Lately, I've been getting into re-decorating the house, making it a little more mid-century modern than it has been looking. About 90% of this stuff happened to be in the house when I moved here, but I'm just extremely playing off the mid-60s to mid-70s accents again.
My favorite recent purchase was this lamp! (Simple, I know.) But I had been thinking about it on and off for the past 3 weeks or so yet couldn't justify buying it for nearly $40 even at Target. I go back for curtain rods the other day for the sun room and ta da! The lamp is $10.
I also temporarily pinned up old 45's I rescued from the street about a year ago. I had planned on making cool record wall hangings (and still will, since I have a whole giant box!) This looks pretty cool for now.
Speaking of which, here is a preview of a knitting project I'm working on!
I think I figured it all out! The bottom part there overlaps for faux buttons that have snaps behind them. I am also using this knit stitch I learned from Purl Bee since it was a beginner's lace stitch. The others I had in my knit stitch book were just a little too complicated for me right now. Purl Bee's stitch is done with a much finer yarn, but I just used medium weight with size 8 needles.
I suppose it's cyclical due to weather, but I'm getting into knitting again and will probably play with more things to make in the near future.
I'm also in love with anything on this knitwear blog called Brooklyn Tweed. I found them last year. I have yet to attempt any of their garments, but I just might have to! All the pieces are pretty amazing.
This hood is knitting up pretty fast - I expect it to be done by mid-October, assuming I don't mess up anything on it severely. Usually things come out how I envision the, but you never know. I'll also post the patterns after it's finished also assuming all goes well on it!