My husband and I are planning an anniversary trip for early October. I don't think it will be cold enough for a heavy coat, but still cooler than what I will be comfortable in. I think a sweater coat will be the perfect piece. So after pulling through all my yarn stash and looking through my patterns I settled on a yoked, chunky weight sweater jacket. The yarn is an expensive yarn I bought years ago and gave to my mama. Neither of us liked the original planned pattern and sent the yarn back to me recently. I think it must have finally aged enough, because I am liking this sweater. It also helps that I love the mix of the red, burgundy and purple. I'll post more progress as I go along. Basically, as far as I am concerned this is a free sweater coat for me....lol. She decided she didn't want the yarn and all I am out of these 8 years later is my time to spend crocheting it.