I was knitting along on Abby yesterday morning on the train, and stopped to take a good look at her.
She was huge!
This is a mistake I make all the time, and it’s all tied in with self-perception. I stop. I repeat to myself:
“I’m not as huge as I think I am. I’m not as huge as I think I am.”
I have a bad tendency to make sweaters wa-a-ay too big, because I perceive myself as being much larger than I actually am. And that’s made worse by the fact that I’ve been on a weight loss challenge with a friend and have dropped a few pounds recently.
So . . . here is Abby “before”:
Farewell, Abby! You were fun while it lasted.
I almost cast on for Abby in size small but decided against it. The truth is, she’s boring. A straight stockinette boxy little sweater.
So . . . meet Tina. Yes, I am a fickle girl, dumping Abby like that. But I think Tina will be a more flattering design for me.
Nope, haven’t ripped this one out. No plans to either.
I am now in the oh-so-boring stockinette portion of the sweater. Le yawn. But I love the sweater and am yearning for the finished product, so I will persevere, even though I’m not fond of knitting the Kolibri.
But as I knit, I keep thinking how nice this design would be made in Noro Lily. And as it happens, I won ten skeins of Noro Lily in an olive green. I believe that would be more than enough for the version of Haiti with short sleeves.
Note to Jocelyne in France:
I tired to respond to your email several times, but my emails bounced back as undeliverable. For some reason, I can no longer email anyone at wanadoo.fr. But I wanted to let you know I didn’t ignore your message!
Would someone rub my tummy, please?