It’s not been all knitting (and felting and bargain shopping and experimentation on socks) around here at Chez Iron.
Oh no. There has been sewing. After a fashion, at least.
Middle Daughter is tying the nuptial knot tomorrow in Desert Crazy Town. It’s not going to be all out and fancy, but is calling for a family gathering and also for more than what my closet holds. Which is jeans and uber-casual work tops.
I do have some nicer pants but they go back to pre-dee-vorce. I know! They fit, then were too big, then were too tight, and now fit again. But also they are all dated! Out of style. So uncool. As I always strive to be. Cool, that is. Ask my kids. Or don't, maybe...
I went shopping. I don’t like shopping for clothes, but I went to my favorite consignment store. They were having a sale! It was easy. In and out in 45 minutes. So maybe I do like shopping just a little.
I found myself some really nice black dress pants. And some black khakis.
I also looked for jackets. DSis says the evenings in Crazy Desert Town is chilly at the end of February. I always listen to DSis, don't you know! I found a red boiled wool jacket for $1.80! (I wore it on Valentine’s Day, being red and all.) It is a rather bright-ish red, and I wasn’t sure suitable for the upcoming event and locale (but it wasn’t staying on the rack for that price!) and I picked up two others to take home and see what went with what. (one of which was only $3.80. I know!)
The pants are like brand new. One pair needed hemming, so the Singing Singer was threaded up and the instruction book reviewed, and the blind hemming stitch was used. See. Sewing!
Slick slicker slickest!
Damage? 4 pair of black pants, some that have to be new, and 3 dress jackets? $60. Most excellent in my thrifty sense books.
The Ravelympics entry was finished last night. (photo to follow...when I have a moment to breathe.)
The bags are mostly packed. (after this entry, the laptop goes into the bag.)
And in my photography class last night? (everyone should have a three hour class the night before a 10 day trip!) There was a knitter! (besides me, I mean...) (I only knit on the break!)
I am now off to the desert, then the east coast to visit the fam and see some sights. DSis and I are traveling together, and I am not sure what her blogging plans are, but I will promise only that I will try.