Although SS Wednesdays are a new phenomena in these bloggy parts this is already my Manhatten tunic top's second sighting in this feature. What can I say ~ it's friggen frigid here and this top is all wool. And my whole body must be completely smothered in wooly bits these days or else my feet are pretty much just blocks of ice at the bottom of my legs until May day.
How many points do I get for props use? Behold our old Christmas wreath sans felt balls. So here we go. SS rules; 80% handmade, thrifted or gifted:
scarf: the very first item I ever knitted! As an adult anyway. Edie was only about six months old when I started it. She was about two when it was finished. It's such a sturdy sucker too from being knit up with icelandic wool.
top: this is a very, very old knit turtle neck I bought at a chi chi clothing store back when I was a suit. I've had this even before I met Craig. Lable's long gone so I can't share the brand with you.
tunic: this is from Wenlan Chia's sewing book: Twinkle Sews. Called so because Twinkle also happens to knit. Wenlan also designed my favourite milking sweater ; the groovy sweater dress. It is a bit of shame to beat up and drizzle hay all over such a fancy hand knit top but it keeps me, and especially my bum, nice and warm on frosty mornings. Oh yeah, my bum suffers the same ordeal as my feet in the winter. Numb bum.
jeans: I made them! I just need to wear a belt and they stay put. These were a hotpattern pattern, sewn up with denim, obviously, that was gifted to me from my mom's impressive fabric stash. Next pair I whip up are going to be some of the high waisted variety; just for kicks.
boots: Uggs. Because I'm trying to avoid the whole foot freeze/numb bum thing explained up above.
Ooof! Did you hear that gross crunching popping sound? Luckily my knees are triple jointed. I'll be fine. Going to hobble back inside to hover by the fire now with the kids. We're halfway through Heidi ~ and we're at a really exciting part. Thus, explains the Heidi braids you see up there. Have a stylish and sustainable week!