All sewing and no shopping makes big holes in my closet... fall is here, even in Santa Barbara County in California...we have huge differences between early morning and mid-afternoon temperatures here...it's not uncommon for it to be in the mid-thirties at 7:00 am and rise to the mid- eighties or even 90's by 2:00 pm. It's one of the things that makes this area good for growing wine grapes; they like cool nights and hot days. So, with autumn in the air, my thoughts turn to sweaters and vests, hats and ponchos...
I seem to have a thing for ponchos this year...
The one of a kind boiled wool vest is gently used, from one of my favorite resale places. The scarf is hand-knit alpaca, purchased at our local "Los Olivos Day in the Country", see previous post. My dear friend Joan, one of the Mothers on Motorcycles, has raised alpacas for 30 years. I also found these alpaca items at the Day in the Country:
charcoal melange slightly fitted jacket,
a black alpaca sweater vest with a curly lamb collar, and
a black wrap sweater with a fur border. Sorry the black items are so hard to see!
A new felt hat, a pair of boots,
two new white shirts
and I'm set to go! (Most of the RTW in my closet is from eBay and various resale places...it's my kind of thrifting!)