Out there please?
It's too quiet in here
And I'm beginning to freeze
I've got icicles hanging
From my knees"
Under fifteen feet of pure white snow"
Well not quite! But I did go to work earlier this week with wet hair, and only noticed getting onto the train that my hair had icicles in it. My English work collegues were a little amazed anyone could be that stupid or that anyone could not have a functioning hair dryer, but I think you have to also add in supreme laziness, and 23 years of living in a sub-tropical climate...
One thing I did get right was persevering with making this woolen skirt. I just knew it would still get wear, even though all the spring patterns are out (not too mention all the spring clothing window displays...BRRRR!), and I'm holidaying back in NZ very shortly . This is England afterall, and as far as I'm concerned you can never have too many woolens.
It's the good version of Simplicity 3357, which I made up last year in a polyster flannel as a wearable muslin, and which I do still wear regularly, depsite that fact that it's a bit small in the waist.
Anyway with this version, I properly graded the pattern up a size (or two in the waist) & also removed an additional 3 inches from the length. And yet rather strangely it's just as tight in the waist as the first version, which is just plain weird! (it's also causing the buckling where the waistband closure is)
I think this pattern may have a curse on it, that decrees the wearer will always feel a little like a stuffed turkey. Or perhaps that's the 50's silhouette for you?!
Anyway, it is very snuggly & warm, and on the plus side it is very very uncomfortable to slouch in this skirt, which can only be a good thing. Those super wide, high waisted and tight waistbands really know how to jab a sloucher in the ribs. One day my back will thank me for this.
Hope if you in the Northern Hemisphere, especially those experiencing the weather craziness in Europe, that you're keeping warm. If you're currently lying on a beach in the Southern Hemisphere, nows not a good time for gloating :P