Sunday, February 05, 2006
I've been noticing lately that a large proportion of my clothes are dark gray, black, gray, and for a little variety, light gray. While this might be extra-stylish in New York, around here, it make me look… well, perhaps, a bit grim. It has been a dreary winter, after all. My primarily-primary-colors-wearing mother is appalled. But it’s practical! Doesn’t stain! Hides cat hair! Or so I tell any detractors. Besides, it will be a good basic background for any exciting knitting projects I’l someday finish (haha).
So, the other day, I fell to the wiles of the clearance rack. I usually don’t buy new clothes (most often: thrifty shops), but it’s been a long winter and I’ve been thinking about a bit of variety. There it was- a fetching, cheap cherry-pink cardigan sweater! With odd plastic fasteners! I told myself I’d replace the fasteners with something nicer from the local yarn store, and decided to go daring in my clearance pink. I never wear pink, but this one has a certain toned-down hue that makes it bearable. I’m wearing it for the first time today. While tending the fire, I looked down and saw on one cheery pink sleeve…BLACK SOOT! Aha!
My monochrome wardrobe and I are vindicated! (But I'll still sometime be pink at work, in an attempt to cheer up my beige cubicle.) And speaking of pink, FW is trolling the internet beside me right now, looking up salmon recipies. Mmmmm....