Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tight Pants, Short T-shirt, and Old Skin

I have to sew on a button, which I currently can't find, and block my sweater, but here's a sneak peek at the final products. First, a look at my Hong Kong finish (illegal in some states). This matches the pocket fabric - wheee!

And here's what it looks like together. I'm really hoping that "T-shirt" will grow a couple of inches when I block it - arrgghhhhh! At least you can see the front pockets....

Definitely need some ironing on those pants too...and why do I have a pygmy belly? (Nothing against pygmies.)

I'm deliriously happy....well, maybe just happy, with the fit. The twisting of the legs is not very noticeable, and I have that diagonal wrinkle from hip to inner knee on EVERY pair of pants I's like an old friend.

This is my "creepy first grade teacher" look. I seem to remember teachers who wore slacks with open-toed shoes in the 70's, which was fine then, but I've never liked the look....or my creepy Vogue jacket-thing. (The fabric's creepy, not the pattern.)

Here's a close-up of my single crochet border around the neckline. It pulled the center front a little bit, but I'm okay with it....and also my neck. I purposely looked up to avoid double-chinnage in the shot.

Commencing total randomness:
This is what Lucas bought Dean for his birthday. He went to the campus store where they have a gift section (mainly for teacher gifts), and told me he bought a bottle.
Me: "What kind of bottle?"
Lucas: "I don't know; I think he can pour wine in it."
Um, okay, that's a solid glass stopper and something like gold leaf around the bottom. What kind of gifts are these teachers expecting from the students if this is what they stock? (I'm guessing my homemade knitted dishcloths would NOT be a favorite...)

And lastly, look what I discovered one day. Normal inner elbow arm skin, right?

Until I lift it in the air and gravity takes hold of it. Then it becomes....OLD PEOPLE SKIN!!!!

Off to moisturize...


Anonymous said...

I was sitting here feeling sorry for myself and worrying over stuff. I read your blog post and laughed so hard I snorted. Thank you!


Pam said...

I'm on the road and trying to comment to your last post . . .and had to laugh at the old woman arm skin -- well I have crepey skin under my chin -- I'll trade you!

I like your librarian look - hey, that's my normal work outfit:) Reallly the sweater and pants do look good!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Robbie, you're welcome for the snort!

Pam, my grandmother always told us that you could tell a woman's age by her neck skin! I religiously moisturize my neck...just never thought about my inner elbows.

Sheila said...

The pants look great with the white shirt & cardigan. I like to do crochet edging on my knits.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Sheila! I forgot how easy it was to crochet!

Junior said...

Holy cow, my arm does the same thing!! :(

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Dang, girl, we inherited bad skin!