I'm thinking half of the fashion burden is in the execution. If you've got a so-so outfit and a great big bunch of confidence, no one notices that coffee stain on your boob area or maybe that your zipper flap is sort of bent outwards and the zipper pull is sticking out.
It could be that all your hair-flipping action is taking the attention away from the flaws, or maybe the well-timed coughs or eye-winks is what keeps others' eyes away from the flaws, but I gotta say it again:
Half of the fashion burden is in the execution. (Wow. Didn't know I could channel Iron Chef.)
Long-time readers will remember that one morning, I went through a hand-me-down pile of clothing, found a red flowered over-sized dress, belted it, and ran off to school thinking I was all the rage with my faux Farrah Fawcett Do (it was "faux" because I used pink foam rollers and a home haircut to achieve the effect). Then, when I came home from a sensational seventh-grade school-day, my mom took one look at me and in horror she said, "Wendy, how'd you get a hold of my old maternity dress?"
So fashion, like knitting, is all in the execution. And I'm not talking about creating a nicely seated stitch, either. I'm talking about color choice. I'm talking about the pattern, or how you alter the pattern to make it work in all the right ways.
So, the bog jacket thingy. One of the commenters from yesterday, Irene, said that she made one nine years ago and her daughter simply wouldn't wear it. Oy. Well, Girlfriend's bog "kimono" (named "kimono" because it won't be a jacket, dang it; I have made some changes) is already off the needles and getting ready to be grafted. And I'm getting worried. I just hope that the alterations I made to Zimmermann's original notes will step it up a notch or two. Not that Elizabeth Zimmermann isn't the bomb.
BTW: I just rec'd some amazing yarn from Posh Yarn. This stuff is dyed to order (dyed to order, friends--and it's not all that pricey) and even though she's in the UK, it arrived fairly quickly and I qualified for free shipping. The multi-color 100% cashmere sock yarn up top is a gift for a friend (see the 10 grams of the contrast color? That's meant for contrast heels and toes) and the chocolate brown is a cotton/silk/cashmere blend for moi. This stuff is so great. (And no, I didn't take the photo yesterday when I took the photo of the bog kimono progress. It's just that Chuck follows me everywhere.)