This time two years ago we were on what was to become our last overseas trip prior to the arrival of the pandemic. Looking back through my blog posts from that trip to Morocco, Western Sahara and the Cape Verde Islands, I am noticing that many of my photos on that exciting and enjoyable journey included colorful fabrics.
Today I'm starting to change over my wardrobe ready for cooler weather - although that won't be this week as we're due a heatwave!
I'm amazed that much of my personal wardrobe has nothing quite as vibrant and eye-catching when it comes to colors! First things out of the storage boxes today are an unbelievable number of black jogger pants and basic black long sleeve tee shirts . . . . . . . which will now be my going to physical therapy uniform!
Perhaps COVID had me over-buying comfy, boring clothes these past almost two years. After all I didn't travel anywhere to throw caution and neutral color dressing to the wind. I didn't pull out the portable clothes rack to assist in organizing a travel wardrobe for an expedition or cruise ship to a colorful location far from home.
Other than a small suitcase and a brief flight to New England this year, I didn't pack everything but the kitchen sink for a real adventure! Crossing oceans, and visiting colorful venues where one can buy bright swirling caftans, soft pashmina wraps, and silk scarves never happened.
Will dressing change back to how it was prior to COVID?
Will masks be my only splash of color for much longer?
Regarding the knitting giveaway - love that so many of you have
already left a comment on my previous post for the drawing next week.
Several of you are overseas but that's OK, posting something light
is not that expensive.
Also, some of you want the pattern to knit your own cowl.
It's so easy that I really don't have a pattern, and you only need to know the 'knit' and 'pearl' stitches. . . . . . .
On a pair of size 8 (US) knitting needles, cast on an odd number of stitches, I usually do 49.
Knit first two rows into the back of the stitches for a neat edge.
Next row, knit two stitches also into the back for a neat edge, then pearl one
knit one across the entire row to the last two stitches and knit those two into the back also.
Turn and repeat the same on each row until knitting is about 25 inches long.
Knit into back of one last row all the way across, then cast off - again knitting
into the back of stitches for a neater edge.
Twist the knitting one turn and line up the two short edges, pin together, and
hand-stitch them together (I use a crewel needle) with a length of your
Voila - you have a warm cowl for your cool neck - and perhaps,
like me, you feel you actually didn't completely waste all those hours
sitting in front of the TV!!!!!
I'm off to decorate with my pumpkins and potted mums!
Also to bake an apple and blackberry galette.
The sun is shining ~ the grass is growing - granddaughter is
coming for supper and hopefully will share those Alaska
wedding photos she took!