After many, many (many) years knitting things that go on the top half of my body & things that cover feet (LOTS of things that cover feet) I stumbled across a really cute pattern for a skirt. I have a subscription to Interweave Knits and the Swirl Skirt in the Summer 2011 issue just jumped out at me. I resisted - knitted skirts tend to sag in the derriere area after you've been sitting down in them for any length of time. Not a Good Look. The pattern called my name again. I weakened slightly & looked on Ravelry (where I am Knitspingirl - huge surprise there!) It seems that because this skirt is knit on the bias (diagonally) derriere sagging isn't a problem. But I didn't have the 8ply cotton the pattern called for. Good excuse, hey? Then a Bendigo Woollen Mills envelope arrived in the mail announcing big discounts for a short time on all yarns, but especially cotton. My fate was sealed.
I cast on as soon as my pretty blue cotton arrived, striping it out with some varigated wool from the stash in blues/purples/greens. I love it! I finished it off this morning with the lovely company of friends in Evoke, which made the boring task of whip-stitching the waistband down bearable (thanks girls!)
I don't normally wear skirts this short, but I kinda like it! It's a bit clingy & hugs my curves a bit, but it's super comfy. Now I just hope it doesn't sag!!