Friday, August 24, 2007

One finished --one ripped

I hardly ever jump into the frogpond BUT with my Noro silk Garden sweater I went under. I knit a sweater adapted from a Noro pattern for silk garden. The sweater was a cropped length and the bottom edge had a nice curve. So I decided to make the sweater longer but keep the curve.---MISTAKE---- When I finally tried it on with the border knit on and button holes placed etc. the bottom curved piece pouched under my not so flat belly and I looked like a 56 year old women surprised by a nine month pregnancy! No amount of time at Weight Watchers was going to change it. Then on the the second surprise of the day, Silk Garden is horrible, terrible to pull out.


My garterlac vest is blocking and it appears to be what I wanted, at least I look post baby (too bad my "baby" is 23!) in it! It has been so humid in NJ recently it may take until Thanksgiving to fully dry!

Yesterday I went to the beach with friends, and the weather was not cooperative so we walked instead of sitting! Good for my activity points not so good for knitting. Today, I am bringing lunch to a friend who is recovering from chemo. We WILL sit quietly and knit. She has memory problems related to her medication and chemo so each time I go I have to figure out what she has done and sometimes correct it and start the new part. I don't know who has knit more on this sock me or her but it is a good thing for both of us.

2 comments:

Katya said...

Oh Frances, I know all about that "pouch" that seems to disrupt the beautiful flowing lines on clothing! hehehehehe

Sorry the knitting didn't work out so well yesterday, but it sounds like the walking would be just the ticket! I love walking and only moan and groan that we live on a STEEP hill that makes walking difficult and the road is kind of secluded, making walking alone a little...well, perhaps not such a great idea. Ah well...

You are such a dear friend going to visit your friend. Do you have any idea how many people DROP their friends because of something unfortunate that happened? I am sure you do, but Mark feels so "abandoned" sometimes. It makes me sad to think that friends cannot deal with a tough situation...You are a sweet and true friend. It really is easier to avoid "hard" situations than to help others THROUGH them....

Yarn said...

Sorry to hear that you landed in the frogpond! I completely understand frogging....frogging...and more frogging! Your beach trip sounds delightful.