I’ve been thinking a lot about my look.
What with Slow Fashion October inspiring the contemplation of my closet—which good lord is a wonderland of mixed objectives including my mother’s wedding dress from 1955—I’ve settled on what my look is going to be, going forward.
I don’t have a mood board, exactly, but I do have a strong sense that I could be doing more.
Because I have a sizeable collection of handknits I’ve made with a lot of time and consideration, I’ve decided to wear my handknits more often.
I’ll be selecting a handknit every day.
I’m thinking I’ll get going bright and early.
I’m not going to let any foolish obsession with matchiness get in the way. I think I am a carefree person, and my look needs to reflect this more clearly.
My maiden voyage with this new philosophy of clothing? My look for the day?
It’s PJs all day from now on. With a handknit.
The Bathrobe: By Eileen West, snagged at TJ Maxx at a sweet 70% off
Lingerie Part (you can’t see it but it’s there): T shirt saying either Boulevard Bolt 2003 10K (which I’ve never completed) or Whitland Avenue Fourth of July 1999 (which was really humid, come to think of it) and pajama pants from the Clinton administration
Slippers (you can’t see them but they are down there): Champion tube socks out of Hubbo’s sock drawer
Thanks to my sister Buffy, who’s in town right now and really did me a solid after we were sitting there drinking coffee and I said, “I gotta go shoot this cowl now” and she jumped up and said “Hey! I’ll do it.”
Thanks, sister. You really know how to do a girl right.
A Word About This Chalice Cowl
I think you can see how the Chalice Cowl dresses up an outfit. I cranked this thing in three days, and it would have been two had I wound both skeins of Julie Asselin’s Douillet at the beginning. (Seven shades currently in the MDK Shop, each one a testament to Julie’s artful hand at the dyepot.)
Bulky yarn and a size 10.5 needle are the solution to pretty much any problem you have with not completing knitting projects. You can’t help but finish this. The cable is amazing, the yarn is floofy in the extreme, and you’ll have a gift for a deserving recipient really, really soon.
Has anybody else out there worked out a new personal style for the holidays? Thank you in advance for all the compliments.