At first glance, this week's theme for Slow Fashion October seemed like a no-brainer. Haha. Yeah.
proudest accomplishment / most loved item / most frequently worn item / thing you saved up for / investment pieces / thing you worked a long time on / oldest thing that’s still in rotation
Proudest accomplishment(s): Girl's Dress, St. Brigid, Williamsro, Fibonacci, Parcheesi, Polka-Dot, Hootie, Catamount
Girl's Dress, pattern from Woman's World magazine; ca. 1983, using the most inexpensive yarn I could find at the variety store. (What's "gauge"?) It never fit anyone, but I learned more from it than almost anything else I ever knit! It was my "REVELATION" project!
It was my "Rhinebeck Sweater" in 2005.
I don't actually wear it much anymore and have thoughts of turning it into something else.
Fib. What's a woman to do with leftovers — 7 different colors of the same yarn?
My "Rhinebeck Sweater," 2006.
Most loved item: It's like picking a most loved child… but I'm going to say Parcheesi.
Most frequently worn item: Polka-dot (I love that shirt).
Thing you are saving up for: An Alabama Chanin Workshop – learning is good.
Investment pieces: Almost all of the items marked "Eileen Fisher." A fair number of them have been acquired second-hand for a relative pittance, bringing the average price of the pieces I own quite reasonable.
Thing you worked a long time on: Catamount? St. Brigid? Parcheesi?
Catamount, an Alabama Chanin A-line Tunic Dress
Oldest thing that's still in rotation: I think it's probably the autumnal Vogue cover sweater that my sister Sharon knit in the early 1990s. It's huge and dense and I wear it more as a jacket in the fall. (A decent photo of that is on my list of things to do.)
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Timehop tells me that two years ago today is when I first fell into the Alabama Chanin rabbit hole, having finally been lured in by an adorable onesie and blanket kit… as luck would have it, just a couple of months before I'd become a grandmother!
Have a great weekend y'all!