Friday, November 13, 2009

Shopping Spree!

Tonight I'm going shopping with a few girl friends, one of whom would like some wardrobe encouragement in efforts to impress a certain boy. So exciting! I've had a bit of a wardrobe overhaul myself. A few weeks ago it became blatantly obvious that my wardrobe is boring. I only have a few tops that are cute enough for wearing out on the social scene and my jeans are way too boxy to be terribly cute. In the last couple of weeks I've managed to spruce up the ol' wardrobe!

Jeans are a problem for everyone. They are made to fit no one. I tried on 8 pair at Macy's, 8 pair at GAP and didn't even bother at The Limited.
Dear Clothes Buyer at The Limited,
I didn't bother to try on jeans at your store. First, they were $70 a pair which was discouraging enough. But really...did you have to put a giant button on the butt pockets? No matter the size of a girl's tush, did you really think it was a good idea to draw attention to it with a button? Really?
A jeans shopper speaking out for all women shopping for jeans

So just when I was about to give up, Old Navy pulled through! Old Navy of all places! I haven't had Old Navy jeans since high school. Mostly because their jeans have notoriously been made for girls in high school. So now I am happy with some jeans and cute tops. Missing from this picture is a pair of shoes. Ballet flats just don't seem to cut it in a club or a bar. I need some shoes that say, "this girl means business!" I need shoes I can walk in, but just barely. I don't want blisters, but I do want shoes that look like they might give me blisters.

Tonight will be all about my friend dressing to impress a certain boy. She wants cute jeans. Not sure what else, but I'm sure we'll manage to find a few hot items for her. Maybe just maybe I'll find a pair of shoes while we're out too! This is going to be fun!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

A mild distraaction from Christmas knitting...

I'm knitting fingerless gloves for someone and I don't know if I like them. They seem so bulky. I suppose that one option would be to continue on as the pattern says and hope for the best. The other option would be to rip out the fingers in a not so violent way and turn them into convertible mittens. So while I think about that for a while I've decided to distract myself with another Hannah Fettig sweater! I loved the yellow featherweight cardigan I made this summer and now I will make a lightweight pullover. If it's done for Christmas Eve Mass I'll be a happy camper!

I've been hoping for a great way to use this yarn for a while now. It's kind of vintage. At least the label is!

The yarn is 50% virgin wool and 50% crimpset nylon. I don't really know what crimpset nylon is, but the label implies that it's for super strength and delux softness! Ooh la la! The pattern calls for for sport weight, but I'm getting gauge with fingering. I think the fabric will have more drape to it. That's kind of what I'm looking for. So I'm off to the races. Row after row after mundane row of stockingnet in the round. So far, I have an inch. This could take a while.