We awoke to a rainy Monday. January is such a dark and gloomy month here - there was nothing for it. I had to wear yellow.
I always keep a few brights out with my fall/winter clothes. You never know when you're going to need Clothing As Armour. Yellow is the colour I wear when I want to distract people from looking at me (usually when I'm sick), but since I only saw one person until 11am at the office, this was more about metaphorical armour.
- Dress - Lida Baday, vintage 90s, vintage fair; last worn here in January 2020 to create my own sunshine
- Turtleneck - Jacob, thrifted; last seen here layered under grey in December 2020
- Shoes - Sol Sana; last seen here in October 2020 with red and ruffles
- Leather trenchcoat (below) - vintage 70s, thrifted; last worn here on Friday
I layered a sparkly turtleneck under it for extra warmth, and then liked the sort of mod look of that, so went with black lacy tights and black and white ankle strap shoes to carry on the theme.
Masked up - another one of Mom's.
Outerwear - sorry to keep wearing this leather trenchcoat over and over, but it's my best waterproof coat.
- Hat - Edward Mann, vintage 60s, thrifted
- Silk scarf - fake Louis (Lewis!) Vuitton, thrifted
- Gloves - Cejon, thrifted
- Necklace - Monet, vintage 80s, vintage fair
- Earrings - vintage fair
- Silver/smoky topaz ring - Anneli Neumann, Sweden
- Silver/onyx ring - Toccara, vintage fair
I spent most of the past weekend watching football - although I enjoy it, I get bored of just sitting on the couch, so I dug out my bag of wool from Mom and set to work to see if I could make a toque and gloves. I've never made either before - let's see if it works!
As I carried all of that into the den to photograph, I felt something pulling...
"Hold up here, I have found something!"
He hasn't encountered wool before and has steered clear of me while I've been crocheting.
"If I'd know it was so delicious, I would have been bothering you sooner, Woman."
I had to wrestle it away from him! Naughty boy.
On Sunday, I worked on the gloves, as they were too wide in the body (the section going along the forearm/wrist), so I pulled it apart and reduced the stitches so that it was a slimmer fit.
I also added a pom-pom to the top of the toque. I remembered my grandmother had pom-pom makers when I was a kid, and cut one out of a couple of pieces of cardboard. It didn't work all that well, so I might need to redo the pom-pom if it starts falling apart.