... it's a crazy windy day here in Perth! I was thinking today how wind machines are probably obsolete around here, the real deal being present in such a massive way.
Last night we had a fairly intense storm and even into this morning lots of rain and gusts of wind galore... so I've gone from thinking optimistically about all the dresses and spring-y things I can pull out to wear for next week, to instead thinking pessimistically that I might being pulling on the ol' tights again... Nooooo! Of course all the rain has been wonderful for our dams, and I'm happy for the farmers, who are having a pretty good season so far with plenty of rain, but just thinking selfishly of my own completely trivial wants it would be nice to have more sunny days now please...
So, I should say something about today's self-stitched effort. I do love this cosy hooded cardigan. I've been pulling it on the last few evenings as the warmth of the day dissipates with the setting sun, and with today being like a return to bonafide winter all over again (groan) well, yeah I've been in it all day. It's my own design, just started knitting and winged it. For the hood I drew a hood shape on a piece of paper and knitted to fit it... it's not difficult to wing your way through a knitting project although lately I've been toying with the rather radical old-fashioned idea of buying a knitting pattern book and actually following some sort of pattern. Yowza! I'm halfway through knitting something at the mo' that is sort of following a pattern, and which should be ready just as the summer warmth really hits; my timing in the weather appropriateness of the clothing I am producing is, as per usual, spot on.
What else; an ordinary wrap front white blouse, which has proved very useful indeed and will need replacing soon. And this white lace-y skirt which I like to wear quite a lot during these transitional days as it is actually a lot warmer than it looks. It looks very light and summery but (as the saying goes); looks can be deceiving. The lining is of one of those stiffish polyester acetate fabrics that does not breath one little bit, making it a stifling choice for a summer-y day (which style-wise it looks like it should be perfect for) but actually perfect for a cooler day like today (when people often ask worriedly if I am warm enough in that summer skirt. The answer is yes actually pretty toasty, thanks. I then get the raised eyebrows and the "don't-believe-you" look. That's OK. I know if I'm warm enough.)
Top; Burda 8497, white cotton, details here
Skirt; my own design of layers of stretch white lace, based on the basic shape of Vogue 7303, details here
Cardigan; my own design, Jo Sharp Silk Road DK Tweed in Ambrosia, details here
Boots; Andrea and Joen, from Uggies in Dunsborough