Apr 04 2012
Something I’ve struggled with since moving here to sunny Southern California from my beloved windy city is weather-appropriate garb. Coming from Chicago, I am addicted to lots and lots of layering. But holy moly, I overheat easily so this weather has been throwing me for a loop. Figuring out the right fabrics and balancing the garments breath is a pretty high priority for me. I miss my knitted items! Most of the things I’ve knit for myself over the years are of the toasty warm, squishy, cozy genre. I’ve been daydreaming of something I could layer with and still be comfortable temperature-wise.
I think I’ve figured it out finally! This version is a gift for a friend who is also a recent transplant to this warm climate who I thought might be missing these layering pieces just as much as me. This is done in that lovely MadelineTosh Merino light that I just bought a few weeks ago (I was excited to use it!) from the Purl Soho warehouse in Tustin. The fabric turned out nicely airy but not fluffy; it still has enough weight to give a good drape to the finished fabric. I have to knit one for myself now— thinking maybe some sort of coral color, something peppy & springy.
*my husband loves to try to get me to laugh when my automatic timer is counting down. sometimes he succeeds. Today is our third wedding anniversary. We are such lucky, lucky assholes. <3