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I have had this vision of a short, balloon-y skirt for the past few months and I really just want to get it out of my head and into a physical object. I found some yarn and then some more yarn and now that I have the colors down, I have to figure out how to make the skirt look just exactly how I want it. Here is the yarn:

Time to get to work! After that, I believe I will start on a top… or maybe a dress? So much to make, so little time!

Early in the fall, right after I caught the fair-isle knitting bug, I went to the yarn store and picked out a lovely color scheme (wrote it down even!) and promised I would find something to do with it.

Fast forward a few months, and I went back to the same yarn store. In a cleaning frenzy I had thrown out the raggedy receipt that I had scrawled the colors on and was trying to find that color magic. Sadly a key color was not there but I did come up with something kind of similar.

A mix of Koigu that I purchased and that I already had in the stash. The photo doesn’t quite do the colors justice. Also, the moral of this story: if you find a magical color scheme – write it down and DON’T THROW IT OUT. 🙂

I couldn’t help myself. I had to…

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I just bought some pretty fabulous yarn!

It is from Italy and 50% Cashmere and 50% Merino Wool. It is about 1000 yards and some sort of “white that has been dipped in dirty dishwater” color.

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