It might have been the delightfully cool week we had at the beginning of August or the Fall clothing catalogs starting to trickle in, but I've got fall clothing on the brain. I'll even admit to geeking out and checking the fall color forecast so that my knitting could be matched to what would be hitting stores soon. It seems that purples and blues are going to be big along with the usual neutrals of black and brown. If any of you can wear mustard yellow that's also big. You can go to Anthropologie and get about 8 sweaters in this color. Mustard yellow being out of the question, purple was chosen as the color to add to my mostly neutral wardrobe of black and gray. Thinking about the things I like to wear, a little purple cardi to wear over shirts seemed like the perfect thing to knit right now.
Over on One planet yarn and fiber they were having a sale on some Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Luster in cassis that looked like would work like a charm. Originally the thought was to add a bit of cable work on the cardi to spice up the design. But my swatches soon showed that the yarn cleverly hides most decorative stitches. Those ideas will have to be tabled for a different yarn and I'll just use some buttons to make the design a little different than what anyone could buy in the store.