she was planning to devote herself to shoveling
and finishing her skirt,
in the last week
she managed to do both
if not much else.
then rough basting with cotton yarn
so I could measure and calculate
for the button band.
the buttons were the most traumatic part of this,
including the sett drama at the very beginning.
but it was not hard to notice my relative reactions
to the overwhelming abundance
of what is supposed to be a fabric store
and the joy of having one piece
of very plain cloth
waiting at home.
When I first chose the values of yarn
I assumed I'd use the darker of the two
for the knitted panels.
But you can see that the button band above
(which I did knit in the darker value)
looks significantly darker than the woven cloth,
though somewhat lighter,
blend in with the woven cloth
with more subtlety.
I can only conclude that the knitted cloth
has so many shadows
that it reads darker than it is
thus making it blend in with the whole.
A good thing to note for future skirts --
sometimes those knitted panels
might want to take center stage!
before replacing the basting with actual yarn/thread
allowed me to adjust position
of hte woven and knitted panels
and thus the size of specific areas,
so that the skirt would drape just as I wanted.
Despite the 10 F temps yesterday,
(definitely a two sweater day),
it was also wonderfully cozy to wear outside--
it drapes and stretches,
so I can take big steps but also not get tangled in cloth.
a little more clearly how it fits.
I sat down on the floor
and spun cotton on my book charkha,
the skirt stretching where I did --
no binding or funky leg positions necessary.
sartorial satisfaction is a thing--
and the flamingo and I are pretty pleased it ourselves.
It was bright out there!
with my smug expression ,
here's the view from the top
(golly gee I DO love these textures)
and a few specs:
The Skirt itself is 32" long.
It weighs 405g --approx 14 oz
Owing to the sett miscalculation mentioned above
I have another 75 ish inches of fabric left --
enough for a knee length three panel Sarah-Dippity
or a mid thigh length four panel one.
But it is snowing again.
and since I now have something cozy to wear,
it's time to get back to whatever I was doing
a couple of weeks ago.
What was it again?