A funny thing happened on my bike ride last week.  I rode into town on a gorgeous spring day and accidentally bought this yarn…..I don’t know how it happened!

Even though it was a particularly warm day, we are back to chilly, wet March days and I think another vest is needed for my wardrobe.  I’ve had this pattern for a while and, even though it looks like a fall vest, decided I needed to knit it.

The yarn is lusciously soft (why that matters for a vest, I don’t know…) but I have cast on and am knitting away.

Marie, who designed the lovely Pressed Flowers Carry-All, has introduced a pattern series in celebration of the women in your life and the first pattern is Blackberry Buckle.   It is knit in the lovely Misti Alpaca which is so soft!  I love the wine cork toggles!  I think Marie’s stories will be as interesting as her patterns.

My lace project is languishing a bit because I haven’t had much couch time, but I have a bunch of BBC dramas lined up, so perhaps I will forge ahead.