old & new
The rain hath ceased! Thank god for that, said all the bloggers wanting to take photos outdoors. Here we are, finally, with a non-party outfit for the first time in a while. I brought out a few of my old faithfuls to wear with my new… faithfuls today! This Clapotis scarf was one of my mum’s first projects when she got into the whole knitting thing, back in the Joli House olden days. My (faux) leather jacket basically saw me through my teenage years. Remember when you were 15 and going ‘out’ meant a big group of you hanging round the park, someone doing something daft for laughs, and then going home at 10:30pm because it got too cold? Yep, this jacket went there. Didn’t do a great job of keeping me warm, but it went. First date with my first boyfriend? Went there too. I could go on. Funny how different people’s memories work – I’ll remember exactly what I wore to pretty much every occasion; my dad or brother won’t remember what they wore yesterday.
New faithfuls are this Primark dress and Dorothy Perkins boots. They’ve proven themselves worthy already. Primark always do well with their knits!
My leather jacket’s been on plenty boring outings too – today’s wasn’t anything to write home about. It’s been one of those weeks where a simple weekend is much appreciated. I won’t say boring – I’ve still had plenty on my plate – but simple. Getting my act together, basically. Will my life be an endless struggle to get my act together? Probably. My week’s been eventful though, and I’ve not exactly felt my best, so I think a home-y weekend was a good idea. Besides nipping out to take outfit photos and run errands when the rain finally stopped, obviously. I shouldn’t complain too much though – at least we haven’t been evacuated from our houses like those caught in the real floods! Rain or no rain, I like Sundays as catchup/recovery days. Recovery from a busy week or recovery from a hangover, either way.
Any remaining knitters out there will recognise these Noro stripes a mile off (and probably the Clapotis pattern too if you’re eagle-eyed enough). I really wanna make myself a HUGE scarf after seeing them all over Pinterest / IRL, but until I get my hands on yarn thick enough to make one I’m gonna stick with the bags and bags of knits we’ve made already.
Hope you’ve enjoyed Blogmas so far! Posting daily is a challenge but one I’m enjoying. 😀
lily kate x