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.