April 6, 2005
What's wrong with my arse?
Yesterday, instead of blogging (my apologies) I got a lot done.
1. I finished this very, very beautiful little baby sweater from the supermerino.
Then I did a little dance in the bedroom while it was blocking because for once in my knitting life something happened almost exactly the way that I thought it would with absolutely no difficulty, upset or panic. I just knit a little sweater. The yarn even puddled pink in two matching spots on the front. Brilliant. The pattern was charming (The "Baby Surprise" in EZ's Knitting Workshop). It took three skeins of yarn, with this much left over.
(I'm thinking about sitting with my feet in a bucket of water so that I can't be forced to spontaneously combust as punishment for enjoying this so much. The sweater has no buttons because I can only imagine that the full complement of disaster that should have plagued the sweater will be exacted upon five little pink buttons.)
2. I went to the Eaton Centre in a desperate attempt to procure a pair of pants that I can wear when I leave for the Ottawa part of the tour tomorrow. (Oh...wait, the Ottawa details are updated on the Book Tour page, link also now conveniently located on the sidebar. Also currently cracking myself up that Harlot On Tour spells out HOT. Man that's funny if you are wearing old yoga pants and a tee shirt with a rip in it.)
I went, with my tenacious friend Sinead, to every single womens wear clothing store in the entire Mall (and it's a big mall) desperately tried on every pair of pants that there was in every store (well, almost) only to discover a few things. Firstly, I am still quite short, and secondly....my arse is wrong.
My arse being somehow an enigma of surprising tenacity comes as a bit of a shock to me, considering that it appears of normal size and shape, at least as viewed by me twisting round to look at it. Sinead assures me (though I was sort of undone by then, and she might not have wanted to be completely honest, lest I go right batty in a "Sears") that my arse also seems well within the scope of normal. It is perplexing then, that I would not be able to get it either into a pair of pants, or (on the other side of the coin) have it appear completely absent. I am ashamed to admit that driven to desperation and panic by the fact that I am leaving for Ottawa tomorrow morning and will be (hopefully....) be meeting any of you in the area, plus going on TV (this looms in front of me like a black, swirling wall of petrifying panic) and have only one crappy pair of jeans and the aforementioned ratty yoga pants, I did something that was most unlike me.
I walked into the Gap and told the salesgirl that I wanted (and I quote) "Those pants that Sarah Jessica Parker is wearing in the commercials." Sarah didn't let me down, and while I do not labour under the delusion that my arse comes anywhere close to her well sculpted and professionally trained one, (which was unceremoniously dumped by The Gap, despite the campaign having worked on me) the pants are pretty much OK. I still have to hem about six inches off the bottom (thus defeating the elegant "flared leg") but I will be wearing real pants in Ottawa, a fact that should reassure the publicity people to no end.
3. I tried to absorb the "remote blogging technology" that Ken has installed on the laptop he's loaned me. Should I be able to execute it successfully, the blog will march on unfettered (except by my incompetence) no matter where I am in the world.
I'm going to a coffeeshop down the street that has some magic called "wireless access" this afternoon (after I hem my pants) to test it. My hopes are high.
Without further ado, more presents!
Birdsong (wouldn't you love to be called Birdsong? Can you imagine what a lovely baby she must have been to be called "Birdsong"?) has beautiful needles and a fab mousepad
that Maggi T. will be using.
Abigail (who is generous to a fault) will be shipping this beautiful lot of Peace fleece
to Jane - the one I emailed. (Lucky knitter. Peace fleece is nice stuff)
More later....assuming I can blog from a coffee shop. See you in Ottawa! (Bring your knitting, we'll have a lovely time.)
Posted by Stephanie at April 6, 2005 1:05 PM
I will always wonder what a standard ass is. I, for one, have NEVER had one. Even at my fatest (and I am now plenty fat) I still have a flat ass that will not fit into clothes.
Get yourself a longish flared skirt. Long enough that you don't have to wear stockings. It will be more comfortable on the plane. You don't have to fit it around your ass. It is easier to press in a hotel room. There are some really cute ones out this year (I found mine in Lane Bryant - which you can't shop in).
If you insist on pants - please go somewhere that specializes in petites so you don't start pulling your non-standard hair out in the middle of the store.
By the way - aren't you wearing the Rhinebeck sweater in your jacket photo?
I second Lizzy: get a skirt (or two) and go to petites if you insist on pants.
