Additions and deletions
In fact, I found it to be a relief. We don't get a lot of phone calls and to be honest, I don't miss it, mostly. Life with twins and two dogs is noisy. I don't think I always have to be available--and juggling the folks in my household takes all of my attention a lot of the time. Truthfully, the only time I really thought I should have a phone was back in the spring time, when I had my little surprise trip to the ER and was too sick to use one myself anyhow.
Although I have dropped in on the instagram conversation as a lurker, I realized I wasn't debating things in the way others have. I haven't been wondering how I could make all my own t-shirts, or spelling out the origins of every piece of fabric or yarn in my stash. I haven't sworn off anything much, either. On the other hand, I don't buy a lot new in the first place.
My only recent purchases have been out of necessity. I bought another pair of All Birds Wool sneakers when I visited the US. They are all wool and biodegradable materials, and I have fallen in love with how comfortable they are...and since I am not really up for making my own shoes right now, I'll settle for an ethically made pair, ready for next spring, summer and fall, instead. (winter time in Winnipeg = boots from November to April)
Then, I had (gasp) an underwire pop out of one of those essential female undergarments. I was down to way too few of those anyway, and had to go to The Bay and check out their lingerie sale. Now, I think I bought all of "last year's models" and saved a lot of money. Were all those bras and pairs of underwear made in a place with good working conditions? With a decent minimum wage? I just don't know...but Rome wasn't built in a day. I have to take a middle path about this. There's no way I'll have time to figure out how to make underwear this month. It's just not in the schedule.
I debated cutting off the ribbing at the end, but felt it was risky. This kid is narrow in the hips, so instead, I just basted down the ribbing on the inside, and it forms a double layer band towards the bottom of the sweater. It looks tidy enough on the inside.
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