No sewing FO today – it’s done, and I even wore it out, but was too lazy to get dressed today and take a photo. Soon. And while I’m on the sewing thing, can I just say – ain’t nothing like sewing to make you feel fat. Or at least like you have the hugest waist in the world. I made a pair of pants the other day, the largest size it came in (Betsy Ross “Fancy Pants”) and they were wayyyy too small in the waist.
Of course, I’ve finally realized that since I don’t wear pants at my natural waist, I need to pick even bigger sizes. Like 20. Or 22. And what is up with sewing patterns? There’s design ease built in, but they don’t tell you how much – just to “fit” a magical 16 which is a 36″ bust (which I have) and a 26.5″ waist (which I most definitely don’t have). Arghhhhhhh.
Anyway, enough whining. Must exercise more. Eat less sugar.
Onto the knitting, which isn’t so hot today either:
Whoops. I should’ve paid more attention to the modifications I made in the raglan on the body. Riiiiip. Well, at least it’s going pretty quickly and I just have this raglan to redo and the other sleeve.
I bought some Knitpicks Main Line while it was on sale ($1.97 USD, how can you beat that?!) in blueberry and cocoa, and I’m working up a sweater in the blueberry. It’s based on the “Greek Pullover” from…the Interweave with the Union Square Market Pullover on it. I actually wanted to follow the pattern, but of course I’m changing it quite a bit. Can’t seem to get away from that.
The yarn is nice, but it really is quite heavy! Much thicker than I was anticipating. It’ll be a quick knit, I think – I already had to rip out 3″ that I’d knit yesterday, but am back on track after some quality TNG time.
I’m in a mood tonight. A cranky one, can you tell? I’m working on sewing up a dress out of that brown paisley, and I chose to do the size 8 based on a recommendation – the bust is very oversized (44″!) and I didn’t want to be swimming in fabric, so I emailed Erin of a dress a day, who has made the same one, and asked her. Turns out we have about the same measurements (including the thick waist) and she said the 8 was good. But I’m worried. Oh well, if it’s too small I can either a) run more often and lose some damn weight (would also help in the fitting into the clothes I have department) or b) give it to someone smaller.
Enough rambling for tonight.