Have a good trip and ... I still don't geddit: you'll be at Lord & Taylor in NYC?
And people wonder why us busy mom's HATE to go shopping for their own clothes and live in t-shirts and sensible jeans or yoga pants! Good luck on your tour, and the remote blogging technology. The baby sweater is fabulous.
TOTALLY looking forward to meeting you tomorrow. Just bear in mind that, in order to clear tomorrow afternoon's schedule, I now (in 10 minutes) have to attend an emergency warden meeting in French. If we have a fire in our building, it will be on your head if I lead folks out in the wrong direction. After all, I am always gauche.
I envision Paris Hilton saying, "She's Hot."
Verve Leda's...it doesn't matter if you do or don't have a butt. Safe travels!
There are a few coffee shops in the area of the Bank St YarnForward with wifi technology...
And which TV station, what time, etc., enquiring minds NEED to know.
Ah the hemming above the gentle flare. How I know that problem all too well. Amazingly the "Ankle" length Gap pants in my size fit perfectly in length. Have you looked at those?
I adore that baby sweater, and want one in a grown up size for me. I LOVE pink and green together.
Have you considered a simple ribbon tie at the neck, rather than searching for bottons? You might find a pink/green mottled ribbon that would look stunning....
Looking forward to your visit to Ottawa! There's a wireless enabled coffee shop called Bridgehead just off the south-east corner of Bank and Third, by the post office. It also has fairtrade coffee and chocolate. And good ginger cookies. Mmmm.
I hate buying pants! I don't think I'm oddly shaped until I am standing in a dressing room looking at the waistband of yet another pair of pants "pooking out" at the waistline. I wear pants until they are threadbare before going to buy new ones.
The Gap does not make pants for women under 5'2". There will always be hemming in my life.
I do not envy you the wardrobe mania...
Any chance you're coming to Nova Scotia??????????
Hell's bells Steph, I was planning to wear MY ratty jeans or my old yoga pants to meet you tomorrow. Now I'm going to have to find something to accomodate my arse and cut EIGHT inches of the bottom. Travel safe!
Lovely spring-y sweater, Stephanie - that is one lucky baby. And I'm thrilled that the Chai ironing worked out. I was too much of a wimp to try it on Moebius v1.0, but next time will iron on without fear. Have fun in Ottawa!
Damn, well now I have to wear something a little more presentable out to Yarn Forward. I understand your butt/pants issue, though with me, it's all thigh. I'm a strangely sculpted one :) Anyway, I look forward to seeing you tomorrow lady! Have a safe flight and hopefully our weather will stay pretty for you.
Oh Stephanie - You must be so excited. To hit the road with the feel of a successful knitting project still on your fingertips (love the mitered corners, btw).
As for pants, I too was going to suggest Gap ankel length... I have a petite friend that wears them (or skirts) pretty much exclusively.
Enjoy yourself in Ottawa!
I was checking out the tour page, and didn't find any reference to when you are coming to Florida. There are several wonderful knit shops in the Tampa Bay area, one with a coffee shop right in it. What more could you ask for? (Ok, ok, I don't know if she's wi fi enabled)
I guess I'm destined to miss her great Harlotness. Oh well.
Maybe I'll post this again in the middle of next winter when we're enjoying 20C and you're enjoying -20C. Bwahahahaha.
Ooh, I hate hate hate shopping for pants! I hate it so much I've occasionally been known to get out my sewing machine in order to make myself a pair just to avoid the embarrasment of not fitting into a single pair of pants sold in the whole city of Helsinki. :-b
Also, I envy the people who will be able to see you on tour. :) The email I got from Amazon last night saying they've shipped bookbookbook to me does, however, make me feel a tiny bit better. I would still love to have my copy signed... *sigh*
Have fun in Ottawa (and any other places you go to on your tour)!
I just bought the same pants -- well almost the same from Ann Taylor. That may scare you, I dunno.
It seems to me that it would be fitting for the HOT to visit a hot (literally) state: Arizona.
Shamless, I know. :)
Damn. I thought it was the Leishman's near me. But no. Out in Kanata which is a million miles from anywhere. so now I need a babysitter to make it to the Bank street Yarn Forward.
glad you found pants though it sounds like hell shopping for them. Hope to see you tomorrow.
