I was feeling pretty proud of the fact that my closet seemed to be more manageable lately---like I did a good job culling things and restraining my shopping---and then I realized: I haven't done laundry in three weeks.
And this is just the "lay flat to dry" stuff. (FYI: I did actually put them in some kind of neat order after taking this picture)
That's really all I've got to say today, but while I'm here, this is a shot of the headband Arokya requested.
Also, I disliked the Rising Ra Cardigan. Pictures and explanations after the jump:
Brief answer: I found this cardigan to be bulky and I didn't think the shape was flattering. I thought the fabric lacked strength and the piece lacked structure, creating a feeling that it could be too easily stretched or misshapen.
Disclaimer: My normal size medium was too big. Had I sized down to a small, I might have had a higher opinion of the cardigan. I did manage to snap ONE flattering picture of it from a deceptive angle.
Read "deceptive angle" to mean: it did NOT look like this IRL.
That deceptive picture is what I was HOPING the cardi would look like. In actuality, it looked more like this:
Double, unbuttoned blerg.
On the plus side, I did really like the heavy beading on the collar. It didn't seem to pull too much and the yellow is a pretty shade. The neutral knitwork sets it off nicely.
The beadwork is not attached at the bottom, so you can lift it up like yah.
Also, I loved the buttons.
However, buttons and beadwork do not a cardigan make. This one is going back without my stamp of approval.
(Incidentally, I couldn't find any other blogger reviews of this online, but let me know if you've done one and I'll link to it.)