Sebring Revisited

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!

strapperfect

See, (ignore the black strap, I had on a black wool shirt all day…)
tank strap
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,
strapperfect1

It works!
tank nostrap

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.

8 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Mouse said,

    May 27, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

    How cool! I saw those strap thingies on tv and wondered if they worked b/c I have so many tops that I could wear if I got those. I love the knitted top.. very nice!

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    Julie said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 5:51 am

    I’ve got to get me some of those strap things! I hate the straps showing (and it wouldn’t hurt me at all to not loosen my straps first, ahem).

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    Emily said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    I also have seen them on TV. So cool that they come in three colors in a pack!

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    Sara said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    I hate having my bra straps showing…now I know where to find those – I’ll be getting some!

    Sebring is really pretty! Glad you can now wear it!!!

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    Chris said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 3:50 pm

    What a great solution to the strap problem!

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    Vicki said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

    Amazing invention!!
    It was FREEZING here this morning, too. Thankfully, it got much better later in the day. But now I’m freezing AGAIN!

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    Tanya said,

    May 28, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

    i have not seen the strap holders in person yet but have been keeping my eyes out for them! (glad to know they work!) Hey, to get the stains out of your nails, or even skin, when gardening just soak for a bit in water with a denture tablet. Works great!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    June 2, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

    And your back feels better, so it was totally worth it.

    I have been working out at stuffing as much bad food as possible into my gullet to relieve stress. Not a proven stress-reliever, and not so good for last year’s weight loss. 14 more days…

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