We just got in a new huge order of Ultra Alpaca – all the new colors, and restock of all the favorites. I just love this yarn – it’s soft, it comes in dozens of luscious colors, and it’s really reasonably priced. You get 215 yards for under $9, so you can knit a long-sleeved sweater in this luxurious fiber for $60-$80.
For some strange reason, these past few weeks I’ve been totally obsessed with the idea of knitting a skirt. I’ve been particularly focused on a skirt to go with the Chanel Jacket we’re knitting next month. Whatever, I’ve been scouring books, magazines, and the web for just the right design. You know, a knitted skirt is one of things I had imagined would be really unflattering – some kind of clingy thing that accentuates all my worst parts. But the adorable little skirt in the Lace Style Trunk Show really changed my mind. It’s got this little 3x1 rib and then a flirty little ruffle that just swings so sassily when you walk. And we’ve had customers of all different shapes and sizes try it on – looks great on everyone. The fabric gives a bit where it needs to and seems to find the best on every different body.
Sally Melville has a really great skirt in her Color book. She wore it when she was here, and it was just adorable. Hers had a flared skirt with