Although I've worn the python print wrap top from this set a couple of times, I haven't yet worn the skirt apart from the first day after I finished it... So now the weather is getting brisker by the day and satin is quite a comfy and surprisingly warm fabric to wear in the cooler weather and I've been fantasising about how I can start to mix the skirt up in my wardrobe...
I always planned to wear the python print with my Blackadder cardi, so no surprises there. And I'm also wearing an old favourite, this floaty ivory broderie anglaise top. I'll just have to accept when it comes to white lace and embroidered fabrics I'll always have a mad secret addiction. I really like the contrast of the purity of the white embroidery against the wildness of the snakeskin prints. My chest was a little cold this morning in the wind so I'm starting to dig through my winter staples bit by bit, and pulled out this scarf. I made this about two years ago when big woollen loopy scarves made a small splash on the fashion scene. I bought three balls of lovely soft black wool, cast on 23 stitches and simply K1 P1 rib stitch until all three balls had been finished. Sorry, can't remember the brand of wool. I think it could have been Debbie Bliss. The result is a marvellously long affair that wraps easily three times around my neck, with plenty to spare for artistic looping and draping and for the ends to be left hanging loose (as here) or to make a loose knot if desired.
I'm also wearing in my new winter shoes. They actually only "sort of" new; I bought them last October in the post-winter sales, always the best time to buy good quality winter shoes. Since I've got very big feet I'm often lucky enough to find my size in the after season sales... well there's got to be one advantage to having gigantic feet... This morning is the second time I've worn them this season, and my poor feet are now a little tender; ouch! Hate wearing-in new shoes; well I did fall in love with the witchy vibe of these little booties and plan to wear them a lot so this painful early stage has to be borne...
Has anyone got any tips for a non-painful wearing-in of new shoes?
Skirt; my own variations on Vogue 7303, lined, python print satin
Cardi; own design, snakeskin printed rubber coated jersey
Scarf; made by me
Shoes; Django and Juliette, from Zomp shoes