Post for the sake of a post.....
I realized the other day that I hadn't posted in a while and I began to wonder why. Yeah, that's because not much has happened, especially in my knitterly world.
The Flaming Monkeys now fit and are through their second repeat. If you ever need to adjust the stitch count a bit, I recommend adding a stitch on either end of the repeat and add another pattern row.
Ah...the Coachella....Coachella, Coachella, Coachella......Well, I got the the try on point in the pattern (which is AWESOME, btw) and, well, let's just say it was a "wardrobe malfunction" waiting to happen. If I bent over slightly, anyone could see down my shirt and a slight breeze would have sent the neckline, um, off-center. Now, don't misunderstand, I am not flaming the pattern. The pattern, especially the concept, is great. But how many knitters out there have actually picked up a pattern, knit it to "their size" and it actually fit? Yeah, I didn't think so.
So being the knitter I am, I frogged a ways, did some investigatory knitting, and did a little rewrite to make it fit ME! That is the ability of our kind - to take a pattern and adjust it to our needs. That's what I love about making you own stuff - you get to make it so it actually fits your body....this is of course assuming no intervention by the Knitting Goddesses, causing utter disorientation of a project. Their associates include Gauge Gnomes and Stash Pixies.
I am hoping to hit the try-on point again tomorrow, so I will know if my crazy plan has worked, or if there will be serious vexing going on. If it does work, I am taking good notes and will share my mods. If all goes well, I will probably be making more of these.
In non-knitting news, MovieBoy turned 24 yesterday and we had our traditional family outing today. For pretty much as long as I can remember (which actually isn't very long) we get together for dinner and a movie. Since my parents are up in OK this year, my bro and I got together with each other. For anyone interested, mine was last month and we saw Spiderman 3 and Shrek 3. Today we went and saw Live Free or Die Hard.
As with all sequels, and especially for one sooooo long after the others, I was afraid it would disappoint and ruin the whole thing. Such was not the case here. I was very pleasantly surprised. They could have done a really bad job, but in my opinion, I thought they did a great job. Action-packed and hilarious. I give it two needles up.