• Frenemies
  • Glee

“Frenemies” audio clips:

  • Artie and Tina ponder going to different colleges in the fall.
  • Sue tells Artie & Tina that they are both tied for Valedictorian, but only a friendly competition will settle the tie.
  • Will tells the glee club that they have two solos in nationals. Blaine will have one solo, but Artie & Tina will compete for the second spot.

@mrrpmurphy: Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! Let 2014 be a year filled with happiness and joy and remember those who we lost and spread their joy and happiness to all❤ (x)

I’ve come to realize that the carmilla, once upon a time, orphan black, orange is the new black, legend of Korra, glee, faking it, ahs, etc. fandoms are all the same people. So I’ve come up with a new name for us…

The “came for the queer characters and stayed because we became obsessed with the actresses” fandom.


Donegal Sweaters

We’re on the cusp of sweater weather, and this fall, I’m most looking forward to wearing this grey “Donegal” knit from Inis Meain. I put Donegal in quotes because the sweater wasn’t actually made in Donegal, but rather, it’s reminiscent of the hallmark tweeds that come of that region. Those tweeds have flecks of color, which are allowed to glob onto the yarns in irregular ways. You learn about it in this wonderful video Jesse put together on Molloy & Sons, one of the region’s best mills.  

The nice thing about speckled sweaters is that you can wear them on their own with an oxford cloth shirt or a brushed flannel. I like hardier shirtings in this case because they have a visual weight that feels a bit more at home with such rugged looking knits. By itself, the flecks make the sweater a little more interesting than the smooth, plain-colored merinos you see everywhere else. At the same time, the pattern is also easy to pair with any kind of outerwear. 

This season, it seems everyone is selling a Donegal knit. Here are some you may want to consider, from most to least expensive. 

Over $300

Over $200

  • East Harbour Surplus ($265): A Japanese brand with Italian-made, American-inspired designs. These vintage-y looking cardigans fit really slim, so be sure to size up. 
  • O'Connell’s ($225): My favorite source for Shetlands. Well made stuff that stands up to abuse. Plus, O'Connell’s has a great pedigree that’s hard to beat. 
  • Oliver Spencer ($225): A slightly more interesting look piece. Pair this with more modern looking coats and jackets, and perhaps a slim pair of charcoal trousers.  
  • Epaulet (~$220): A popular brand among menswear enthusiasts. They just released some cabled Donegal sweaters with shawl collars and mocknecks. 
  • Alex Mill ($207): A new label headed by the son of J. Crew’s CEO, Mickey Drexler. Designs tend to be basic, but easy to incorporate into any wardrobe. This black Donegal sweater has a sort of chic look to it. 

Over $100

Under $100