The Katniss Shawl

I have a slight obsession with The Hunger Games:  both novels and films. For the premiere of The Hunger Games in 2012, I dressed up as Katniss, not only to the movies but to class, as well. Ya, I am a little nerdy, but who is not?

Here I am in 2012:

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You can imagine after seeing Katniss’ shawl in Catching Fire, I had to have it or make it. The shawl is on many Catching Fire posters and Katniss wears it toward the beginning of the film.

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My mom found a pattern on Ravelry.com. Since January, I have been knitting on my version of the shawl. A lot of knitters used a rope for the cowl-neck; this made the neck look like a perfect circle. Instead, I did not use rope and my mom suggested that I knit 4 rows, purl 4, knit 4, and purl 4. Essentially, it looks very similar to the original but without a big, bulky rope.

Without further ado, I give you my version of the Katniss Shawl from Catching Fire:

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Katniss Shawl, Olive green Forever21 jacket, and Steve Madden “Banddit” boots.Image

21 Signs You are No Longer 21

21 signs you are no longer 21, from a going-on 23 year old perspective:

1. You forget your age. “I’m in my 20’s,” covers it.

2. You rarely type statuses or upload pictures to social media; instead, you log on just to see who was recently engaged or married.

3. HGTV is one of your favorite channels.

4. Reading no longer feels like a requirement.

5. You have accepted your transition from the “Juniors'” to “Misses” department.

6. Your style icon is Kate Middleton.

7. You listen to singer/songwriter and alternative music rather than hip-hop and pop.

8. You still drive your car from high school because it gets good gas mileage.

9. You are a coupon clipper.

10. You realize $5 mascara from a drug store works just as well as $50 mascara from a department store.

11. You love spending time with your family rather than constantly hanging out with friends.

12. You do not feel the need to go out every weekend.

13. If someone is no longer interested, you do not get upset.

14. You do not feel guilty when you outgrow friendships.

15. You do not feel the need to reply to every text message or return every phone call.

16. You save more of your paycheck than you spend.

17. When people excessively brag about themselves, you do not get jealous or defensive; you just feel bad for their need to be better than everyone else.

18. You have a designer clothing item from Goodwill for $5 rather than the regular priced $150. Who is the real winner here?!

19. You stop focusing on what you do not have, but rather appreciate what you do have.

20. Your hobbies may include one of the following:  knitting, crocheting, sewing, gardening, or baking.

21. You are glad you are no longer 21.