I don't think it's anything to do with short legs, or your personal body. (like there's a community body... ha) I think pants manufacturers have been constantly changing the "standard" by which they apply sizing information. I am tall-ish (about 5'9") but tall/long jeans are too long and regular are too short. Size 12 fits me properly, ie, close but not tight (low/extra low rise) everywhere but around the "waist"band (nowhere near my actual,rather high waist). The waist band area could fit another 1/2 of me. Size 10 fits snugly on butt/hips but still gapes at the "waist"band. I am neither large nor small. I have worn a size 12 for most of my life, post growth-spurt. Suddenly i need an ... er... 8??? I haven't even lost any weight to be proud of!!! argh.
Enough of that.
Are you coming to Calgary?
Harumph. Rochester NY and environs is not yet on your tour list. Spirit Works would be my suggestion as a venue....
Updated tour page. Yes. I see. Well.
We now know where the entire middle section of the US rates with Canuck authors, especially those who knit. No Muscatine. (Okay, I sort of expected that one.) No Chicago. No St. Louis. Not even stinkin' (I mean that as a figurative adjective) Des Moines.
I could go on a tirade about the complete lack of vision of a certain Harlot's publicists. Especially as I (as an example) have spent dozens and dozens of hours online reading and writing about the Harlot; have attempted patterns only because of the gentle encouragement of the Harlot (even if I failed miserably); have spent wads of cash that was once destined to be my lunch money in order to satisfy this knitting lust and grab the only copy of the Harlot's book in a small Midwest town.
And that's only one of me. Imagine how many more persons are here in the Midwest and Great Plains states that have done exactly as I have and would love to meet the Harlot.
I'm just sayin'...
Pants are nearly impossible. I also am short and have trouble fitting my hiney into most pants. I recommend Editor's Pants from Express, if you can find them in your area - they come in different lengths and they have stretch to them. I wear mine all the time.
Have a fabulous tour!
The baby sweater looks perfect--you SHOULD be proud!
And, tons and bushels of luck as you kick off your tourtourtour. You're going to be great, I'm sure of it! (And I'm further sure that the new, hemmed jeans will look stunning.)
I love your blog, have been reading it for a good long while now, but never commented. However, seeing as how I was just this morning standing in front of a mirror saying "I hate jeans!" while staring at the gaping back waistband on a new pair, I had to write in. I feel your pain on the butt issue. (or is that "pain in the butt" issue?) No matter the size, for me the ass is too tight and the waist gapes. And I just had a baby, so the damn low rises expose my stretch marks to the universe. AND I'm six feet tall, so only talls will do, and even then I have to avoid putting them in the dryer or I'll have high water pants. Count yourself lucky that you can hem!
Anyway, much luck on the tour. Can't you get any closer to Raleigh NC than Virginia? Ah, well.
MMM, one of the best baby knits that I've seen. Cute without being over the top babyish.
what yarn did you use for your Baby Surprise? i just ripped out one that turned out to be soooo huge that it would fit a 8 year old!
have a grand tour!
BookBookBook just showed up in Las Vegas in feathers and glitter. It's butt is NOT showing here even in said costume, though I sure wish yours would.
How fun to be saying, "I'm off now for my tour." Have BIG fun.
Kim (waiting for Las Vegas tour)
Ugh on pants. If it makes you feel better, I have to go swimsuit shopping. Ewwww. I'd go with the skirt, how about one of those bohemian scrunchy cotton tiers that are all over right now? Airplane wedgies really suck.
Baby suprise is fun to play with stripes.
Roggey, I'm sulking here in Springfield, IL too. But Memphis isn't too far....
Your New York fan club has noticed that you're speaking at the Lord & Taylor. We can't wait!
A reminder, if it's not too late — do wash and dry those new pants as hot as possible before you hem them and/or hem them a bit on the long side if you don't want flood pants after a few washings.
bookbookbook has appeared in Durham, N.C. I snapped it up with so much relish, my friend who I ran into at the bookstore was looking at me funny...
I think women's clothes are simply made to aggravate. I am a woman of average height, and average weight and pants never ever fit me right....such a bother.
Oh, hon - forget the pants. Join the long-skirts-and-Merrells brigade. (Or Birkenstocks, if your lil'piggies like those better.) So much more comfy. Especially, if you're like me, if it's a long skirt, Born sandals, and an alpaca-and-silk Clapotis. :-) Good luck with the tour!
I just got bookbookbook today after reading your blog for the first time 2-3 days ago. I read the blurp on the back to my mom and that had her rolling... I fear for our sides. I hear splitting them is a painful thing! Hope you have a great time on your tourtourtour!
