It was one of those weekends where I attempted to work on so many projects that I became completely overwhelmed and ended up just eating and snoozing a lot. I also tried to avoid thinking about what to do with Aimee, though deep down I think I do.
See the bunching by the armpit? It does that on both sides. You can't see it too much on the front because it gets smooshed towards the back. When I first posted about this sweater, I mentioned concern about how far the little 'wings' (that area where you have increased from the waist and now decrease for the armholes) were coming out. I really should have trusted my inner knitter and changed the increases. But I trusted that the wings were ok, because they seemed ok when I draped the pieces on my body or when I compared them to another sweater. What happened? Everything else seems to be just fine, but all I see when I try it on is the bunches. Should I rip the front and back and do less increases? What would you do?
(add: My former MIL used to call me Perstephanie. She thought it was a "cute" way of calling me persnickety without incurring my disdain, because I insisted on washing my whites in the hot cycle and making mashed potatoes from scratch....so in regards to Aimee, am I being too perstephanie??)
Excuse the picture, that's what you get when you try to photograph yourself from the back. Made me wish I was a contortionist.
Because craftywise nothing was going right, I took comfort in food. I made a huge batch of Butternut Squash Cannelloni with Sage-Walnut Cream Sauce (recipe from Martha Stewart 2002 cookbook) and this amazing Strawberry Salad
If you're close to a Trader Joe's, get a bag of their Herb Salad mixture, some strawberries, TJ's Strawberry Balsamic vinegar, a tub of Gorgonzola crumbs, olive oil and black pepper. Mix to your liking. It's incredible and so easy to make. (I tasted this in the store from their little test kitchen)