Summertime in New York. Hot, muggy, yek. So we hit the pool a lot at Chez G. No, not OUR pool but city pools. Particularly, Jones Beach. We LURVE Jones Beach pool. This summer, I bought a one piece suit, cuz let’s be real: I ain’t gonna look good in no two piece!
Now, the one piece looked fine enough, but I wanted/needed a cover-up. I consulted with my favorite designer, Anne Hanson (ya’ll remember her right? HEHEHE!). I originally thought to maybe do a shawl and wrap it around me like a sarong and she said, “Oh, but have you seen Sangria??”
To me, Sangria is my all-time favorite wine from the Dominican Republic. Sweet. Manischewitz is the only thing that I’ve found close to it here. No surprise that Anne’s Sangria is going to be my new favorite bathing suit cover-up!
I wanted it short and flirty so I didn’t do too many repeats of the different charts. It came out PERFECTLY!!!!!!!!! I didn’t even block it. Just put it on.
When I walked out of the house it barely covered my
humongous gigantous voluptous trunk. I don’t have and won’t post pictures of that scene. HEHEHE But it looked so cute! When we got to the pool, my girlfriend says, “That’s not the skirt you told me you were making for the summer.” I said, “Yes, it is.” She goes, “Gitthefuckouttahere!!!!” I said, “Yep.” She goes, “WHERE THE HELL IS MINE?!?!?!”
ON WITH THE PICTURES!
After a good dunk in the pool, this is what my skirt looked like when I got home:
It grew an inch or twelve!! Blocking. The miracle of lace knitting.
Anne, thanks so much for recommending this pattern. I am so in love with it and I looked like a SEXY BEAST with it on! Lots of admiring looks, males and females. Heh! It covered up my ASSets very well, thank you! SMOOCHES!!
Pattern: Sangria Skirt
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Worsted in Terra Cotta
Cost: $2.49 per skein (used 8 skeins, total cost: $19.92 ROCK ON!!!!)
Gauge: 20 sts = 4″ on size 6 needles in stockinette
Needles: Size 5 thru 9 Webs Bamboo Interchangeables
Started: June 11, 2007
Finished: June 21, 2007