I'll be in Florida! And not a moment too soon, either. Phil's out of town on business this week, and all I can say is Single Mother + Working Full Time + Caring For 2 Kids = Hard Work. It'll be nice to get away (I know, I just got back from Paris) and spend some time with Phil, and enjoy the beach...
Mmmmm, the beach. That reminds me, I really must get to shopping for a new bathing suit and shorts and the like, because my size 14 threads just won't cut it anymore, me thinks.
I'm still basking in the glow of finally getting the Pacific Islands stole off the needles and blocked. I'll post proper pictures of the entire oeuvre this weekend, I promise. I really want to show this off properly, and to take halfway decent pictures, I need natural light.
It's nice to be able to knit whatever the heck I feel like again, that's for sure. I worked on my Fratello sock last night, and I'm still as smitten as ever (and I've got the blue fingers to prove it!).
I suppose I should really put in a few nights on my Clapotis and get that off the needles as well, but a part of me wants to save it for plane knitting next week. I don't know, it just seems appropriate, especially since it was cast on during the flight to Paris in January.
I've decided to treat myself to an actual garment for my next project. I bought the pattern for Colette yesterday, and I'm really looking forward to casting on. I've got to restrain myself though, because I've got a feeling that once I start, I'll be dooming all other WIPs to the bottom of the knitting basket. Maybe I'll just knit a swatch tonight...
Looking at the pattern, I'm a bit concerned about the sizing, though. Even though I measure as a 34 inch bust at the gym (you know, when my boobs are smooshed in one of those über-flattering sports bras?), I consider myself to have a 36 inch bust. Now, the sizes for Colette are either for a 34 or 38 inch bust. I think a 38 inch bust would have too much yield, right? And with the yarn being 50% bamboo, it'll tend to stretch anyway, so I'm thinking I should go for the 34 inch bust. Hmmm, will ponder some more.
Oh! Before I forget, Cynthia nominated me for a blog award! Yay!!! Blogger recognition! Thanks, sweetie!
"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”
Here are my nominees:
My Pod 2
Handmade by Jennifer
Knit & Purl Mama (yes, I know Cynthia nominated her already. I don't care. It's my blog and I can do what I want)
Destroy my Sweater
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Happy Knitting Everyone!