13.7.11

what happened to summer?

Unsurprisingly, today is cold (this is England you know, but today started with 13C degrees here)
but it's a perfect day to wear my finally finished wrap, that I quietly started last winter.
It's made with recycled wool Rowan Renew in Truck 686, which I have to admit it's very warm (maybe too warm for Summer?) although I was concerned while I was knitting it because a bit stiff but eventually became softer after washing it.
I followed the pattern on Rowan Purelife Autumn 2010.
The shoes are kind of vintage Italians made for a shop I used to work for
I like them so much that I rarely wear them now, because I have the bad habit to wear
my fav shoes until I have holes in the soles.
(Never mind the carpet, which I hate).
Have a good day.


25 comments:

fliss said...

You make me smile!
Love the wrap...shame about the summer weather, hope it warms up a little and if not then you are certainly prepared with your gorgeous wrap and lovely shoes!!! BTW, i do the same with shoes :)
x

Kylie said...

Oh I love it, Alessandra! It's so beautiful... Love the colour and I love the pattern too - I wish there were crochet patterns so nice. Your shoes are just divine - my favourite kind of shoes actually :) Hope it gets warmer for you soon! Kx

Lisa said...

Love your look !

Neus said...

Ohhh! Why is so cold? Next week I'm going to England, and I wanted to bring with me my summer dresses! I guess it's not a good idea!
What you've done is really cute!! :)

la casita said...

Thanks Lisa, Kylie and Fliss.
Neuss, the problem here is that one day can be 30C and the next 15C, so if I can give some advice dress like an onion :) I mean, put layers, you certainly will need a raincoat, one warm cardi, your summer dresses and sun cream. Enjoy your visit and thank you!

la casita said...

@ Kylie: don't you knit?

Lollipop said...

you look so beautiful!
ps: the carpet is not so bad ;-)
xxx

christel said...

Alessandra ! The wrap is so lovely ! I'm in love with theses colors of grey, it's really beautiful

christel said...

ond i love the basket too !

myssja said...

a good day to tou too!!!!

Janis said...

Love your style and color palette :^)

Mamzelle Titoo said...

Love your wrap ! and love your shoes ! have a good day too ^_^

la casita said...

Leonor, I have a so called pet hate for carpet which I developed here in England, not to mention cream walls! thanks for the support though ;)

Christel, merci...grey is such a soothing and gentle colour isn't it?
the basket is north African, I love baskets can't stop buying them!where you live you have the most beautiful ones n'est pas? :)

Myssja, Janis and Mamzelle Titoo: gracias, grazie/thank you, re-merci ;D

Lilli said...

Hello Alessandra;
That's one lovely wrap, beautiful colour. Wish I had one over here, it's been a cold, cold summer so far.

(After lots and lots of problems with my blog, seems like I'm finally able to post and comment).

Thank you for your lovely comments; I think of you often.

Love
Lilli
xx

keetee said...

Ha ha ha ha
I do understand,I always wear the same shoe,use the same bag until they are hole or broken zipper..then I have to sent them to repair :-( and I have to start looking for my new favourite items.
The climate changing a lot this year,Take care :-)

kristina - no penny for them said...

that wrap is wonderful!

here, it's been raining all through the night into the morning. still very, very grey. we had some sunny days too. kind of feels like april & june mixed together this year...

Anna said...

Wow I love it! I wish today the sun shines!

fanja said...

lovely work Alessandra. i too am working the layers!

at swim-two-birds said...

oh, i love this kind of garments, they're so cosy and yours look wonderful.
what about the weather, the same in Belgium and i completely understand your shoe dilemma :^)

A Little Happier said...

I love them :)

NICOMADE said...

apparently we're in the same weather patterns as you. oakland, california has been cold all week.

Séverine said...

wow j'admire ce point que je n'ai jamais osé réaliser encore ! :)

je dois dire que j'aime beaucoup tes chaussures également ... ^^

bises !

Nathalie said...

i'll trade you weather! it's been so HOT here. i go to work sweating, come home sweating and go to sleep sweating. it's terrible!

btw - i love your outfit here!!!

xoxo

P R I M O E Z A said...

i love it. that yarn looks so cuddly.

KERRY said...

It’s amazing Alessandra. And I looove the shoes..in fact, I looove your look :) Bloody English weather. I’ve lived here all my 32 years and I still can’t get my head around the supposed summer season. Hmph x