On Friday I went shopping for a new dress to wear to a wedding we are going to this Saturday. I tried on a bunch and found one that I actually liked. Here’s the thing, though – it was sleeveless – and I sort of hate the way my arms look. As I stood there in the dressing room, looking at myself in the mirror and contemplating my options I reminded myself that it was $30(!!) and I reasoned that I could wear a shawl to cover my arms. I know wearing a shawl all evening isn’t practical but I also know that once I have a martini or two in me I won’t care so much how my arms look and I can take it off. It was a little big but it was $30(!!!) and I figured Lois could fix it up so that it would fit me just fine so I bought it.
It’s a pretty floral pattern that actually reminds me of Monet’s waterlilies with lots of green and a bit of lavender and purple thrown in. As I was driving home from the store and mentally running down the list of shawls that I have I wasn’t really hitting on anything green. Nevertheless I was sure I would find something that would match once I got home.
You know where this is going, right? There was nothing. No. Thing. That. Matched. Not green, not purple, not lavender. There was, however, some lovely green Douceur et Soie yarn in my stash, that blended perfectly with the darkest green in the dress.
I can totally knit a flower basket shawl in a week.