My daughter is not quite two-and-a-half, yet she is already very precise about what she likes to wear and what not. She loves dresses, but out of all the ones she owns, she only likes one. It is a colourful jersey dress that is A-shaped and has the right amount of swing to it. Whenever she puts that dress on (and if she ever wears a dress, it is that one, because the other ones "do not fit" according to her), she turns and turns and says "I'm a princess".
I started the post with a seemingly unrelated story to only tell you that whenever I put on my new FO, I also turn and pretend to be flapping my wings. Alas, I do not exclaim I were a princess. I feel much more of a bat. In a good way.
This was a very satisfying knit that went faster than I ever thought it would. It goes well with dresses and skirts. I was fearing it was a knit that would only work with skinny jeans. And I have not worn jeans in over two years now, let alone skinny jeans that make me look like a stuffed wurst.
I guess we've come to a loosely-fitted-knits stage right now, far evolved from fitted knits that were once so in. Up until the point before putting the finished sweater on for the first time, I was not convinced it would work for my body shape. After all, it goes against everything what Amy Herzog preaches. But I kept knitting on, trying to convince myself that the twisted-stitch-rib will provide a vertical catch at the front, making it look less ... well, less boxy.
It looks as if it works. I could picture another, wintery version of this in a more wooly yarn. And maybe a cable panel at the front? I only need to find the time to knit it.