Shocking! (a long story, long overdue)
Once upon a time, in March of aught six, I started a skirt. I started Ms. Avery’s Shocking! skirt (my Rav link), with Mission Falls wool. It quickly became apparent, however, that I would never have enough yarn to finish it, and Mission Falls being rather dear, I started another version with leftover cheapo yarn.
(cheapo version. Also disturbingly Americana.)
And, as projects that are made from inappropriate, hand-hurting yarn often do, it sat for a while. I picked it up once but it still went no where. So it sat. Finally the light came on and I got some Cascade 220. At that point, my hands said yessssssssss.
The tease shot…
The colors! A little wild, eh?
The finished skirt in action!
An admittedly awkward pose, but the skirt is very comfortable and wearable. This initial wearing was at my piano studio recital in the spring (everyone played great, by the way!). With happy-hand yarn, the skirt was finished quickly and easily, albeit with some of my typical changes that result from intuiting the pattern instead of actually reading it. Although there was a little pattern weirdness on the color changes, and I just did a three-needle bind off instead of grafting at the end. And I changed the hem. And the waistband.
And anyway, I love it. What do you think?