I was knitting with Jennifer today and told her about what I was thinking of and she confirmed what I thought - I need to make this. Don't worry, Jennifer, I'm not saying you told me to buy this...you thankfully confirmed my suspicions that I just had to make this.
So, this afternoon I ordered the yarn in Adriatic - 17 skeins. Not a cheap effort but a lot more affordable than had it been full price. I can't wait for it to arrive.
I know you are saying "wait a minute isn't she knitting Annikki which is also a coat?" Well, yes, but this is a different coat! I'm also thinking that as cold as we keep our house in the winter these will be well used...yeah, right Estella, justify this one as best you can.