lately, I've been really involved with my knitting. I bought some round knitting needles and had to give them a try. I made my mom's Christmas present. I had her a cowl since she tends to get easily cold and a cute hat. I'm thinking of making her some mittens but being in Southern California I don't think she'll really need them.
This pattern was pretty easy to follow once I figured out that it was an alternating pattern. It's so much easier to work on round knitting needles instead of on double pointed needles. Stitches don't fall of as easily and it's a lot smoother.
Last post I let you know that we were and still are having car problems. Saturday the husband was going to work for some overtime. Well, he never made it. The car never turned over. We checked all the basic parts and then saw that one of the parts was fried. I mean literally. It had melted crusty plastic. I was pretty upset since all we have done lately was put money into the car. Jess loves his car but you come to a point where you have to decided whether the car is worth it or not. I've been having my mom and brother check out cars in California. Used cars are cheaper out there and better quality. It's bee a frustrating process not because of the distance but because of my husband. We found a couple of small SUVs that looked in good condition but the husband was very blah about it. It's like he didn't like them but didn't want to say no. I told him that he needs to make a decision whether he likes it or not and let me know. I don't like indecisiveness. It slows downs processes and makes people waste their time. It's a pet peeve of my. Anyway, after putting more money into the car we finally got it running. Sort of. Now we need to replace some hardware on the battery. le sigh. More money. We're going to check out cars at used car lots this weekend. Since it's Labor Day weekend we may find some decent deals.
Here's some of the awesome clothes that I've found lately. Here's something you didn't know: I love old man sweater. I have since high school. Their comfy and warm.I very rarely buy new sweater. They dont fit well and are kinda pricey.
This sweater i had to dig out of a pile of sweaters. It was a 6' wide round table with a HUGE pile of sweaters on it. It's a wool/alpaca/acrylic blend so I'm betting it'll keep me nice and warm in the winter.
Have I told you I love Orlon sweaters. I seem to be drawn to them and find them rather easily at thrift stores. I have a collection of five or six Orlon sweaters. I've had one for 12 years and only recently had to fix some minor holes and loose seams. I got both of these at less than a buck a piece.
I've been trying to find more feminine cardigans for my vintage outfits. The first cardigan is very soft and has that awesome beading detail. The second sweater I got at the same thrift store and has a golden sister. My husband said that it looked more like a Christmas sweater. Pfft. Like he knows. Dressing up for him consists of a nice button down shirt, jeans and sandals. Yeah sandals. Then he worries I look better than him.
This baby I've had for quite a while. I'm not really sure how to wear it. I've tried wearing it with leggins but it's not long enough to reach my hips. I've imagined maybe going for a beatnik outfit.
My mom bought me this guanengo. It's totally gorgeous and doesn't fit me.It won't go past my boobs. I have to find some similar fabric so I can add a strip to the side. I love the detail and colors of guanengos. Not to mention the fact that they are comfy and airy.
I found this vintage Vanity Fair nightie. I got it at an estate sale for 50 cents. I had to make the armholes bigger because of my arms but other than that it's in great condition.
I leave you with a pic of my beloved Ridley and his new toy. I knitted this carrot for him and he seems to like it. I found it near our bed this morning.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.