Chartreuse Knits

Where a college student learns--and struggles with--the zen of knitting. It's the process, not the product, though the product is much more fun to wear!


Thrifty Thrills

I love thrifting. I love it even more when there is a lot of selection at the stores I go to. I love it best when the company is excellent. Needless to say, I had a glorious time thrifting this weekend. I went with my dear friend Alexa and a friend of hers I was glad to meet named Maria. We spent about four hours together luncheoning and exploring the isles at Saver's and the Goodwill. It was a perfect way to decompress from the stress of the past week.

One of my latest obsessions has been simplifying my life while at the same time making classier choices in the things I decide to buy. For example, I try to buy posters that I know I won't regret having on my wall next year, or buying a pretty dress as opposed to a witty T-shirt. But I am such a sucker for things on sale. For example, at the mall yesterday, I got a lovely blouse that is a teensy bit too small because it was only 5 bucks. My reasoning is that I'll loose a bit of weight and all will be well. But still, I'm all about the low prices. So on Saturday I ended up getting some great and comfy plain t-shirts, an adorable blouse with roses on it, some brand new sequined flats, a cookbook, a beautiful embossed tin made from heavy aluminum and a series of lovely frames to house cross-stitch projects. It's things like this that make me very happy.