Why do I love gray so much?

When I received the October 2012 Burda Style Magazine I flipped through the pages and thought it was a good, darn issue.  Then I got to pattern #135, a self described “Designer Short Coat” and literally squealed.  Yes, I wanted to make a coat in the worst way.  Of course I live in California and fall is hot around these parts, so making a coat wasn’t that appealing.  It’s now a bit cooler and I got stuck in a traffic jam the other day – stuck rather close to Stonemountain with the room of half priced wools.  I saw that as a sign to go buy some wool fabric.  I was spoiled for choice in the half price section but fell for the gray Italian herringbone wool coating that came in a crazy $11/yard.  Seriously.

For the lining I’m using this piece of stashed silk floral.  Sure it’s not a fabulous, statement making match but I do already own it and probably won’t use it for anything else.  Plus I like copper, so sue me.

I must now trace off the pattern and make a muslin but I have to get up in the middle of the night and go to work so that won’t happen for a while.

For the knitters in the crowd, here’s a link to my newest favorite sweater.  I even bought the book the pattern is published in…I know!  Now I just need to hope for a traffic jam by a yarn store.