Friday, January 7

crochet crush

It's official. Over winter break, I have transformed into an eighty year old woman almost over night. It wasn't until I was sitting in the living room rocking chair with my glasses on and an old ratty cardigan crocheting that my sister walked in and I realized what I had become. Here I was, on a perfectly normal Wednesday while the kids were at school and the middle aged parents were working using my free time to crochet. HA! I have fallen deeply in love with crochet and I predict a long, healthy relationship between us.
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This week has been the weirdest week of the semester. The first two and a half weeks of winter break were rather busy and full of visiting family and trying to see everyone as much as possible. However, when everyone went on with their lives on Monday, I was left with the house to myself for eight hours a day. As I figured out, there is only so much scrubbing and dusting you can do and eventually you have to find a hobby. I understand the life of a retired old woman so much better now! I taught myself to crochet on youtube and have since been doing it avidly between reading and writing. Writing! That's right. I have sixteen pages on my computer. I'm so excited about it, too. I can't really recall a time ever in my life where I've had literally days and days of time to fill.
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cardigan-Urban Outfitters flannel-American Eagle shorts-Old Navy tights-Modcloth shoes-Steve Madden hat-F21
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Tonight, I had plans, however. Lucky me! I went to the High School basketball and had to actually pay to get in. Weird. Last year, and I can only admit it now because we are actually together, I only went to games so that I could talk to Niklaas. I mean, I didn't say that and I didn't admit to myself, but yeah. That was totally the case. He's a band geek (sorry Niklaas, there's no nice way to say that) and has to play pep band at every single game. He's able to escape between half time, timeouts, and between periods and just like last year, sits next to me and annoys me. Nonstop. Tickling. That's what she said jokes. But, apparently I like it. Because I keep going to them:)
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I got my tripod at the beginning of the semester fully intending to use it every day but as it turns out, I only used it for my major photography projects. It's a lot different to use a tripod to take a picture of a mountain in the middle of a crowded sidewalk than to use it to take a picture of yourself. Ha! So I pulled it out yesterday because Niklaas wasn't available and this time around it was way more effective! I always buy the most girly dresses ever but whenever I wear jeans or shorts with tights, I end up being the opposite! I would say...this is as hipster as I get. Ha! I love flannel. So much. I have five of them in my closet and I wore them constantly in Montana. This one is one of my favorites- the colors are just so pretty!
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I got this yellow perfect mustard cardigan for Christmas and it remains a favorite reworn piece since. I love how it brings out the yellow in my flannel! Yay! The only feminine aspect to this outfit are my bow tights, which were almost solid gray ones. Ha. But, my modcloth bow tights make me feel me and I needed a bit of me in my outfit. You all know about these lovely oxfords that Niklaas forced me to buy last year. Twelve dollars. Steve Madden. EEEP. It doesn't get much better than that. At all! Whenever I don't blow dry my hair or my hair is a mess, I throw on a hat. So you know that today, I definitely was having one of those days. Hahaha.
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I am babysitting tomorrow, but tomorrow night I get to hang out with Niklaas! Yay! I have a little over two weeks left of break. Which I know is longer than most people, but it still eats me up a little inside that I have to leave for another four months. Ironically, though, even as I'm sad to leave, coming here and experiencing what life would be like if I had stayed at home for school, I know it's what I have to do this time. Coming into the whole moving away thing I was unsure if it was really what would be best for me, but after three weeks of break, I know it's the only way things can be.
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P.S. Thank you for the comments lately on my writing. It makes me all fuzzy and warm inside:)

53 comments:

lavel said...

lovely cardigan <3



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lovedfromthestart said...

Crocheting sounds like a fun hobby to have!

Alex said...

What an adorable outfit and I am glad you went to a basketball game :P even though it sucks that you had to pay!

Love,
Alex

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Loving the cardigan and the hipster awesomeness of all of this. I think you're the hippest grandma I ever did see.

Michal said...

That cardigan is SO awesome! I love your tights too. (:

Alex said...

Being a granny is definitely the way forward. Practically everyone I know is busy with some form of crafty project at the moment. Personally I need to get to grips with knitting. It will not defeat me!

Natalie said...

I wish I knew how to crotchet! And make a bunch of scarves and sweaters and such. :D My mom bought me a book on how to knit last year for Christmas but never even looked at it... Maybe one day I'll learn.

I'm glad you're getting lots of time to hang out with Niklaas and everything! :) And haha, that's awesome that he's a band geek. It's still not as geeky as my friend who's the head band major though, hehe!

Your sweater looks so nice and comfy, and I love the pop of color too. And ah, hats are definitely my savior on bad hair days, haha.

And yeah, I mean, it might be nice for me to live at home for college, but at the same time I know I'd get bored easily. And I'd be afraid that I'd end up never leaving if I didn't leave for college, you know?

Enjoy the rest of your break! :)

Dorien said...

It's so funny how you're talking about yourself being like an old lady, haha :D I'm curious about your writing btw, you should post a part of it here!

And oh, thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog, so nice to read :-)

Have a great weekend!

Becca said...

I love old women!
it's cool what you're becoming :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

i am an old woman too but I dont know how to crochet, did you watch a specific video on youtube? love your cardigan, the color rocks

Isabella said...

