We are now about halfway through Me-Made-May and I’m feeling more relaxed about it than last year (the first time I did it).
I’ve given an airing to some little-worn garments and put together some new outfits. Weather-wise, the season finally broke at the beginning of May, bringing an opportunity to get out the warm clothes. I’m not keen on cold weather, but I love winter clothes, you know, scarves, knitted things, tweed of any kind, boots with tights, skivvies, coats etc.
In other Me-Made-May thoughts:
- If there was an economic crisis of any sort, I predict that my collection of clothes could easily last a decade, and even longer if you include my fabric stash. How about you?
- Handknitted socks. I might start wearing handknitted socks again. I used to wear them all the time (in cold clothing factories) but I stopped seven years ago when we moved to the country. Suddenly the dozen pairs I owned all need darning and I seemed to need to darn after each wear. I blame wearing rubber boots. I couldn’t face all that mending, so I went to Target and bought three pairs of Explorer socks (on sale) and never looked back. However, I wore a pair of chunky handknitted socks last week that I’d just finished knitting. They’re made from some very old Jumbuk natural greasy rough wool. The exterior of the ball was moth eaten but they hadn’t penetrated to the centre of the ball, so I pulled the yarn from the centre. The socks kept my feet beautifully warm, so now I’m inspired to darn those dozen pairs and wear them again. I don’t wear rubber boots as much now; I have a pair of gardening clogs for outside wear.
I’m using Instagram for Me-Made-May this year, which you can view here, but here’s a sample of the month so far: