Sunday, July 22, 2007
Will my Tank Tank?
I finished the Tofutsies socks as of yesterday. They are super soft and will go great with jeans. I used the "Tidal Wave" pattern from the SWTC website. It was easy to do and the pattern didn't carry down on to the the foot. Sometimes I skip bringing the cuff stitch pattern all the way down since I primarily wear my socks at work and my feet are well covered.
You may have wondered...yes, my right foot is bigger than my left, by about a half + size. Makes shoe shopping fun and interesting.
My other project on the board is the "Cream Tea" tank from KnitNet. Thus far I have located only one other knitter that has made this tank. I found her through the Knitters Review message boards. I am assured by fellow knitters that it will be a breeze to make and will look fine when finished. The below pic shows how it is supposed to look when finished.
Believe it or not this is my first attempt at a garment. Why, you ask? The main reason being that I simply don't really go anywhere to warrant wearing anything nice or even semi-nice. My job requires clothing to be able to withstand multiple launderings and be disposable on occasion. As for my social life, I don't really have one other than knit night out where I am usually coming straight from work. Mr. Larj's shedule prevents us from going anywhere or doing anything together. My one friend that I hang out with is single, she likes to "get there late and leave late" where these days I am more of a "get there early, leave early" person. As you can see there really hasn't been a need to knit a garment. I am knitting this in hopes of being finished by my birthday next month so that maybe by some miracle I'll actually get an evening out, an early evening.
As for non knitting news. I am in week 2 of the f@%king diet. I know scowls and comments of "you don't need to loose any weight", however, after my weigh in at my annual doctor visit and feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, I decided it was time to do something. What's the diet? Cutting portions and stepping up the exercise, 10 to 15 minutes of simple calisthenics in the AM and walking the dog in the PM. Cutting my portions is the hard part because I love food! Yes, it's making me a little cranky but I hope to look like a Twizzler rather than a tomato in my deep red Cream Tea next month.