One of the problems with travelling from a warm climate to a cold climate is what to wear in that transition between countries. I chose to make some trousers from my knit trouser block which I used to make my One Year One Outfit trousers.
I teamed the trousers with a funnel necked top made from a beautiful fine wool from Knitwit. The top is self-drafted and is the same as my Lottie dress only more fitted and shorter.
As a travelling outfit this worked really well. The trousers are actually fleecy on the inside but look woven on the outside. A perfect combination as they look a bit less casual than track suit pants, but that’s really what they are!
We travelled very late at night – we never seem to go anywhere at a civilised hour and here I am at the airport considering a quick glass of bubbly.
The trouser fabric was actually left over from another make, so I was pleased to have it gone from my stash, although I still have a small amount remaining.
This outfit has been perfect for our first stop which is New York. The red top washes like a dream and dries overnight, and it is a great layering piece.
Here we are overlooking the skating rink in Central Park. It is 6.15 am and the park is full of joggers, dogs, and a few skaters having lessons.
This is quite a famous avenue of trees in Central Park, and I did want to see it after a snow, I think it would be magical. Having said that, the weather is really mild, so we are very lucky.
I am wearing my reversible Lotus blossom hat which I shrank in the washing machine so it now fits me perfectly. I am also wearing a neck warmer/cowl/snood which is Burberry “inspired” and is a free pattern on Ravelry. I made this cowl a few years ago now, and have also made it for a couple of my friends. I am actually considering making a black one for Mark because it is so warm.
Top and trousers are self-drafted in my pattern making class, hat is from Cat Bordhi’s book “A treasury of magical knitting”. Unseen are my red and black leopard skin undies and hand knitted socks.