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thriftwizard wrote: »
Looking forward to doing this properly next year! I too have vast stashes of fabric & yarn to use up but somehow there never seems to be just the right thing... obviously I need to go to New Zealand to look for it! Or - spin my own.
I am toying with the idea of buying some serious underwear; as my "mopping-up" treatment progresses I will apparently need to keep very warm, throughout January & February, in a house with original Edwardian drafts... so some "combinations" seem a good idea. Silk ones... I have some Christmas & birthday money to spend & could still sneak them in on this year's coupons!
Laura_Elsewhere wrote: »
Interesting - several of us have mentioned changing size as a factor in having/buying lots of clothes...
I still wear clothes that were in boxes for years and years, either from my changing size or from changing style - but as I settle into middle age at 50, I intend to settle into working out what clothes properly suit me, and not keeping everything, let alone buying more of everything!
I shall have to work out walking kit too, as I'm joining the Ramblers in January... I have both modern trainer-type and old-fashioned leather walking-shoes, but am definitely not the lycra and fleece sort! I must work out what works best... starting with their shorter "short and social" walks and hoping to work my way up to longer ones!
I have the Accidental Trousers, which are basically a divided skirt, suitable for most weather, and I also have a blue cotton version just above knee-length which would be practical in warmer weather.
PipneyJane wrote: »
Army surplus woollen combats will are your best bet, Laura, for rambling. They’ll keep you warm. However, for walking in the worst weather, may I suggest that you get a pair of waterproof over-trousers to put over your trousers when it rains? Golf shops will sell them - that’s where I bought mine.
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