This winter has been dreadfully cold and icy, but spring feels near. We've passed Daylight Savings Time now, and had some days in the low 40s. I like to take an afternoon walk around the pond on the right when my head is too full of spreadsheets. Today was not one of those nice days, though. I got these pictures during a brief break in the swirling, thick snow that fell all day.
I was discouraged to see more snow, but it didn't stick. In any case, the colder weather is a great excuse to wear this thick, soft knit skirt!
I frogged this skirt a good four times. At first, I couldn't get the waistband right. Though Barbara Walker's book suggests using elastic, zippers, buttons, or a cord to hold up a skirt, I wanted simple ribbing. The yarn itself was gifted to me in the same secondhand batch as the pink baby blanket, but the labels were lost and I wasn't sure of the type or weight. I did know that it was probably acrylic, maybe worsted weight or thicker, and especially stretchy. This meant that I had to get to a ridiculously small number of stitches to get a waistband that would stay up. For the first few rows at the top, it looked like I was making a hat. However, I kept trying it on as I worked and it stretched a lot.
I learned more through this project: