Last night I went shopping with a friend. It was in fact one of my male friends, and I like shopping with him because he shops the way I do. I am not a woman who enjoys shopping, which is why I mostly cannot shop with other people – I get tired and bored really easily. This gives me a problem, because the types of shopping I enjoy (thrift stores and… um… yarn) are leaving me with giant holes in my wardrobe. Lately I’ve been knitting, or contemplating knitting, lots of tops that will require a tank or camisole underneath, and it occurs to me that I have not bought any new ones in at least 2 years, maybe 3. And since all of mine seem to have gotten shorter and shorter with every wash, I really can’t wear them to work anymore. I looked around at Old Navy and Target last night, but I didn’t see much. I want plain black, white, and brown tank tops, with a built in bra, long enough to touch the back of my pants when I sit but not so long that they cling to my hips and look stupid (apparently this is some sort of trend?) Formfitting but not tight, if you know what I mean. I am also cheap, at least when it comes to basic items. I am completely at a loss. Any suggestions? Am I asking too much? Apparently I was born with the “bargain hunting” gene but not the one that makes you good at finding specific items (last night I ran across an Express store in the mall that was maybe shutting down, and got 5 nice pairs of dress pants for cheap!)
Ok… enough with the griping, now a bit of knitting content! Here is Berroco’s free pattern of the week:
No, I don’t know what’s up with that bag. I think I will avoid any pattern that calls for “2 curtain rings” as a notion. I think the top is cute though. I don’t care how many people say they’re on their way out, cropped sweaters look good on me, and I will not give them up. I like this sweater because it looks like a bolero but it’s sewed shut in the middle, meaning no buttons. I love shopping for buttons, but I am so tired of sewing them on! I just want them to sit around in my button jar, so that every so often I can take them out and admire their pearly loveliness.
This afternoon I’m going shopping with one of my Bridesmaids for a dress. None of my bridesmaids live in the same state, so this is quite a feat!