today's dailycandy boston spotlights downtown crossing's fabled yarn and notions store windsor button, bastion of fondleable malabrigo, comprehensive ribbon selection, and the only place in town with brown sheep lamb's pride.
however, its writeup in dailycandy (a fashionista's guide to life through weblinks, essentially) is a little odd. i know they always try to stylize their posting to be as sassy as possible (the tongue-in-cheek glammy tone is part of their identity), but this just seems a wee bit stretched thin for my taste:
You wear cardigans, carry doctor bags, and have swapped anything higher than a kitten heel for flats. It’s a wonder strangers aren’t asking about your grandkids.
But in the fair age of microdermabrasion and hair glossing, you should be taking your granny get-ups to the next level.
Which is where Windsor Button comes in. The Downtown Crossing sewing and craft store has been around since before your real grandma and now offers lunchtime knitting and crocheting classes. (Yes, really. And if you don’t learn now, are you ever going to?)
Stop by for an hour of instruction on everything from baby blankets and hats to sweaters and, well, it’s up to you. (The teachers encourage maximum needle and hook creativity.)
You’ll be stitching adorable sweater sets in no time.
And wearing them to your favorite early-bird specials, no doubt.
um.... yep, that's it.
it raises a lot of questions. why does crafting (or cardigans, or doctor bags) have to always be associated with grandmas? it's incredibly cliché, especially now during the throes of post-modern craft artists.
by the way, i thought microdermabrasion was specifically marketed to older women. mmm, who's the obsolète now? :)