Sunday, October 20, 2013
So happy to show you all my new retro-inspired specs! I used to wear contacts all the time and then would switch to glasses (a very outdated pair--bad, I know) for lounging around the house at the weekends or at the end of the day. But I found myself wearing those outdated glasses for longer stretches of time and knew that it was time to get some new glasses! I also knew I wanted a pair of retro-inspired glasses. This pair is from Boots Opticians and is from their own line. What do you think?
I also picked up a lovely fair isle sweater from the Edinburgh vintage store, W. Armstrong & Son. I got it for super cheap because it was missing 4 buttons. Easy fixin'! I got some cute peach coloured buttons and but those on instead! I love Fair Isle and someday I will get around to learning how to knit...until then, I'll keep scouring the vintage shops for these gems! A lovely reader recently shared some local history of the Fair Isle knit with me. Part of the popularity of Fair Isle knitting in the '40s had to do with rationing since regular knitting yarn was rationed but skeins of darning wool were exempt. Here's a neat page of some first-hand testimony of rationing from the BBC website.
Happy Sunday everyone!