Don't worry, have a lovely time and bask in the glory. As far as TV and your arse... you'll probably be sitting on it anyway.
Aaah, Stephanie, it's Gap KIDS you need to shop at. Most of the pants fit surprisingly well and no hemming is needed for us short folk.
That is a quite perfect little sweater. Be afraid :)
Hvae fun on your tour. Try not to think about what may be happening at home, they'll make it somehow.
I'm with Lauren. I had that revelation while buying myself a few more pairs of pants as a treat in my ninth month of pregnancy. I came across one pair of pants which, contrary to every other pair of pants I had ever tried on in my life, were the exact PERFECT length on my short little legs. I got extremely excited, thinking I had discovered a hitherto unknown line of pants for short women...until I realised the truth. I had tried on a pair of capris. I have never felt so short in my life.
Length aside, I have never had an easy time buying pants anyway because I have a waist that curves in and hips that flare out. According to pants manufacturers, most women do not have figures like that. Therefore, nothing fits me.
Will "Harlot of Tour" visit the west coast of California? It would be lovely to see you. :)
Willow Books, in Acton is right down the road from me! I can't wait to meet you in May. I'll be the one with the big arse in the jeans or ratty yoga pants! LOL!.
Harlot, you're going to my favorite yarn shop in Canada. I learned to knit at Yarn Forward (Bank Street). I am so jealous. If you can, get them to get you some coffee and a scone from Wild Oat. It's a whole foods bakery and coffee shop just a few blocks down. When I miss Ottawa, I dream of a lavender honey scone, steamed up coffee shop windows, and yarn waiting for me at YF.
Good luck on the tour. Have fun.
Funny, I have to go to the Gap for the LONGS. In fact, I have a closet full of pants that I can only wear with sandals in the spring ( in other words, for 2 weeks) because they have shrunk to ankle length. You can come over and try them on.
Don't even talk to me about the fit for the waist to hip ratio. We dare not speak of it in this house.
(What's wrong with yoga pants?)
The only non-stretchy pants that fit _my_ butt come from foreign countries. I apparently have a Spanish/Panamanian behind. Needless to say, I tend to buy several pairs when I find them.
If I ever win the lottery, I'll set up a match-your-body-to-your-foreign-country's-clothes website, so if you have a Japanese a-- and a Dutch bosom, you'll always be able to find clothes that fit. ;)
That baby jacket is reeeeeeeeally pretty! I love that yarn.
Sorry about your butt. I'm sure Joe likes it.
Best of all good things on the tour. Remember hotel rooms have the "do not disturb" sign for your introverted moments. Is "Peace Fleece" made of real polar fleece? I'm looking for some polar fleece yarn to make some children's hats and scarves. Any guidance will be received with deepest gratitude.
Good, you have pants. Now don't forget your bra. Good luck, have fun, and see you May 6 in K-zoo!
On a weekend trip to Florida, I got the last copy of your book in the Clearwater Borders. Lucky for Clearwater they have 5 more on order.
I was giggling the whole trip home on the plane, making my husband read selected bits.
Cool baby jacket. Almost the same colours (minus the yellow) that i sent you in the merino/silk tops!
Bookbookbook is almost on the way to me. Amazon said ships in 24 hours but they lied they did! 3-4 days before it even gets picked off the shelf! If I ever visit Toronto I shall have to get you to sign it. :-)
Enjoy all those places on your tour that I have never been to! And those I have been to (LA, NYC, Chicago and Madison, WI).
Oh and if your butt is anything like your calves (ie toned, not calf shaped), there is NOTHING at all wrong with it!
Hey, the universe finally balanced itself against the MSF mittens! The uneventful baby sweater seems exactly the reason we all knit in the first place.
Congrats on SJP pants. Having a fashion role model makes it much easier to communicate with the shopgirls, yes? Many years ago, I adopted Fred Astaire as my trouser ideal. Fred and I are both short and skinny, yet he always looks granceful and willowy and markedly unstumpy. I have managed to lay my hands on three precious pairs of Fred Astaire trousers (which make me feel tall beyond reason!).
May I enquire re where you got the pattern for the baby sweater? Or did you make it up? I looked through their website and do not see it, but I would like to make one! Let me know, if you have a sec.
