fake it ’til you make it.

That’s what K. said today when I tried to articulate that I felt the need to at least “look” put-together, even if I don’t feel like it right now. See?

Wednesday, before I got completely soaked below my raincoat and above my boots. Luckily, the torrential rains turned to snow for the walk back home.

And today, before bundling up in a down vest, handspun fingerless mitts, my handspun wurm hat, and my trusty pink spindle-spun cowl.  Hooray for the arrival of handknit weather!

And here is Boh. He doesn’t fake it.

I came home between commitments today to walk Boh, read for fun, and drink a pot of tea.

And start the last repeat of the basic portion of my terra shawl. Thank you all for your kind comments on yesterday’s post. As I work to process the end of a meaningful relationship, I am just so thankful for my craft and for my community, both here in blogland and in real life.


8 thoughts on “fake it ’til you make it.

  1. So sorry about B and your new situation. Just caught up. I really like the outfit with the boots and scarf, very put together looking. And thank goodness you’ve got Boh, he’s a rock.

  2. And here’s Derrida to weigh in on faking it (a line I have inscribed in my journal): “To pretend, I have actually done the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.”

  3. Hey there, rooster! Hang in there. I can say from personal experience that your friend gave you good advice–and you’ll be “making it” before you know it! What you’re feeling now is a sign that it was worth doing, and when the hurt is gone, you’ll always have that. Thinking of you…

  4. Putting together a nice outfit can definitely raise the spirits. Don’t forget to stand tall, it will make you look confident even when you aren’t. And be good to yourself, some pampering is called for.

  5. Wise words. I definitely had some times when the measure of a successful day was not breaking into tears in front of my German class. It’s all about the baby steps … and looking like you’ve got this grown up thing down. Love the blazer, the boots, and terra! And Boh, too, of course. Hang in there and happy weekend!!

  6. You look great! Excellent boots. As superficial as it sounds, I definitely think wearing a nice outfit can actually help you to make it. And Terra is a part of the makings of a new great outfit, so knit on :)

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