Since the day the pattern first appeared on ravelry, I have been thinking about this sweater. The stars were slowly aligning and finally, yesterday, I purchased the pattern and today, am anxious to get started. Mine will be cardigan-ized so will look more like this version.
The first star hopped into place at the Church garage sale and auction last June. One of the members, a lady somewhat more of a certain age than I am, donated two Scottish, pure wool, pleated skirts for auction. I loved them both. One was in shades of green and one in shades of brown. I tried them on and they both fit. The decision was strictly colour. I chose the brown and was winning bidder.
Being June, and in no rush to wear a wool skirt, I hung it in the closet to let the idea of what to wear with it start to percolate. Sure, I probably have a cardigan or two that together with a white blouse would look nice. But I wanted to take this skirt over the top. It had been lovingly cared for by a lady I see frequently. She only donated it because she is no longer a size 10. Or 16. Like getting out the good china for company, or shaving my legs mid-winter, I want her to know that it is special to me.
Another star fell into place when I went stash diving. I have lots of these yarns.
Oct 2, the last star fell into place. That was the day that my Collingwood knit group and I, along with knitters from Southampton and Meaford went on our Wool & Wine Tour. We stopped at Riverside Yarns in Owen Sound and there I found this colour of Cascade 220 Superwash DK.
The perfect colour combo for a great sweater for my skirt.
A swatch is probably in order. My fingers though will have to take a tranquilizer as they are itching to get started.