Love that cardigan! Mustard is one of my favorite colors. I have three different mustard cardigans and I love them!

http://isabellasfashion.blogspot.com

jamie said...

grannys are awesome <3 you should show what youve been working on (crochet)

p.s
you look cute as always!

Kuleigh said...

I like the shorts with the tights! I've been meaning to try that combo out... is it warm enough?

Courtney said...

I love the cardigan! I wanted one in that color and ordered one online. Then I got it and it turns out it was more like a highlighter yellow, haha!

x Courtney

agatheloff said...

Great style!:)

Ashley said...

Cute tights!!! I love this whole outfit!

simplyhope said...

You are so adorable!!!!! I love the color combo and the lace tights are fabulous:) Beautiful photos as always and I can't wait to see your new urbanog shoes!

elanor, said...

i have yet to successfully try out wearing shorts with tights...you do is so well. :)

and gawsh i wish i had 2 more weeks of break. ahh you darn college student, you!

xx elanor

Kirstin Marie said...

Love this outfit! Perfect combination of colors. Those tights are amazing, and your cardigan is super cute.

xo,
Kirstin Marie
http://www.kirstinmarie.com

Jessica said...

Oooooh, I really love your cardigan. I've been wanting/searching for the perfect mustard cardigan for a while now but haven't found the perfect one. Cute hat and shoes too!

Lula said...

You look smashing! Mustard's really your color!

Dreamy Princess said...

I wish I could do crochet!! Would love to do it now, or when I'll be an old lady. haha..

Wow.. you babysit?? cool! I always adore people who do this job. Well, hope you'll have more time with Niklaas!(:

Fun outfit. So colorful..LOVEE..

Cheers,
Dreamy Princess
~I wonder what it's like to live in Paris~

Barbara said...

oh how cute is your outfit!!!¿!

Samantha Lui said...

Wow. Tights in the snow! I live in Canada and I'm always so bundled up :P

Anyways, like how you've been interested in crochet, I've taken into knitting. Knitting is awesome and really relaxes me. I feel like a granny just knitting and watching the news.

Samantha
http://samanthalui.blogspot.com

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

LOOOOOVE that mustard yellow cardigan <3

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Love the colors in this outfit! They look so great against the snow!

And yay for using tripods! Looks like we are both tripod pros ;]

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sherryl said...

love that cardigan, i desperately want one in that mustard color. and your tights are so cute! :D
and you know..i found steve madden oxfords a year ago, for ten bucks at ross. best find ever. but then i broke them. Hahah. ...or not. D:

Rhitbee said...

Loving the colours in this outfit! With all the red and yellow you look absolutely radiant!

xo Robyn

jessica wu said...

beautiful and brilliant colors, i love that bright mustard sweater. and your oxfords too!

love your blog! :)

xx

Leah said...

Yeah, I want a boy like that too, but i think he's very rare haha

Trie Diksi said...

just as i thought--you went to Bali! haha yeah you're right, the rest of Indonesia isn't really like Bali, but you're also right about the people. Many say that we Indonesians are nice and everything and it's true! haha
oh by the way, i love the overall colour of your look. and i want the hat!

The Spoof.

minnja said...

LOOOOOOOOOVE it :)

Kiss
minnja

http://minnja.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

What a cute outfit!!

Juliane Gamboa said...

thanks for the coment in my blog, but she is not my sister, she is my mother! hahah (:

Acha said...

Lol! I have a hat just like yours, also from f21. i waant pictures out in the snoww like you!!

Bernadeth G. said...

love the colors! http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com/

ShopeDelano said...

Oh i love this outfit! I love the colours, and the tights are lovely! You've got a great blog :)

Thanks for your lovely comment!
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xoxo

blorange dice said...

cool cardigan!! love the color

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Shy, Chesterfield said...

I love the bright colours that keep popping up online! Unfortunetly I'm stuck in my monochromatic mood until there is less then a million feet of snow on the ground. Until then I will live vicariously through your colourful outfits!

Shy

projectvee said...

i swear i'm a grandma at heart. haha i love big grandma sweaters and drinking tea and reading and all that stuff. :') we should be friends. just saying. bahaha.

http://project-vee.blogspot.com/

EevvaStyle said...

thanks for comment!
Love your tights!

Thechocolat said...

Nice photos!
Nice colors!

:))

Les Deux Filles said...

Your hat!! I just love your hat. And you look adorable. :D
--Margaret

Marisa Noelle said...

So many things I love about this outfit: The hat is adorable and those tights are amazing!! Gorgeous all around:)

Thekla said...

really like the shoes:)))))))


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ari said...

love the mix of colors! especially that amazing vibrant yellow color!
xx
ari

Tiff Kaya said...

i want a jumper exactly like that!
thank you for the comment on my black and white photo, it made me smile all day :)
xx

Charlotte said...

i have a yellow cardigan like this and i adore it!!
also, I love the freedom when I use my tripod. I'm totally OCD so it means I can't blame anyone but myself for bad photos!!

Charlotte xxx

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Isabella Kiss said...

i love that you're into crocheting too! I love it. knitting as well. I am frequently accused of being a granny but whatever, I have cool stuff that no one else does because I MADE IT!

Oh, My Darling said...

Your cardigan is the PERFECT shade of yellow!