA (one of my favorite places in the world). Here's a taste from an event I attended earlier this month:

Soup line.

Occasional art snob.
Have a Happy Halloween! I'll be back to share my special alter ego costume later this weekend.

Thursday, October 27

Happy (Belated!) Oktoberfest

Beer Fest 3
Working in downtown Decatur has its perks--there's always a watering hole to meander over to after work. But best of all is festival season. (Okay so maybe it's not a limited-time-only set of festivities.) Festival season is year round, and I'll take any excuse to dress to a theme.

So this year when Decatur Beer Fest rolled around, I needed a German/beer wench outfit. Instead of going for the traditional dirndl, I decided to wear this vintage calico dress. Think Little House on the Prairie meets Oktoberfest.

I've always always wanted a calico Gunne Sax dress, and when I saw this number on Etsy, I didn't think, I just acted. I love the perfectly fitted bodice, whimsical flower buttons, side ties, and poufed sleeves. And oh! The skirt! I was swishing around town and twirling through the store all day.

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Beer Fest 1

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I can't believe how quickly we're cruising through fall! Only 23 more days until ICE Atlanta! Wait till you see how many things I've knit up for the event. It's going to be pretty epic.

Outfit details:

Tuesday, October 25

It's About Time...

One more thing I love about October: it's my birthday.

So there is ice cream cake, a relegated me-day, and usually a birthday dress negotiated into the mix; it's all icing on the cake with the changing seasons, costumes, and bulk candy I so enjoy. Of course Anthropologie didn't disappoint this year. I had my fingers crossed all month for this little envelope.

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The anthro program has never failed to make me feel special.

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So cute! It's like a golden ticket to your favorite store.

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I squealed in glee when I pulled the band off!

How cute is this?! It's a little watch bracelet with the hands pointing to "me time" and of course a sweet 15% off a purchase. They get me.

Okay now I'm back off to knitting! It's the final countdown to ICE Atlanta!! 

*text blurred to deter the sneaky, and to avoid pissing off the elves that send me these goodies!
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