I finished this sometime in 2006, pre-blog…
The Sebring never really got worn, because I don’t have the right bra for it. Straps show on the outside when I wear a regular bra, straps show on the inside with a racerback, nothing really worked.
Then, tonight, the first thing I saw when I walked into one of those bath and bed stores caused an AHA! moment!
See, (ignore the black strap, I had on a black wool shirt all day…)
Now this look might be something some younger women can wear with aplomb. But not me.
But now, because of some little bit of plastic,
If you WANT your bustline to look larger, don’t loosen the straps too much, but if you don’t, then loosen them!
I haven’t a clue anymore what yarn this is. It’s a 100% cotton sport/light dk, and I’m thinking it was German. If I remember what it is, I’ll put it on my ravelry page for this. What I do know, though, is that I should probably have knitted a smaller size to have some negative ease. Or done some waistline shaping.
But at least I can wear it now without feeling like I’m from some backwater holler.
be careful what you hear in those stores
So I went into this store looking for a fingernail scrub brush. It’s gardening and bare foot season, and I hate getting into bed with dirty feet. Of course one has to walk all around the store through the kitchen stuff before getting to the end and the bath stuff. Which means a few other items (all small!) followed me home.
But near there? Those massage chairs?
Let me tell you… After a day of a lunch time workout and an evening tae kwon do class (that I taught, though I haven’t been training), my back was pretty tight. All around the store, I’d stop and look at something, but really what I was doing was stretching.
And then I saw the chair. And sat in it. And turned it on. And groaned in ecstasy.
Thankfully this is Augusta and I think I was the only customer in the entire store. But a store worker snickered as he went by, “like that, do you?”. So I put him to work, while I remained seated. “Hey, see those nail brushes… they’re wooden, what are people thinking? wood and water? It rots. Got any in plastic?” But no. So I returned home with wooden brushes that will mildew and rot long before a plastic one’s bristles would give out.
But at least my feet will be clean when I get into bed.
it’s not really nearly summer
45 and rainy all day. Which is why I wore a wool shirt. And was totally cozy and comfortable.