It’s only July 12th and I’m stressing myself out a bit. I keep thinking I’ve got to stay on top of my July project or July will be waning and I’ll be too far from done. I know, self imposed stress. Not good. But better than the real stresses of life so I’ll concentrate on the manufactured stress and leave the real stress to work itself out.
I don’t know if you can tell from the photo but I have put the sleeve stitches on stitch holders, added the under arm stitches and knit a few rows of the body. I’m in a zen just keep knitting section making my way to what is supposed to be waist shaping. I’m not sure what I’ll do when I get there. I’m of two minds on this. First, waist shaping gives a better silhouette and cuts down on extra fabric around the middle. That’s a good thing. But it can cause an enhancement if your waist isn’t shapely. Second, loose and flowing is so comfortable and can hide a multitude of sins. But can also look sloppy. This yarn is heavy with a lot of drape so I can see it hanging from the weight of extra fabric. I’m thinking maybe modified waist shaping might be in order. I’ve got a dozen rows or so to decide. Have you an opinion on waist shaping?