Britney Spears is in Costa Rica. With Mel Gibson. There goes the neighborhood!
Fortunately, they are reporting that she and Mel are staying in Playa Samara which is far, far, far away from here. Thank goodness for small miracles. Now back to my regularly scheduled knitting.......
ThaI finally finished what is destined to become my beloved-bee-gorgeous Tea Rose Halter only to discover that it was at least two sizes too big. I had a sneaking suspicion, based on the look of the lace and the stretchy nature of Cotton Fleece, that I was knitting a big red lacy sack.
Of course, this is the same voice that encourages me not to enjoy potato crisps as snacks, have more than one glass of wine before dinner or not run yellow lights. It is the voice of reason and I have become quite adept at reducing it white noise. It doesn't carry the same clout as the voice that recently convinced me to spend $250 on shoes at Piperlime. The same voice also told me to tell the hubby I got everything for $150.
Recently, the voice prompted me to go fiber bonkers at Jimmy Bean's Wool. I love that voice even though it sometimes get me in trouble.
When I thought the Tea Rose Halter looked big it said, "eh, keep knitting so you can finish." And so my needles kept on clacking and now I am having to do it all over again! I guess I'll never learn but at least have some gorgeous shoes!
As I reach the one year mark of my weight loss, I am slowly shedding the security blanket of my "chubby" clothes. Store bought items are easy to part with but I hoard my hand knit items, even if they don't fit.
So I finally bit the bullet and frogged my first completed garment to cast on the Tea Rose Halter. Perhaps it is more accurate to say that I decided to knit one garment from the other......literally. Rather then frog and hand wind a ball I knitting directly from my Ballet Tee as my Tea Rose Halter takes shape.
Unfortunately that shape may be a wee bit too large. I may be smaller and yet I continue to knit for the old me. So I may need to frog again.....thank goodness Cotton Fleece is hearty and can take abuse.
And just for poops and giggles here is a pic of my Dad and his dog at the vet's office. His precious Coco may be 7 pounds but she is pure evil when someone tried to take her temperature the old fashioned way. So Coco was fixed up like Hannibal Lecter.