Tuesday, November 23
Purls aren't this girls best friend
I am going to make a full length set of leg warmers but I didn't have a whole lot of fuzzy blue left, so I figured something spats-esque would have to do for now.
I tried a simple knit one purl one pattern but after a few rows I stopped to check my handiwork and it looked like something a nursery school kid would knock out. So yeah, back to basics thank you very much. I am not giving up but it 's cold out there so for now I'll go for plain stitches I can do without even looking (I watched a few episodes of The Event and The Walking Dead while making my cowls - great fun! Go watch them right now if you like sci-fi-ish conspiracy or braaaaains!)
Here you see me prancing around St. Andrews Church which has been stood in this spot for over 700 years. That said after lots of rebuilding over the centuries there is precious little left of the original structure :). I was heading for a location further afield but at +2°C/35°F I decided St. Andrew's was the bees knees as long as it meant I could get home and have a hot cup of coffee a little quicker.
I'd earmarked the location a while back but having grown up in a hamlet where the elderly, choleric priest thought all fun was sacrilege (I vaguely recall some hubbub about his slapping a child for sneezing in church) I'd been a little worried I might anger the local clergy. I forget the English are a lot more relaxed about these things. It would appear I got away with it :D
Kerchief worn as headband: TieRack
Cowl & spats: DIY
Cardigan: Superstore last year
Top: Ancient. Camden market(?)
Skirt: H&M years ago with added patch
Shoes: Clarks last year