Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Knitting skirts

Captain's Log, Supplemental

Warning: TMI

I’m on a diet. Actually, I’m trying to change my eating habits and my lifestyle, but that entails changing my diet.

Until I can melt away the fat from my rear end to become the slender figure I’d like to be, I naturally look for ways to hide it. My fat, that is. (Can’t really hide my rear end, now, can I?)

I read in InStyle magazine once that skirts are actually great ways to hide the size of your thighs. While that doesn’t hide the wideness of my behind, I’ll take what I can get.

I’m short, so long skirts make me look like I’m sprouting out of the ground. But I have a lovely short skirt—just above my knees—in this very forgiving knit fabric, and I love it.

(No, I am not going to post a picture, because seeing my wide behind posted on the web would just be too mortifying.)

It actually looks better than I expected. Plus it’s comfortable—key factor. And it’s a little dressier than my khaki pants. And cooler than my dark slacks.

Inspired, I have decided to knit more skirts!

I have two skirts I’d like to make:

One in this pretty blue violet color (Cotton-Ease), using the Straight Knit skirt pattern from White Lies Designs. I’m going to edge it with some of the knitted lace I’ve been working on!

The other skirt will be in garnet heather (Knitpicks Telemark). I’m going to try the Show-Off Ruffle Skirt by Kat Coyle from the Lace Style book.

Both skirts are in dark(ish) colors, since that’s supposed to be more slimming. Let’s hope so. I’m excited to work on them—they both look so pretty!

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