Mom and I did our Friday night ritual which is to go hit the mall and wander around town so that she can get out of the house. It has been super cold (windchill of -40) so it is nice to get out of the house and wander a bit.
The book store still had some sales on and I picked up a Stitch and Bitch Superstar knitting. I am not knitting as much as I once did but when I saw that I have lost enough weight that I don’t have to figure out how to enlarge the patterns but can just follow the pattern I picked up a copy. Not sure which one I will start with but I have some (and when I say some I mean too darn much) yarn in the basement and I can see a new sweater in my future. The only thing I didn’t like about the book was the several patterns featuring skulls…I think I am just too old to comfortably wear skulls without feeling like I am trying too hard.
I also picked up a decorating book called 1000 Kitchen Ideas that features a more European style kitchen and while they have a few modern sleek kitchens they have more photos of worn, lived in and …well… livable kitchens. And it is mostly pictures which I very nice as I am such a visual person.
My other stop was at the clothing store…much to the chagrin of my wallet. Unless you have every been overweight in a small northern community where you had to drive for 3 hours just to look for clothes you will have no idea how much it sucks. For the past 10 years I have had to make day trips just to have 2 stores to look at clothing and I only had one place to shop for clothes here so my style was…boring, non existent and predictable. But I have been finding awesome inspiration on Grosgrain that I have been branching out and trying to figure out how to personalize what I have and MAKE SOME NICE THINGS!
I have not finished it yet but I was inspired by this sweater and am in the process of recreating one of my old cardigans into something way more interesting. That should probably go o my To-Do to TA-DA list. Tomorrow lovelies!
Also think I am going to do a feature day (since EVERYONE seems to do them and I should follow the crowd until I figure this whole thing out…then watch out world!) Any-who I found this dress that I L-O-V-E here but there is no way i will every pay those kind of prices for clothing. So I am putting one of my Christmas presents to good use. Sew What:Skirts is a lovely little book all about how to go about designing your own skirts. Pencil, a line etc, etc. And as I said previously shopping for clothing in the North has been at the mercy of tasteless, uninteresting auto-bots of the corporate world. So on my “Make It Mine Mondays” I will hopefully have a lovely skirts inspired by the Anthropologie dress above.
See ya tomorrow!