Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
Well, I don’t know about this whole “knitting is the new yoga” thing.Â I myself feel that knitting is the new tae kwon do.Â No wait, I think I mean that tae kwon do is the new knitting.Â No, that doesn’t make sense either.Â Maybe I just mean that tae kwon do is my new knitting.Â Oh, hell, just forget it.Â (I do have to say, however, that I find more stress relief from punching and kicking and yelling than I ever did from the Downward Dog.Â My Dog was plagued by the fact that I am a heavy sweater, even while doing yoga, and my sweatyÂ palms would habitually start to slide away from me, making my Dog look more like a Downward Inchworm as I tried hard to hold onto the damn thing.)
On the knitting front, I am continuing to plug away on the Simple Summer Sweater:
I have gotten up to the point at which I switched to a straight 5×2 rib.Â You can see the side waistline shaping up above, and here is a closeup:
You can see where I’m increasing back out to the bust measurement.Â Now the question is whether or not to include short-row bust darts, and where to put them.Â Big Girl Knits recommends starting the beginning of your bust darts at the level of your bra band.Â I’ll have to think about that a bit.Â My standard practice up until now has been to place the bust darts about 1 1/2 inches below the underarm bindoff.Â
Ellen, I can’t believe you own some Alchemy yarn and you hadn’t told me!Â And I thought we were close!Â Have you been holding out on me about other things as well?
That stuff is seriously gorgeous.Â (Actually, I just like to say it:Â “Alchemy Yarns of Transformation.”Â Not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds pretty cool.Â Maybe I could adopt something similar as my own personal motto:Â “Sarah Woman of Transformation.”Â I realize that sounds a bit like I am a werewolf or shapeshifter, but no matter.)
To finish today, a somewhat gratuitous picture of Hugo hanging out in the armchair:
Â What a sweetie.