Monday, 27 September 2010
Shame about the shoes
Anyhoo - I had one of those days where it all goes together. My hair worked out. My makeup looked good as my skin seems to finally be settling down following the change of seasons and I wore a new outfit. All in all I felt good about myself today.
I set my hair in a similar fashion to the "Glamorous Casual" setting in the post just previous. This time however I used one finger pin curls on a dry set with a couple of wave clamps in the front. It worked really well, though as usual the wave didn't really take.
Look at my massive mouth - I look like a cartoon fish. Heh.
Outfit wise, I had a burst of organisation last night and have laid out my outfits for the entire week. Today was a jumper I knit from the "Two Hour Sweater" pattern as detailed in good ole Livejournal (I never did get that site but it is full of useful info).
This was my first real knitting project and I foolishly used some genuine vintage 50's wool to make it up. It turned out OK. I just wish I'd know about only joining at the ends of rows when making this up.
I really like the patterns at the sleeves and neck and the wide ribbing.
Anyway, I put it with a vintage 40's black crepe 'A' line skirt (its a cat fur magnet this thing, but lovely) and a wide belt and pinned one of my favourite reverse carved lucite brooches on it. I think the whole thing worked well. It could have used a hat but I was going to work and that's just too much, even for my workplace.
It was really good to go out wearing something I'd made. I got a lot of compliments on it, despite its somewhat primitive appearance. It has inspire me to sew the rest of my knits together so I can wear them out too, instead of them just slowly building up in the craft cupboard.
The only low point of the outfit was that I had to wear silver ballet flats with it as I have no comfortably, non-vintage buy vintage style black shoes. I am hunting for something with a low-mid heel, that can work with 40's outfits, that is comfy enough to wear for long periods and that doesn't cost of GBP 50. If you have any ideas please, point me in their direction!