Last weekend I had the divine pleasure of exploring historic Charlestown for the first time. It’s a real shame I’ve never ventured over the bridge during my previous five years in the Boston area. I naively envisioned a scene out of the Departed, but instead of Mark Walhberg, I found shuttered homes, cobblestone driveways, and door knockers that gleamed with New England charm.
We praised the strangely placid weather and welcomed the blue hue of the sky we’d not seen since November. Can this be spring? We questioned. However, as any true northeaster knows, the snow gods don’t sing until the arrival of the Easter Bunny.
One of the best parts of the day, behind pining over other people’s beautiful homes, was walking up the 291 stairs (panting even writing about it now) and looking out onto the tranquil Boston skyline – Definitely worth the tight squeeze to the top.
We spent the rest of the afternoon snapping pictures and trying our hand at 35mm film – results pending. And of course I finally found an opportune time to wear my DIY-ed anchor sweater.
To make this sweater I used the roving technique. It proved really great stress therapy as it’s basically just stabbing fluff into the shape you desire. All you need is some roving and a roving tool, both of which are under $10 at most local craft stores.
I also washed this sweater inside out on cold and the design stayed! Yippee!
Sunglasses Karen Walker / boyfriend jeans Jcrew / gingham Oxford jcrew / bag Kate spade