many thanks for the comment (thanks, lora, i should say) and some of your in person/phonecall opinions on my sweater. i opted to leave off on the crinkly ribbon for a simpler look. it's such a refreshing update on something i would have otherwise had to give away.
when i bought that pretty silk you saw on said sweater, i also scooped up a bunch of other awesome remnants. some of them i bought with specific things in mind... one knit fabric is a perfect match to a t-shirt cardigan i made a few weeks ago, so i am thinking of re-working that project to incorporate it. (thus, a future post!)
another is a really neat african print that i want to turn into a nice tiered skirt.
and then i went in for the guilty pleasure of buying up a bunch of pioneer prints. everyone knows i own every single season of Little House on the Prairie, and when you're as personally invested in the Ingalls as I am, you end up having pioneer clothes envy. i couldn't resist going in for some classic prints.
and this is going to be a table runner, i think.