I had lunch yesterday with the wonderful Cara. Hope that you're enjoying your Boston weekend, Cara, and thanks for lunch!
Have you ever seen a knitting pattern and immediately fixated on knitting said pattern?
I'm not a Rowan subscriber, and I fluctuate about whether or not to become one. The designs are consistently great. The patterns, however, run on the small side for my not-very-petite frame (and I'm not a large woman--especially by American standards these days). Often the entire size range is too small for me. I'm not going to pay for patterns that I have to resize when there are loads of great patterns that will fit me from the get-go. Apparently, no woman in Rowan-land has a chest measurement larger than 38 inches (and if their models are any indication, that number is a lot smaller). If Rowan were to realize that some women do, actually, run larger and add a few sizes at the upper end, I'd be first in line for a subscription.
I digress. Back to Dava's pattern. I looked at the measurements, and I could get myself into an extra large, maybe a large. The recommended yarn? Summer Tweed! Such yarn loveliness I discovered at Liberty last spring. Unfortunately there will be no trip to Liberty this spring. Not really a problem, because I can find Rowan locally.
The design will go perfectly with an asymmetrically hemmed skirt I just bought. This has all the makings of a great outfit.