Sunday, October 18, 2015

Wearing Handmade: Week 3 {Slow Fashion October}

I feel like I didn't make as much effort getting pictures this week. I dislike being in pictures anyway, and by this point I'm getting a little tired of it, ha. Plus this week was a unusual...I had my first craft fair of the fall this weekend, so I spent several days feeling like a nervous wreck and trying to make sure I wasn't forgetting anything. The festival was fun and I sold a few things, but all-day events like that are so exhausting. (And now I have another festival/spinning demonstration this coming Saturday! But that one is even more local and it's one I always love going to.)

Day 12: I wore a Renfrew shirt that I made earlier this year. The fabric is just some teal jersey with little white arrow designs (bought at Hobby Lobby). There's also a brooch that says "Read More Books" (from this shop, but I think they've been discontinued).

Day 13: A short sleeved Renfrew sewn from the same fabric as this one.

Day 14: My red Doctor Who inspired socks. (DW inspired in a very subtle way, because bowties are cool.)

Day 15: I wore my red socks again, plus this shirt, which got worn around the house a couple more times this week.

Day 16: So my spinning wheel is basically all you can see, but I'm wearing my mint chocolate chip socks. :)

Day 17: Saturday was the festival...not a very flattering photo, but my parents took a few pictures throughout the day, so I just used one of them. It was a chilly day, and I got to wear my Antler cardigan for the first time! I really do love that sweater (though I think I need to sew some ribbon to stabilize the back of the button band, since those buttons are heavy and the top one has a tendency to flop over, as you can see). Underneath I wore my deer print, long sleeved Renfrew shirt (seen here, sewn from US-made fabric). I also wore hand knitted socks inside my Frye boots. And when it got a little too warm for the sweater, I wore my new handspun shawl around my neck. (A post about that shawl should be up tomorrow.)

Day 18: I didn't make the dress that I wore to church (though I've had it for years and it's one of my favorites). But I did wear my Miette sweater and my red Multnomah shawl.


  1. Your antler sweater is amazing! Love the cabled yoke with your button choice. I clicked through to your ravelry page, and you are such an impressively prolific knitter! Beautiful work!

    1. Thank you! Ha, thanks, but I don't feel like a very prolific knitter! It seems like I've spent most of the year working on hats to sell. :)

  2. I love the green sweater! #17 is a beautiful photo of you.

    I bought some knitting supplies and started teaching myself this weekend -- it's a lot of fun, but it's definitely going to take some patience! Next up: learn to sew so I can make my own t-shirts. ;) I also took the leap and ordered a pair of Aurora shoes (fingers crossed!!!). Your blog has given me the push I needed to do several things I've been wanting to do for a long time -- thank you!

    1. Thanks! That green sweater is definitely my favorite one that I've knitted so far. :)

      That's awesome! I don't know if this is very encouraging or not, but honestly I knitted for about a year before it actually became relaxing, ha. I can't remember if I've recommended this to you before (because I recommend it to everyone, it seems), but Tin Can Knits has a collection with some simple but wonderful patterns: They're made for people learning to knit but I still use the Barley hat pattern all the time!

      That's great that you ordered some Aurora shoes! I can't wait to hear what you think of them. :) I think that Slow Fashion October has been encouraging for a lot of people, so I'm glad I've been able to be a part of that!


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