2.21.2011

Baby Blue

So, I’ve put on a few pounds.  Maybe more than a few.  I’m on these meds and one of the side effects is weight gain.  So great, on top of having to take meds for what ails me, these meds are going to make me fat?! Lovely.

I’ve started flipping through my current score of knitting magazines and books, and I’ve come to realize that I have to start knitting for the body I have, not necessarily the body I want to have.  I can’t always knit that cute close-fitting sweater unless I make some alterations to the pattern to make it flatter my new body type.  It’s depressing in a way.

Rather than throw a huge pity party for myself, I decided to embrace the shape I have right now and knit myself something to fit my new self.

This is from the new Debbie Stoller book, Superstar Knitting, that I picked up over the weekend, and let me tell you – I am already in love with this book.  The pattern is called Baby Corn.

Baby Corn 

I’m thinking of shortening the length to more of a tunic length, but we’ll see how much yarn I have… The yarn I’m using is Berroco’s Touche:

Touche Closeup 2

I found it in my stash and was pleasantly surprised that I had enough for a little summer top.  Sweet!

So this will be my first attempt at knitting something for my new body.  This could be just the boost my self confidence needs.

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