Anyone that knows me well, knows that my Wednesday nights are usually booked. Why?
Around 2002, I got the urge to spin my own yarn after browsing some of the amazing examples of fiber art (knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, etc) at craftster.org. But spinning your own yarn is kind of silly if you can’t use it, so I taught myself to knit.
Oversimplifying, but you get the picture. Or not.
“Dress” – New Look Inspire, UK24
Jeggings – Old Navy, 28
Blazer – Torrid, 4
Belt – Old Navy, 3x
Flats – Clarks
Flower pin & necklace – Both vintage, my grandma’s
Ring – Evans
When I moved into the area, I used Ravelry and found an amazing group of people (women and men!) to sit and knit with on Wednesday nights. And I’ve been going on and off for almost four years.
My knitting and ultimately finishing projects has dwindled to a pathetic number (especially for the amount of yarn I own) but I still enjoy the company. We’ve had large and small groups, moved locations and even had our share of drama but I’m so glad for the friendships that I’ve made over the years.
It is a great way for me to change gears and work on something creative, which I’ve stopped doing outside of school work. I’m hoping that changes soon. I did a lot of knitting (for a change) in Texas, so there is a light at the end of the tunnel!
Today, Dianne helped me take outfit pictures again. She’s been kind enough to be my photographer on a few occasions! As someone who isn’t normally behind a camera… she sure knows how to boss me around! ;)
Too bad we only got a couple of shots before my camera stopped working… because someone forgot to charge the battery and I left the spare at home. Oops!
This New Look dress is so short! It is actually the twin of this dress. I love them both but have almost exclusively worn them with jeggings. The black and white dress got worn once (in the dark, to the movies… and maybe the grocery store?) with leggings.
In the pictures, it doesn’t look so bad… but trust me – they are you-can-see-my-ladyparts-if-i-move-an-inch short. I have no qualms with wearing short skirts – but I like to keep some things to myself, you know?
Any crafters out there? What do you make/do? If you aren’t, is there a craft you’re interested in learning?
P.S. Déjà vu – I might have asked that before… ;)