Finished Porcupine

All it took was a few dedicated knitting sessions and some time on a plane to finish my porcupine scarf. I’m really happy with how it turned out. It’s wide and snuggly and long enough to wrap around my neck a few times. The merino/cashmere yarn is supersoft, but still has good stitch definition.

Someone’s not quite living up to theirs

Over the weekend, I was wandering from the East Village to Chinatown (on a mission to visit this supermarket, which was quite nice, even though it didn’t carry the two things I was looking for, mochiko sweet rice flour and macapuno coconut strings, to make this) and this strangely elaborate, busted-up bench caught my eye.
And then I saw who had (made? arranged for? commissioned?) it: