Christmas Cardinals

Whoooo…  I… started this post, and then I got distracted, and now I’m finally publishing it.  Better late than never, right? And as far as I’m concerned, cardinals are seasonal at least into February…

Christmas Day outfit 2018

Because I cannot resist a theme or a last-minute project, I decided on the 23rd that I totally had enough time to make a new dress for Christmas. I found this cardinal print cotton by Cotton + Steel in the fabric store in the morning, and by the evening I’d managed to put together a new dress!

Merry Christmas!

2018 Christmas photo

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday season. I managed to convince Doug to put on one of my novelty music sweaters for our Christmas photo this year (sadly/fortunately, the sweater is too short for him to actually wear, so it’s mine the rest of the time). We’ve sung many services, opened many presents, and eaten many treats, and I even made myself a new dress for Christmas which I’ll be sharing later in the week!

In Which I Change My Spots

One of the vintage items that was on my wishlist for quite some time was a two-piece sweater and skirt set. Sometimes in the winter you just want to wear a full-body sweater, and look good doing it.

Green knit set with leopard accessories

It took me quite a while to find something in both my size and my budget—my large hips mean finding anything with a narrow skirt that fits both my upper and lower halves is tricky.  Fortunately, knits are stretchy, and I was eventually able to snag this set in the most delightful shade of green from Lucky Dry Goods on Instagram.

A “Quick to Knit” Cardigan

Now that Rhinebeck has come and gone, it seems like I am long overdue showing you what I made with my yarn from last Rhinebeck! I actually finished it last winter (when these photos were taken) but kept putting off blogging about it. Last year I had much less of a plan going in, and managed to come out with only a single sweater’s worth of yarn.

"Quick To Knit" cardigan & Millworth's Grand Canyon skirt

I knew that I wanted to make more cardigans, and I had been eyeing the “Quick To Knit” cardigan that had been featured on Subversive Femme.

Rhinebeck 2018

There comes a time in the fall when a knitter’s mind turns to thoughts of Rhinebeck.  The New York Sheep & Wool Festival is one of those fiber-crafts events that I had read about for almost as long as I’ve been knitting, but never thought I’d attend since it was on the other side of the country.  And then I moved to the other side of the country and forgot all about it until last year, when I made a very impulsive and last-minute decision to go.

Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool 2018: The sweater

This year I planned a little better, and when I realized I had a partially completed 1890s cycling sweater on the needles, I knew what I was going to be trying to finish for my Rhinebeck Sweater.

A Shoe Review: Alice

As promised another outfit with shoe review today.  These are my second purchase from the Royal Vintage Shoes fall collection, the Alice cutout oxfords in Nutmeg.

1950s pink novelty landscape skirt with brown hat and shoes

I was on the fence about ordering these, because suede is a little harder to maintain than smooth leather and I don’t wear brown a ton, but I had decided to consign my older pair of brown shoes from Royal Vintage because slingbacks and I aren’t friends so I figured it would be good to have something available.