This is silly, but I’ve never had a nice shawl pin.
I’ve made some out of wire, and I even made a couple out of clay, when I was working in a ceramics studio (but those broke almost immediately). And, honestly, if I needed one, I’d grab a pencil or a DPN. I’ve bought them for other people, and I always admire them when I’m at a yarn store with a good selection.
Anyway, a few weeks ago my husband and I went on a little day trip to visit some friends on Bainbridge Island. It’s one of my favorite things to do- I love riding the ferry across the sound and spending the day in delightful little shops, drinking coffee and visiting brew pubs.
And, there’s a super fancy yarn store on the island, Churchmouse Yarns and Teas (even the name is fancy). I love visiting there, even though I always feel like I’m not fancy enough to be there. But that’s how I roll- super casual.
I was at the checkout (getting some yarn that will become someone’s Christmas present- ssh, it’s a surprise!), and I saw a little glass full of silvery shawl pins in the shape of twigs. How adorable!
I decided to take the advice of two of my favorite characters from Parks and Rec, and one of the shawl pins made it into my shopping bag.
Now, I am the proud owner of a JUL Bronze Twig Shawl Pin. It’s adorable and shiny, and makes me feel very fancy. It’s perfect for my Stranger Cardigan and Campside Cardi, since they don’t have buttons.Do you have a favorite too-fancy store? What was your latest “Treat Yo Self” purchase?