Getting ready for my annual trip to Northern Michigan means one thing: New Sweater!
For many seasons, it’s been a loose Chez Chic tradition to always be sporting something fresh and unique to my wardrobe when I travel! This summer, at the TNNA Show, I had this to keep me company…
But, this time around, I’m going up a ways, where even though it’s still warm (ne, hot) during the daylight hours, it can get rather cool, rather quickly, in the evenings (and mornings), and something with lightweight, long sleeves is welcome.
After the samples were done for the show, I started in on a Basic Chic V-Neck Cardi for myself. This is one of those designs born from desire: I wanna wear it; I gotta have it.
This one is in a cotton blend — something called TUSCON (from the Plymouth Co.) — and it is just the right transitional weight to wrap up the summer and wrap me comfortably in the Northern Mich air.
I am actually almost finished with the second sleeve, so all that’s left is a little minor finishing, but I thought it would be interesting to show how the piece looks WITH or WITHOUT sleeves.
This always triggers a goofy recollection for me! When I’ve traveled to Paris, in a restaurant,
when you order water
I would like water.
Je voudrais l’eau.
zhuh voo-dray l-oh
which BTW, is not free, but bottled, the waiter (never a waitress) always asks Gasse / non-Gasse? Which, to my surprise, once my giggling fit was over, was understood to mean with or without carbonation. Oh. Eau. We won’t even speculate why the concept of *gas* is just too tickly for moi, but tell the truth, it might be for you too! ;p
Along with the cotton-blend BCVN, there’s another glorious sweater in the house that I’ve edited the sleeves off of, just for grins! I like the idea of many variations on this style — it is easy to do, because of the in-the-round nature of the design.
Isn’t this the most luscious color? It is Dream in Color CLASSY in Vino Veritas.
So I’m envisioning, cap, short, then long sleeves, better go look for some more yarn in the stash…