I had a thought on the way to work this morning. (oh my gosh, I just called the shop WORK). Anyway, I dug out some US#7 needles this morning so that I would have my needles ready for the knitalong tonight. (Check out the details over on the Inspiration page) I was thinking about which color to knit and I realized how wonderful it was to have complete control over this project. I decided that I wanted this article of clothing and now it is in my complete control to decide what fibre and color it will be (and size too!). On the other hand, nothing else in our fashion lives seems to be under our control. I am in desperate need of a couple of pairs of new jeans. I wear the same two every week to the shop and they are badly faded. Once upon a time, I could walk into any Banana Republic and grab anything in 4Petite and it would fit perfectly. Phillip and I drove the entire way out to Tysons last week to the Petite store, just to find out that BR has changed their sizing system to numbers. On top of it, they no longer sell trouser style or even straight leg pants. Everything in the store was the “skinny” style. Are they not aware that short people shouldn’t wear pants whose widest spot is at the hips? I looked like Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum in Alice in Wonderland.
For this reason, it seems so satisfying to look around my closet and see that I am missing a neutral color sweater to wear over colorful tank tops, select the style I want for this missing piece, find a suitable fibre and then have my choice of colors! Currently I am undecided between these two but leaning towards the charcoal color of O-wool Balance. It seems like forever since I knitted something black or gray. And this one is particularly awesome, with its tweedy look.
If you planning on getting started with us tonight, but don’t have your gauge swatch done – have no fear! We have a steamer and can get that swatch steamed up and measured in no time. (Heck, we do it all the time for sweater classes).
Speaking of classes, are there any special requests for the late summer schedule?