Almost as if a switch was flipped, the temperature on Friday went from almost 90 to the 50’s overnight ushering in a most autumnal-like weekend. And, the weather man has said we won’t be seeing anymore 80-degree days until next year.
That means just one thing, Gentle Reader, SWEATER WEATHER has arrived! I rocked my Rock the Lobster all weekend long and I LOVE IT! (although I think it needs one more round of crochet at the neckline to snug it up just the tiniest bit more… or maybe I need to do what Lena did at the neckline of her amazing sweater dress)
Also, this weekend I finally reached the GREAT SLEEVE DIVIDE!! Unbelievably, I did not have the right amount of stitches and I am not quite sure how that happened, but my solution was to knit an extra round to decrease those odd thirteen stitches. Now, I hope that my “fix” works because ripping back miles and miles and miles of knitting to figure out where I made my error might mean that Tegna would die in the Frog Pond. I will continue working the back and see how it looks as I get further along.
The Great Blanket Layout is complete and Blanket Assembly has begun (stay tuned for photos later this week!!) I feel a bit like Sybil with the knitting rotation I have going on –Blanket Knitting by day and at night selfish knitting! And, I might be contemplating starting a Guernsey Tam to try to get done before Friday! I have an issue with this tam as written as I really dislike knitting garter in the round… I hate how clearly you can see the jogs between the knit and purl rounds so my solution will be to knit it flat and seam it when I am finished.
Finally, in the TMI category: this weekend saw me doing some of my least favorite shopping on earth – that’s right, the dreaded find a bra that fits and is comfortable expedition. In my weight loss journey – getting a well-fitting bra sort of fell off the list and I have been living the make do with a sports bra theory. It worked well for a while, or at least that is what I thought until I saw myself in some photos. Wow…sports bras really are about the most unflattering thing ever created! However, this weekend I was insanely lucky to find not 1 but 4 (yes… it is feast or famine apparently here!) good fitting (and uplifting!!) bras! They fit well, are quite comfortable, and they were all on the clearance rack for $8.40 each!! There’s a perky joke in here somewhere, but suffice it to say that I am now reconsidering dart placement in any new garments I make!
That is all I have for this first Monday of fall! Have an awesome day and may your list be short and completed early!
Oh my goodness, you need to tell me what brand of bra you found. I am actually tacking this same task after work today!
Our weather has done the reverse – back to the upper 70’s this week
I love your Tegna and hope the fix is good, am excited about the Blanket, but I think your bra news might be the best thing about the weekend! I’d be willing to pay $$$ for one that fits well and is comfortable, but to find four at $8.40 each is almost a miracle!
I am so relieved that the cool weather arrived when it did! Our AC actually went out on Friday night (when the house was still holding on to the heat of the day), but opening the windows worked perfectly, and by Saturday it was comfortable again. I’m not quite ready to have to turn the furnace on, but I’m perfectly content with needing a light sweater. I hope it stays comfortable long enough for you to finish your Tegna and wear it!
A force of women in well fitted bras could take over the world!! We have a day or two of cooler temps, but then it’s back to another dry and tedious heatwave. (Not complaining-but my friends are.)
My kingdom for a comfortable well-fitting bra! It’s been ages. Congrats to you, it is no small feat. I have heard no declarations about the weather, and have personally sweat my butt off at a Packer game in October — temp in the 90s! She’s fickle…
Thanks for starting my day with a chuckle! I finally found a bra that sort of fits, after I went up four inches in the band size! Didn’t realize I was strangling myself. Looking forward to seeing the blanket pictures!
Bra shopping is the worst, SO happy for you that you found for that fit and didn’t break the bank! Enjoy those cooler temps. I’d like summer back, please.
We had a dramatic autumnal entrance, too. A week ago it was 86 degrees and today is in the mid-40s. :\ Autumn is my favorite time of year.
I bought some bras this weekend, too. No luck in the jeans front, though. Who wants to wriggle into and out of their jeans every time they wear them?
I’d say that’s a great weekend on ALL fronts 😉 I’m looking forward to those cooler temperatures – but it doesn’t look like they’ll make their way to us until October. Enjoy!
The perfect bra hunt continues here. You are right about sports bras not giving the needed support at times. Photos can be tough to argue with!
Lists all over the place, here and there, everybody else has one or two or more.
Us “older” ladies all seem to have body issues due to, dare I say, . . . age? If it’s not our bellies, it’s our upper torso alignment with ill-fitting bras.
Lucky northern states, I await the days that autumn really shows up!
Does ANYone have a well-fitting bra??? (I know I never have.)
You are a knitting FIEND! 😀
Last Thursday the high temperature was 93. We woke to 58 in the a.m. Bliss. The temps gradually crept up during the weekend but only to the low 80’s. Oh bra shopping – the only kind of shopping I like less is car shopping. Congratulations on such a bargain.
yay for finding bras!! (awful to shop for in the same category as bathing suits and jeans). You need to scour the earth and buy them all!!