Monday, February 16, 2015
OOTD/Review/Made by Me: Knotted and Beaded and Crocheted.
Where: Star's Beads in Vienna for a class on crocheted wire beaded jewelry.
Ease of Wear: (4 of 5 stars--5 being the most easy to wear.) Dang boots had to be worn since it was supposed to snow up to eight inches (with it starting while I was in class), so I had to wear them for traction and safety. The pants have a boot cut but were not super wide, so the pants got a teeny bit bunched at the top of the cuff of the boots. Oh, well. Could have looked worse, just wish I could have figured something else out (I was a bit time crunched, though).
Cool Factor: (3.5 of 5 stars--5 being the coolest.) Meh. The sweater deserves a cute skirt and ballet flats. On the plus side, the merino wool/cotton blend kept me warm enough.
Anecdote of the Day: My friend, A., from high school, invited me to come with her to a class on how to make crocheted wire jewelry. I am always willing to give something crafty a try, so I said sure. A. LOVES making jewelry, and is really good at it, so I knew if I screwed up, she could hold my hand a bit. I can crochet, I didn't even realize it until I was watching a knitting video and they showed the crochet stitch, and I was all, OH THAT'S SO EASY! LOL. For the longest time I thought crocheting was harder than knitting. Anyhow, it was an awesome time, and I loved being able to see my friend and make something really pretty at the same time (photos are at the bottom of this post).
Rainbow Knit here and Tilly here) are this size.
The fit on this one is a touch more fitted, but it is meant to be. It is not tight-feeling, even with the cami layered underneath, though. There is a nice amount of recovery in the wool blend that it fits and hugs properly without either stretching out or feeling to constricting.
The length is nice, hits at the high hips. The sleeves are three-quarters, which on me equals just a bit below the elbow. They are never the proper length on me. (Darned monkey arms.)
I would say to be careful with the tufted underknot on the wrong side of the fabric, though, and definitely hand wash or hand wash cycle on the machine.
And lay flat to dry, of course!
French Knot Sweater. The sizes and colors are fully stocked. Though the 20% off knitwear and outerwear ends tonight, you would be fine to wait if you need to wait for a better deal.
20% Off Outerwear and Knitwear ends at 11:59 pm tonight:
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on Valentine's Day over at Fabric Mart's blog. My friend, A., had most of these beads in her bead stash (I only bought the smoky grey ones, example of one is front center).
Okay, that's all for now! Have a great night!