I Terrorized An Old Lady For This Sweater
Yeah, I’m not proud but whatevs. Look at this beauty:
Did anyone else catch the craziness of the Missoni opening at Target on Tuesday? I did.
Remember, this was the same day I was so tired I thought I might fall over any minute? However, Oldest has been borrowing my hairbrush every morning and it was causing snarls (and not just in my hair), so I headed over to Target after dropping the kids off at school. I vaguely remembered that the Missoni stuff was coming in that day and thought it might be nice to browse, on my way to pick up a hairbrush. If I remembered to stay awake.
Target opens at 8. I arrived at 8:32 am. First sign of something odd: the parking lot was full, which is unheard of on a weekday morning in September. I still wasn’t prepared for walking in to mayhem. People were swooping down on the displays like starving vultures. Accessories was bare. Housewares was bare. The shoe section looked like it had been ravaged by particularly stylish raptors — sort of Jurassic Park meets The September Issue. I grabbed a few things off the clothing racks and headed to the dressing room with a herd of other women. Look, I was tired and my defenses were down; that’s my excuse.
I grabbed this sweater — literally — out of the hands of a woman who had just come out of the dressing room and was handing it back to the clerk. I tried it on in front of the mirror. It looked good. A tentative older lady sidled up to me, pointing at the sweater. “Are you?….”
“I’m buying it,” I snapped and she backed away quickly. I ended up hauling ass to the checkout before anyone could grab it out of my cart. At the checkout, people had their carts piled high with everything Missoni. Kids’ clothes, adult clothes, blankets, trash baskets. I envisioned houses where entire families blended into their surroundings or worse, gave each other constant migraines. I guess you have to hope they were all buying for the resale market. I mean, this stuff is so distinctive, I can’t really see wanting a wardrobe full of it. Not to mention, it ain’t cheap.
In sewing news, I’ve been working on New Look 6538. Remember the corduroy skirt I flung aside in exasperation because it was too hot? Yeah, well, the temps have come down and I finally started working on it. This is how far I’ve gotten:
Here’s a pic of the pattern so you can see the design better:
I’m making view C on the left, but I also like View A with the front buttons and pockets. Look for that in my fall rotation!
I thought of wearing the skirt with the sweater:
But no. They sort of “go” but I don’t think they’re close enough to the same color family, and I’m pretty sure the heavy corduroy will look odd with the lightweight rayon knit. Oh well, I have plenty of black to match with the sweater.
For those of you who’ve read this far and are still worried about my brushless offspring, fear not. I grabbed a pack of combs at the checkout.