Saturday, March 12, 2005


Decisions, Decisions

I have a confession to make.

I am sick and tired of making dishcloths. Dishcloths, in fact, suck ass.

Now all y'all know this, and I've actually known it all along too, however I've been trying to fool myself because someone has ordered 20 of them and that's a shitpile of grocery money.

(For many of you, $60 does not qualify as a "shitpile", but give me $60 and I can feed us for a week. Lotta pasta, but we'll be fed.)

So, although I'm going to have to keep going on the dishcloths, I think the time has come to make something yummy for me.

I'm going to use the yarn I got from Michael. I think it's somewhere around a thousand yards of something lovely in black. According to him, I would get the correct gauge for Otis.

I don't usually like Knitty's stuff but this appeals. I just have to decide if it would make me look like ass. Or, in fact, like a tit. I suspect it might look better on the less-boobulous of the reading audience. And yet ...

Anyone got any other ideas? Emma had suggested Clapotis when I first got the yarn but ... truthfully? I have to admit I just don't get it. I hated the original picture, and although some of them have seemed pretty nice, I just know I would never use it and resent the time spent making it. In fact I already know to whom I would give it.

I've had a pretty tough year. Or eight. I think I deserve something nice for me, no?

All suggestions are welcome. (And yes, I am trying to get you to do my work for me.)

Someone pays 3 bucks a piece for dishcloths? They must be fab.
Sorry; didn't get everythimg in the first time.
Otis looks a bit short for stylish, even on the model. It could have an unfortunate effect.
I think Boogie would be great.. but that's probably because I just like the name. (Plus the images of you and the cable needle is still circling in my head)
oh, and the clapotis does get a little boring after a while... of course knitting anything that is pretty much all stockinette for 7.5 hours a day is boring.
Of course you deserve something nice! What, I have no idea. I'm still trying to decide what to make for myself, since I give everything away!

As for dishcloths....I've never knit one. I feel like I'm faking it as a knitter after your comments. :)
Yes, you deserve to knit something pretty for youself. I like this one: Rosebud a very pretty but simple top.
Have you tried knitting those dishcloths from corner to corner? STILL very boring to knit, but perhaps a little LESS boring?

As a fellow busty woman, I would hesitate to make Otis. Too much emphasis where none is needed.

You didn't say what type of yarn you have received and what the total yardage is. If it's some sort of cotton type you might have enough for a tank top. I hesitate to mention the "Shapely Tank" as I seem to recall you have some "issues" with that one?
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