Sunday, September 11, 2005


I finally got around to putting the straps on my tubular camisole - Stefanie's pattern from Glampyre knits. I made it with this color-your-own wool from KnitPicks - which I dyed with a combination of Kool-Aid I could never recreate. But I really love it. I love the color, loved working the pattern, and love how it turned out. However..... this is the way I've seen most people wear theirs:
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I am never going to be comfortable with this, because:

1 - I am over 40 and have three teenagers, and I think I've missed the window for wearing spaghetti straps, and am not going to set myself up for their ridicule - I do have my limits.

2- I am a bit heavier than I would prefer to be.... and I have "tharms." You know, arms that are shaped more like thighs. I'm not gonna be drawing attention to the tharms.

Actually, I have beatifully sculpted muscles from going to the gym three to four times a week, you just can't see them under the layer of fat I'm still trying to work off.... so, I'll wear mine like this:
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I really do love it, and think I'll get a lot of wear out of it, under my jackets, though. And the BEST part is - between the $3.49 for the yarn, the $4.25 for the pattern, and about a buck's worth of Kool-Aid, this beauty only cost me $8.74!!!! This is the deal of the century! I think I'll be buying a lot more of that yarn!

And, check it out -
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Yeppers - it's my birthday today! I guess I dropped enough subtle hints, because lookie.... my sister-in-law gave me a subscription to Vogue Knitting, and the hubby and kids came through with my Needlemaster and that cute little sheep tape measure. I hope I like the Needlemaster - I'll have to let you know. I have all kinds of needles, plastic, wood, aluminum... and my favorites, my Addi Turbo's, but I can't afford an entire collection of Addi's, and other than the Addi's, I really prefer aluminum.... so we'll see.

Tomorrow we do birthday dinner at my parents with my family..... we'll have to see if they caught those hints for gift certificates to my favorite not-so-local yarn store.....

Oh... and as a birthday gift to myself.... I clicked the "Add To Cart" button on my Wish List order from KnitPicks. Sweater yarn is on it's way for my Sitcom Chic. I'll show it to you when it gets here.... oh, and, of course, more sock yarn!


At 4:59 PM, Blogger Kaity said...

heh heh, mommy has tharms...

At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Mommy said...

shut up.... (oops, we don't say that in our family)

At 7:24 PM, Anonymous heather said...

Happy Birthday Lynda!

I love the way your top turned out, dye and all! Your choice to wear it under the jacket is a great idea! I never thought of that! I've been wanting to make that top too, but would never wear it by itself, same as you.
Great job!

At 11:09 PM, Blogger Wendy said...

Hello! Thanks for telling me about your blog. (not!) Here, I had to visit Kaity's (oh, I mean Doozer's) blog to find out!

Nice Job.

And, what nice Tharms you have...

: )

Love it.

Happy B-Day. Mine is coming up, too. And Girlfriend's is in three days, and my sister's was two days ago, and my .....

lot's of birthdays in my family around now. Hope yours was fun.

At 12:46 AM, Blogger Ruth said...

hehe - i totally understand the "tharms"... mine are slowly growing as well, ack!
hope you enjoy the needlemaster! i just purchased a couple addis (after hearing such glowing remarks from everyone about them) and i agree, they are really nice. but i'm not sure if they are worth $15/each. a big ouch on my wallet!

At 11:59 AM, Blogger DAWN said...

Happy birthday! (a day late, but that is not new with me). Looks like you got off to a great start. Love the top and the way you plan to wear it; although, I too have teenagers (2) and a nine yr.old and I will wear spaghetti straps if I wanna and you should too. Your tharms are nothing compared to some of the stuff hanging out out there (and age has NOTHING to do with it *grin*).

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Marion said...

Happy birthday! I really, really like your tubular camisole. I've seen several of them out there but yours is the first one I've really liked. I may have to make one now.
Do you by any chance remember the flavors of KoolAid you used to get that color? It's beautiful!


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