Friday, December 01, 2006

Soldiering On

Originally uploaded by savtadotty.
Liza describes how I'm feeling better than I could. This is what I'm doing about it.

For those interested in knitting information, this is a vest that I'm designing as I go along. A first. Because I don't like stitching seams together, I decided to do the back and the fronts all together, which I can do thanks to the expandable needles I received as a gift from Pippy Bluestocking, my thoughtful D-I-L. The first advantage of designing: I can make the pockets as deep as I want! Pockets in bought sweaters, if they exist at all, are always too shallow.


Claude said...

Wow!!!! Designing as you go along! I'm impressed and I like purple. Hope we'll get a photo when it's finished. I haven't knitted in years!

Savtadotty said...

I attribute this "designing as I go along" business to living in Israel for long enough to want to get into the local improvising mindset. "It will be OK," they say, which usually means it won't. To tell the truth, I'm a bit nervous as I approach the neckline and the armholes, but I'll figure them out one way or another, and they will be OK, even if I have to rip and do over. As for the purple, it's actually more a kind of dusty mauve, but I don't know how to turn off the flash on my camera, so my photo's colors never come out right. And I forgot to edit this one before uploading. I hope I'll remember when I photograph the finished product.

Liza said...

Thanks for the link!

Good luck with the vest. The color is gorgeous! I can't wait to see a picture of the final version (in it's real, more beautiful color!).

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I went over to Liza's. You are right. She expressed what many of us are feeling, and she did it wonderfully.

I'm very impressed with your making a vest without seams. I can't imagine doing it. I love the color that it looks on PC. It doesn't look purple on my machine.

Savtadotty said...

Liza, you're welcome. May all your distractions be happy ones!

TanLucyPez, I love it when someone takes my advice and then tells me I was right. It cancels out the bad mood for a bit. Thank you.

Tamar said...

Yes, I went over to Liza and was so saddened to read her post. I have had these very similar feelings over and over again living in the USA, about the USA, so was sad to hear how some Israelis are feeling. And I surely can understand why. I love what you're doing about it, savtadotty. I haven't knitted for years ... maybe I'll start up again one of these days ... smiles.