Kiri Nagalong Day 7-----Sadly, no further progress to date. However, I do have a valid excuse. Honest!
This has been my primary focus for the past 2 days. 8a-5p, and then I had to go back to my office for about 3 hours afterwards:
OK....i know...uck...ish....but this happens to be one of my personal soapboxes. I treat so many STD/STIs each week.. I also teach classes/facilitate groups on STD/STIs and HIV. Prevention through Treatment. Risk/Harm Reduction. The whole nine yards. I have an enormous clear glass cookie jar on my desk filled with free condoms, that I refill regularly thank you! I embarass DD (but she loves it..really) by giving her friends impromptu lectures on this stuff (along with contraception.......remember this: the average age of first act of intercourse in the US has moved over the past 20 years from 17 yrs to now 14-15 yrs of age. The adolescent thinking has not changed yet from concrete to abstract, therefor they absolutely are not yet fully able to fathom the consequences of their actions. Hell, I know 40 year olds that still think that way. Maybe someday I'll show you my Queen Chlamydia outfit...complete with crown made of inflated condoms and sceptor topped with a golden glitter coated speculum. One of the more colorful cast of characters when I teach to youth....but again...I digress. Besides enjoying the content and updating my knowledge of the latest CDC treatment recommendations by attending excellent conferences, I use this time for POWER KNITTING!!
Hence.......May I present the KPS Silver Thaw...
Now...you can see she still needs to be blocked, the ends woven in........and...well, if you click to enlarge the photo, you will probably notice a pretty purple glass bobble hanging on the front....what could that be.......perhaps a hand made stitch market that got knitted in and I was too many rows past to go back......goodbye little purple stitch marker....i made you many years ago and you have served me well. Now I will snip your ring and recycle your bead to mark another repeat..another day.
But....it's worse than you think. You see, I ended up making it TOO FREAKIN BIG!!!!!!!!
How the H-E-DOUBLE HOCKEY STICK did that happen? Because dork that I am, I did not try it on. Double dork that I am....I used the same measurements I've made all my other sweaters with.......the last one was ummm...over 25 pounds ago. Yeah, I've lost 30lbs (+/- 2) since last September. And my skirts and pants have had to be replaced. And I had to get new bras. And I bought a fitted blouse...in a size 10 which is still snug...but not gaping or uncomfortable. So why did I not even think to measure and go down at least a size on the pattern. Looking on the bright side....I know two girlfriends who would look marvelous in this....I'll do the finish work, weave in the ends, snip out the marker....do a nice blocking job and make someone a lovely gift of it. C'est la vie! (hey...when it doesn't fit because it's too big...that's a good thing. Besides, it only took 5 skeins of the Silver Thaw, I still have 5 left....and I LOVE this stuff!)
So, on to Kiri tomorrow! Don't forget to leave me a nag :)