Kind of hard to believe that without trying or not trying, it was ten days into May before I wore something I made.
Getting dressed this morning in my favorite but boring-est outfit – navy blue skirt, white shirt, navy lace up oh so comfortable old lady shoes I realized wanted some sparkle, and that I had just the thing – a necklace knit up in Laura Nelkin’s Rippled pattern, but using different beads than she called for. This one has Swarovski Crystals at the edge instead of matagama beads.
As soon as I fastened it on and I realized it was, in fact, the perfect touch. (Photo cropped to hopefully hide hideous wrinkles – who put that old lady neck on me???? uh, I mean, to accent the necklace.)
Almost as an after thought, I stuffed my blue lace cardigan in my bag on the way out the door.
Glad I did, it went on as soon as I got to work. Then as I sat a little longer in my freezing cold office I added old blue mitts I always keep in my bag (it snowed yesterday. I mean seriously, what is that about???? Don’t tell me 70 coming on Thursday, I don’t care. It freaking snowed yesterday.)
So now I resemble a bejeweled blue and white bag lady.
Wearing three things I made and really wishing that I had also grabbed a pair of warm hand knit socks.