I have never been much of a fashion plate. More like a "fashion don't". I don't much like shopping and am likely to indulge in this diversion infrequently leading to a wardrobe that would be considered out of style if there had been any style to start with. Couple this lack of fashion sense with the fact that I have the fashion sensibilities of a three year old. striped tights? you should see my collection! Those photos from Interweave of knitwear and crinolin that everyone mocks? I try to figure out how I could get away with wearing that without people making fun of me. My friend Lisa (who has acted as personal shopper when I needed a formal dress, pulling things off the rack and bringing them to me in the dressing room) used to threaten that she was going to submit me as a candidate for What Not to Wear.
I worried when I picked this sweater back up that it was an ill choice for someone like me. You see, the model is rather small in the bust and well, I am not. And yet, I decided to finish it anyway. But sometime in between starting this and finishing it, I learned the secret of the camisole. I was at an Ann Taylor in Vermont and a helpful clerk made the comment that the sweater I was rejecting because it was so low cut would look super cute with a camisole.
- Pattern: Polka Purl Dots by Veronik Avery (Interweave Knits, Spring 2004)
- Yarn: Endless Summer Collection Sonata from Elann color 2499
- Started: summer 2004
- Finished: 30 August 2007
- Notes: I learned how to make a tubular cast on and cast off with this pattern (and actually understand the tubular cast off). I also learned to check how long the finishing instructions are on any pattern I might be starting.
*hopefully that isn't some cleverly constructed Morse coded come-on that will get me arrested