I found some crazy yarn called Smania at Jo-Ann Fabric. I say crazy because it is multicolored and covered with netting. I can’t explain it better than that. Anyway, I thought that the multicolor would be great for me — the hot pink would go great with my swimsuit and the netting would disguise any evidence that I had been sitting in a wet tankini swimsuit. I bought all the skeins in the bargain bin for 75 cents each. After sifting through many skirt patterns, I found one in Vogue Knitting Magazine.
I started and finished the skirt quickly. And it was my first venture in lace. Then it sat in my drawer for a long time because it was winter. Now with the hot weather, we’ve been visiting the pool, and I wore it today for the first time. It works just as I imagined. Love when that happens. After putting it on and taking it off a few times in one afternoon, I think it is harder to tell that there are wet and dry areas on it than if I wore a solid colored skirt. I love success.