I’m really digging the clothes that are in the shops right now. Texture, layering, knitwear…. I’m not a big shopper, so finding a season full of great clothes is always an unexpected pleasure. But I’m falling in love with every sweater in the shops when the budget won’t play along. Grrr.
Then I realized that
1) I’m a knitter
2) I have already ponied up the cash for yarn and it’s waiting at home
Plan: Knit a sweater I’d buy.
Pattern: Textured Circle Shrug, available for free
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, 865 olive heather
A lovely, fast knit. It took less than three weeks. People complain about the ribbing section, but I just worked at it steadily – after all, it’s the kind of knitting you can do while reading or watching TV. The kind of knitting that goes well with life.
And now I have a sweater that goes well with fall.