I do hope you’ve been having a good first quarter of the year, it’s been a wee bit all over the place for us to be honest with dog issues and the weather cancelling our much needed holiday.
Whilst that is the case, having the holiday being cancelled means I have some more time to update this little space of mine with two items, first this update of my Fashion on the Ration challenge and then secondly (will be a separate blog) what I’m going to be doing with my items.
As you’ll be aware I’m keeping myself to the 1941 Clothing Rations, mainly so that I a) make an effort with my wardrobe and b) don’t overbuy yarn which is a habit of mine.
With this in mind, I’ve got my first two items that I’ve bought in this first quarter, firstly a pair of Lucy and Yak dungarees, in black. These were bought because my only other pair of pants that are suitable for proper wear went in the crotch, as such I needed something to wear. I’m hoping to fix my other dungarees but need to make sure I do it in a way which won’t make them worse.
Anyway I really wanted the corduroy version but they didn’t have a colour which tickled my fancy and I thought the black ones would suit a wide range of my clothes. To be honest the black still feels very harsh and I’m hoping at some point the colour bleeds out a wee bit to they become muted. Quite hilarious having been a goth in my younger years!
Dungarees = 6 coupons
Next up is 8 balls of 50g yarn, Drops Nord in the colour way blush. Now I know I currently have two cardigans on the go (both of which are in the naughty corner, hence why there hasn’t been an update) and I’m also knitting a Jan Sweater but the Vintage Ravelry group I’m in started another knit-a-long and I normally never do these. I’m just not fast enough but the last knit-a-long gave me the push to knit my Peggy Vest, so I’m going to be using this challenge to knit up another top.
The blush colour way is so out of my league it’s unbelievable, I don’t own anything in this colour but once I’d decided on my pattern I knew I wanted a colour to match, so it’s going to be an exciting knit. Just going to knit up my Jan Sweater first so at least one project is finished before I start a new one.
8 balls of 50g yarn = 8 coupons.
Both items = 14 coupons
Starting Ration Points = 66
Ration Points Left = 52
Overall, I’m happy with my first lot of “Ration Spending,” I’ve been wearing the dungarees for a week now so will be keeping track on how long they last, which will give me an idea of when I need to buy next, fingers crossed for a while. I’ll be keeping more an eye out for these ones and once the crotch starts to go I’ll be reinforcing it and doing my best to keep them going.
With regards to the yarn, I’ll be making sure I make my top, knowing how many points it’s taken from me (more than the dungarees), I’m going to have to make it worth the amount!