Friday, August 3, 2007

Have you seen this?!?

http://www.bust.com/knithappens/stitchnbeach2008.html

A KNITTING CRUISE! Let me state this again, A KNITTING CRRUUUIIISEEE!

I want to go! I want to go!

But I doubt I could ever a) afford it and b) find someone to come with me. It's just too expensive. About $1400. And no one I know would care to go. Bleh.

In other news, Glee is coming along super fast. I've been knitting so much in the past few days that my arms are sore...but I don't stop. I can't stop. I want to get the complete body done by the end of next week. Then sleeves. I wanted long sleeves at first, but now I'm thinking 3/4 ones would like nice. I also doubt I'll do the hook and eye closures since I'm a busty gal. It just might not look right on me.

I told my knitting group I was doing a sweater. Gwen said "Oh, that's pretty advanced for a beginner."
"I'm an adventurous beginner." I told her.

And it's true. Though Glee has no waist shaping, I'm modifying it. Pretty scary when you're just beginning. I'm attempting to be careful to decrease with my body measurements. The instructions would instruct me to knit 32" the entire way to the end of my waist, but I'm 30" at the narrowest part of my waist. I don't want 2 extra inches floating around my body. So, I'm decreasing to this point, knitting this circumference until I hit my lower waist, then increasing to fit my curvy features (like my, ahem, caboose).

Hopefully, I'll have the majority of that finished this evening and I'll take a picture to show my progress.

Yippee! (Also, please God, let this work 'cause I really don't want to frog...)

Jenn

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Have you seen this one? http://www.mycruiseplanner.us/rw/group/Sea+Socks+2008/sailing#277 A cruise that's all about socks. Goes to Alaska. I really want to go, but I think I'll have to save up and plan to go a couple years from now. They seem to be doing it every year. Caribbean sounds good too. Do they do that one every year, I wonder?