Tuesday, April 1, 2014
As I write this, the predicted high for today in Central Illinois is 48 degrees. But we've had a couple nice days in the past few weeks, and I'm optimistic that warmer weather really is on its way.
Last spring, I started hearing chatter about my high school class planning a 20-year reunion. At the 10-year-reunion, I was still an at-home mom/ private piano & voice teacher, so I knew I'd get some looks of confusion when people asked me what I was up to these days and I replied, "I write knitting patterns." So I decided I'd design something unique and fun to wear to the reunion.
At the time I was working on this design, I still didn't know if the reunion was going to be a fancy dinner or a night at the carnival beer tent, so my goal was to come up with something that would look equally good paired with shorts or dressed up with dress pants and jewelry. My favorite way to wear this top is over dark denim capris.
As it turned out, only 10 couples bought tickets for the dinner a couple of my classmates so generously planned, so the whole thing was cancelled due to lack of interest & funds. But I am still pleased with the summer top that I now have and can wear to all sorts of warm-weather occasions!
You can find the pattern on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop. Size/skill/materials needed information are listed in those two places.