there I was,
cutting up an early backstrap experiment,
knitting short rows panels with leftover bits of the same walnut dyed yarn
(Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering used double),
and sewing them together.
(at least in the realm of my textile work),
a planner who spends months on tapestry cartoons,
and years bringing ideas to fruition.
But apparently, instead, I am a slave to the thrills and chills of
linen paper yarn from habu textiles that I'd had for years and years and years,
then wove and indigo dyed last summer--
turned out to be the perfect thing to fold over the top edges of the woven fabric
both protecting the cut edges of the woven cloth
and giving the knitted sections sufficient structure to prevent the skirt from falling down.
And when I ran out of the walnut dyed yarn a few inches shy of making it around my butt,
the idea of an indigo button band became a reality.
though most are all that is left of a beloved dress I wore till it was compost.
I've also nurtured definite ideas about mixing woven and knitted structures --
NOT in favor.
But changing my mind has not been as painful as I might have thought.
while taking unintentional and rather grim selfies when trying to show...
made me reassess all my 'never mix never worry' prejudices about knitting and weaving.
Which reminds me of yet another assumption with which this garment has forced me to contend:
does not mean that today,
a couple of months shy of my 57th birthday,
is not a fine time to start.