This was a very long, tiring trip, and it was very trying and straining on relationships. It was a 16 hour car ride, after all, with 6 grown people together.. The wedding was worth every second of it, but I’m not going to jump at the chance to do it again at any time in the near future.
Blue Lace Bra and Teal Rayon Jersey Thong
I wore me made things every day, the first day was my me made panties and a knit hemlock tee with arm bands instead of sleeves, and some rtw leggings. Perfect travel wear! (we also left the house at 4 AM! which was way too early to exist)
Day 2, the day of the wedding, I opted for my back up dress instead of the one I had made specifically for the wedding (because I was already stressed out over the trip itself, I didn’t need the added stress of being uncomfortable with what I was wearing, plus if I’m going to wear heels, I might as well wear a dress that needs them.)
Day 3 was the car ride back. I wore my seafoam vneck plantain tee with rtw leggings and me made undies.
This was a very difficult trip and tensions ran high and my anxiety got the better of me more often than not. But at least I was able to fully enjoy the wedding (which was beautiful and so so sweet) and that was an amazing break from the stress of everything else. I also went yarn shopping right before the wedding, to pick up some souvenir yarn, I got 2 beautiful skeins of fingering weight yarn.
I got quite a bit of knitting done on the trip as well, I brought my sweater I’ve been working on and pretty much exclusively worked on that. It’s the Pretty Mallory pattern, a fingering weight sweater. I’m finally on the ribbing! So I have about 1.5 inches of ribbing to go before binding off the body and picking up the stitches of the sleeves.
I really want to cast on the new yarns I bought while in Tennessee because they’re so beautiful and blue. But I’m holding back because I still need to knit my Boston Souvenir socks for myself.
I also got word that I won a prize from a knit a long I’ve been participating in. (The Knitting Expats New York City Sock Club KAL) I won for the previous months socks, which I actually made for my boyfriend. They were using The Avenues sock pattern. And I won the beautiful skein of Woolfiend yarn in the colorway Emma’s Purple on the Jilly Base. It’s so soft and the colors have so much depth! It reminds me of the cartoon Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.
I don’t have an outfit post for today because it’s just a rtw baggy tshirt and leggings with me made undies. I decided I could let myself off the hook for today while I recover from the trip.
But I did get some sewing done today! I was working on etsy orders and I finished my woven long sleeve hemlock tee in a magenta chiffon with some black lace, and I finished my periwinkle linden sweatshirt.
Magenta Chiffon Hemlock Top (Grainline Studios Hemlock Tee)
This week will be a week of emotionally and mentally recovering, working on orders, and preparing to make an appointment for my new tattoo (more on that at a later time)
How has everyone else been doing with me made may? Any tips or patterns for wearing me made while traveling?