In 2011, I wore a lot of clothes. I bought a lot of things thrifted, I cleaned out my closet, and I started getting more comfortable with slouchy styles. I also got a new photographer: the Lumberjack, who has patiently taken pictures of me wearing socks in the heat, hats in the freezing cold, and dresses in the snow. As you may be able to tell, my pictures improved greatly.
I think the only overarching theme in all of these outfits is color. I've been tending more toward neutrals lately, but at the end of the day I will always pick fuchsia over black. That's the kind of girl I am.
First and foremost this is a knitting blog, and I've thought a bit about how the outfits fit in. I may have even waxed poetic about it before, but I think it bears repeating: I love knitting not only because I love the act of knitting and the community, but also because I love playing with color in new and different ways. The way I dress is both an influence on and a result of that color play. I think a lot of non-knitters tend to dismiss hand-knits as homely and unflattering, but I firmly believe that hand-knits can be stylish, beautiful, and fashion-forward. And that's why I post my projects and my outfits: because they are intimately linked, because I love the transformative power of textiles, and because clothes are pretty and yarn is pretty and I really like pretty things.
Thanks, everybody, for reading this year. Hope your New Year is full of color and love.