I finished Acer just in time for Rhinebeck. Not totally in time for the whole thing, but in time for at least Sunday and that seems like it still counts. I was feeling pretty good about how the whole thing was going, when I realized the night before that I had no buttons for it. I went through the whole button stash and couldn’t find a single one that was perfect, and I needed five. One quick trip to WEBS later, as we made our way from the Boston Airport to Rhinebeck, and the buttons were in hand.
I pretty much took leave of my senses and forgot thread though, so when I went to sew them on on Saturday morning (after I set the sleeves in for the second time – the first time they went all Princess Diana puff sleeve on me) I was screwed. I went to the fair without it. I’d buy thread at the fair, I figured. Pro-tip. There is no thread at the fair, near as I could figure, I found some at the grocery store (I know!) on the way home that day.
Buttons addressed, Acer made her inaugural run on Sunday, which was totally cold enough to make me wonder why the hell I thought a cabled sweater with lace was a good idea, but it’s not her fault that I was under-dressed. Other than the freezing cold part, it’s a good sweater, I think. I’m still on the fence about the colour, but really – how many orange/rust/red/brown sweaters does one woman need?
The best part about wearing it on Sunday? I met the designer, while I was wearing it, and I think it was fun for both of us.
(PS: Mum, See? I’m totally wearing those boots you gave me, and they are really comfortable. Try to focus on that and overlook the felafel spill on my jeans.)
(PPS: Photos by the clever Caro Sheridan. Except for the selfie of me and Amy. I did that one.)