There's a back story to this. When I still lived in St. Louis, my BFF and I instituted a practice we called "Fancy Shoe Knitting." We'd get together for a knitting night, either at her house or mine, and while we knit, we wore fancy shoes. Usually the rest of us was not so fancy - sweat pants, leggings, sweatshirts, tee shirts, no makeup. (Although there was that one time when we put on false eyelashes and huge, gaudy earrings from the dollar store.) But our feet were pretty, and that made us both happy.
Since I moved to Chicago, my usage of Fancy Shoes has experienced a dramatic decline, for a variety of reasons. The biggest factor is the difference between the suburban and urban lifestyle. In St. Louis, I drove everywhere I went, so since I would only be walking a few steps, I could wear 3" heels with no problem. Here, I do a lot more walking - either all the way to where I want to go (measured in miles rather than steps) or a total of several blocks incorporated with public transportation. And I'm currently not going to a job, so I don't have to dress up. And my BFF is not here.
So occasionally, I'll do Fancy Shoe Knitting all by myself, in my little knitting corner. And yes, I do feel silly. But I have a lot of gorgeous shoes that haven't seen the light of day for quite some time. Here's what I put on today:
|Frye Maya Vintage Stud Sling|
Aren't they beautiful? I have a particular weakness for Frye shoes and boots. And of course, for yellow.
While I wore them, I worked on The Jan Sweater:
I had a couple of problems, of my own making, due to fuzzy thinking in the arithmetics area, but things are sailing along smoothly now. And speaking of sailing:
|China Glaze Sea Spray, Anchors Away collection, spring 2011|
I put on Sea Spray this morning for the first time, and I'm completely smitten with it. I'm declaring it the most beautiful blue polish I own. And it goes so nicely with my smallthings ring, doesn't it? This woman's work truly amazes me. I'd love to get more of her pieces.