Monday, August 12, 2013

Chevron Skirt, v 2.0

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As I said, I ran out of yarn.  With two rows left, I ran out, but the end of knitting this skirt is at the inside of the back waistband, so I improvised with something vaguely similar and called it good enough.  Nobody but me (well, and now you) will ever know. 

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I put it on, gave Dean the camera, and went out into the yard. 

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I always tell him that his job is to take photos of the project, not photos of me.  He is so good at literally everything, and thus, as usual, I like his pictures of the thing I made so much better than I like the project itself. 

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I also always tell him to make sure my bum doesn’t look too big, but there’s only so much a man can do. 

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This is my second crack at this pattern, shortened a lot this time, and with the stripe pattern improvised to accommodate my brown and gray leftovers.  The main color is one skein of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool in oatmeal or natural or whatever, leftover from this.  If I’d added one more brown stripe somewhere, I wouldn’t have run out, but it didn’t matter in the end.  With boots and tights, I think this skirt will end up being kind of a uniform for fall and winter.  One of those wardrobe essentials you don’t even have to think about, because it goes with everything.  I love that.