i love wearing skirts

i love getting all dolled up.

i love spring because it's about wearing skirts, celebrating warmer weather, and showin' some skin. i've never, however (hey! rhyme!) loved handknit skirts, but that's more a case of preference.

and while i don't think the flower shaped skirt is at all pretty (and really, i rarely like all the patterns in knitty anyway), i REALLY think there's zero sense in designating it as a surprise pattern, that is a heavy wool skirt, shared with the public on may 24.

the designer even says:

"It's almost spring where I am, but not quite; the snow is still on the ground but I've had enough of the cold. I needed something to kick winter's ass and herald spring's return. So this skirt was dreamed up while I was looking through a book of flower studies and plotting spring's resurrection.
It's made in bright tropical colors to chase away the winter blues but the wool yarn is thick and sturdy so the skirt holds its shape and also keeps your legs nice and warm just in case winter kicks back."

even in colorado, there's not much likelihood in winter kicking back by memorial day - much less would i have the time to knit a skirt in the unlikely chance it does.


littlegoat Thursday, May 25, 2006 3:32:00 pm  

That's the most hideous article of clothing I've ever seen. I know I'm mean, but, geez, WHY?!

Surprise! We got you a pattern for a colorful diaper.

Lisa Thursday, May 25, 2006 6:00:00 pm  

That is a horrific skirt (but I'm sure the designer doesn't think so)

I'm not one for knitted skirts...except that I think the one on the cover of Vogue Knitting is very purty......I learned how to crochet recently, so I may try it! It uses very small needles, though (yuck!)

heatherfeather Thursday, May 25, 2006 8:59:00 pm  

to be fair, it's mostly microfiber, but really, a warm skirt at the beginning of june?

and ugly ugly ugly. i read somewhere else that she's had 2 designs rejected by knitty before (at least she's designing) and is the mastermind behind this sexxy thang.

Anonymous Friday, May 26, 2006 12:29:00 pm  

I'm totally with you on the skirt. Ick. Maybe Knitty uses the term "surprise" more broadly than we've been applying it. As in, "Today we're surprised that no one can come up with anything better to submit than this skirt, so we're posting it."

I do like the tea cozy, though.

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