People seem to write of September as the ultimate buzzkill month (back to school, beaches closed, no more linen) but if you look beyond the naysayers, September can be summer's quiet time.
Even so, my thoughts are slowly turning to fall and winter knits. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a skirt I saw in Annie Modesitt's new book. And, while perusing Ravelry one fine day, I remembered that I have long coveted this skirt by Véronik Avery. [Just as an aside, and I totally mean this in a non-stalkerish kinda way, but I was quite excited to find Véronik on Ravelry. I mean, like, she's so cool and all. She even has her own Ravelry group, Very Véronik. I, of course, joined.]
I have long had two hesitations about this knit. First the weight. How much is this skirt going to weigh--especially if I need to make it longer than the pattern's original length? Second, how does it wear? I don't want to work months and months on a beautiful thing, only to have it snagged by an errant rivet on some subway bench.
Finally, when the pattern was released I didn't think that I knew enough about knitting to do this pattern justice. Now I think that I do. And I still have the pattern somewhere. In storage. That could be the new motto around here. "I have that! In storage." I say this at least three times a week.
Pepperknit was raving about this skirt back in April (see, I know this thanks to you-know-what). Based on her positive review, I'm tempted to cast on for the skirt right now and knit the pattern as written (perhaps altering for length).
"But wait!" you say. "What about the book/yarn embargo?" Yeah, what about it? You see, thanks to a generous blog enabler, urrr, reader, a copy of the book lusted after in yesterday's post is on its way to me as I write. What better way to warm up to a whole book of Véronik than by indulging in one of her earlier designs?
You can see what my mind is doing here. This is how I'm justifying a yarn purchase.
"Fine," you reply. "Knit the darn skirt. Have fun digging through your storage space until you find that Interweave issue. Do you even know which box it's in?"
No. I don't.
"Yup, can't knit the skirt without the pattern, can you?"