I've noticed that I really, truly post about knitting once a week. It's not intentional, it's just how it works out somehow.
Anyhooo...the latest Knitter's mag arrived before I left for Miami, in a plastic sleeve that shrieked "Don't Let This Be Your Last Issue!" I took it with me and thumbed through it in the hotel. Oh yeah, it's gonna be my last issue. I can't remember the last time I saw anything in Knitter's I wanted to make, but it's been, oh, at least a year, maybe longer. Once in a while they have a cute little accessory thingie that appeals to me, but it's been years since I was inspired by their sweaters. This one is a new low in that department - there is some exceptionally ugly shit in this issue, and it's fairly obvious that none of it fits the models. What is with the giant loose sleeves covering the hands? Just what I want in a summer sweater, don't you? The trapeze tanks aren't too awful, but you have to be flat-chested to wear them or you look pregnant. I am not flat-chested and I really don't want to look pregnant.
Normally I will hang onto knitting magazines forever- good, bad or indifferent - but I think I'll make an exception for this one. It's going directly to the recycling bin.
I was too exhausted yesterday to do much of anything, but I tidied the house, laundered, chased cat hair, and worked my way down the top-down cardigan. I am more than halfway down the body, and I'm trying to decide between buttons and a zipper. I'm thinking zipper.
I really want to cast on something red, out of that red Lion Brand (sorry Caroline) Cotton-ease, but I'm not sure whether I want to do the old standard Shapely Tank
or design something myself via Sweater Wizard. I'm leaning toward the Shapely Tank at the moment. I'm also toying with the idea of a really bright striped tank, also via the stash. Though temps are only in the 50s out there at this moment, summer is right around the corner for us. I need to focus on small, cute and wearable projects.
Target and the gym, more cleaning, and cast-on a tank. Yep, that sounds like the plan for today. Time to hoist my tired butt from this chair and get moving.