Sadly, I have some work crap that's going to prevent me from attending the BBB signing! I'm quite saddened, because now I won't have quite as easy of a time to get an autographed version. *sigh*
PS No fair! The weather monitor says 12 and showery here, but 13 and a bit cloudy there! No fair, I say! Especially after they forecast an overnight temp of 18 or so for here!
I picked up my copy of bookbookbook yesterday at B&N ( no independent nearby). It was on a endcap display so all passersby could see it.
I'm really enjoying it and even picked it up this morning after the alarm went off to start off my day.
I need to pick up another copy to send my sister. Any chance the bookbooktour will head to TX??
J Jill. The answer for women who want to be comfortable and look fashionable and without becoming a victim. Almost everything comes in petite - a petite that actually fits. It's sewn well too - much better than most mall stores in their price range. The stuff lasts for years with hard (i.e. mom) wear. No, I don't have stock, but all my non-knitted clothes bought in last 4-5 years are from them.
Reading The Book right now over lunch (my non-knitting time). Your MIL should have killed Dick.
And the sweater is just darling. Lucky baby!
Congratulations in the pants department!
When's the Magical Harlotty Tour coming to Europe???
Um, can I just say that it worries me a little that this is the second time you've expressed an interest in looking like Sarah Jessica Parker? She's totally freaky and weird looking, while you are cute. And I bet her arse feels bony when she sits on your lap.
Am I the only one who was afraid to scroll down too far when reading about the triumph of the trouble-free baby sweater? I was sure that below I would find a punch line more awful than two left thumbs.
Ummmmmm....shopping...Eaton Centre...........Gap........Purchasing Items????.............without me?
Were the stars not properly aligned yesterday?
I thought you asked me to go with you. How dare you shop in such a mall without me? That is my domain...you know better.
I can't talk to you right now.
Bookbookbook spotted (and acquired) today at BookCity on the Danforth!!!!!!
Glad for your arse that you got pants to fit. Maybe capri pants would be perfect for next time. :)
WHEN is it that you come to circles down here in Massachusetts? THAT'S IN THE US, silly!
Oh, cripes. I see it. Never mind. April 29th. Be there or be square.
The baby surprise sweater turned out adorable! What a great colorway!
Why is EVERYONE'S body so unlike pants? I'm not fat and I can't find a pair of pants that fit my waist (on the larger size) and my legs (think giraffe) to save my life! I am dying to hear about Hank's party....
I was just checking B & N's website. They are having a sale on crafts (I don't much care for that word) books and listed them...in order of bestselling. Your book is #10 already. Now that's impressive...as is that baby sweater. Gorgeous colors and a lovely pattern.
Harlot!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's not just bookbookbookbook anymore... now it's booktourbooktourbookbourbooktour!!! I am thrilled that you are coming to the west coast this summer-- I will definitely come see you! Pants... aaurgh! I fall into the unholiest pit of despair whenever I try on pants... it's really quite unpleasant! congrats on finding some and have a BLAST on your HOT tour!!!!
Have a safe trip to Ottawa!! I've always wanted to go but have yet to make it up that way.
You're coming to a two venues near me within a month of each other. WOOOHOOO!!!
Love the SBJ! I've just completed one too (with added mosiac patterning).
See here: http://timothy.org.uk/blog/2005/04/surprise-baby-jacket.php
That is an astonishingly cute baby sweater! Have added the book to my must-have list.
Good luck in Ottawa; I'm scheming to figure out how I can make it to your appearance in Boston in a few weeks.
dude, my local bookseller has informed me the first printing of THEBOOKTHEBOOKTHEBOOK (as everyone seems to refer to it) is sold out.
YOU GO GIRL!!!
Yup, the Gap has saved my arse on many an occasion...because they seem to know that short people exist and they, too, have arses. I'm five feet tall, and while I don't have an enormous caboose, I am no stick-girl, that's for certain. But I still have a problem either fitting my arse or finding it. Word to the tall girls: five feet tall plus long flowing skirt and birkenstocks equals woman masquerading as a tablecloth that has suddenly sprouted an upper body. Not good.
TV? When? Where?? (Please say "CTV," cuz that's the only channel I get...)
I too find Gap pants ridiculously long. I know your pain.
The baby sweater makes me want to go out and buy some variegated yarn! BTW, Sarah Jessica Parker's contract with Gap started May 2004 and was supposed to only be for two seasons. It was extended another season due to her popularity. (My favorite commercial is the one where she sings "I Enjoy Being a Girl") So SWJ was not axed, despite the rumours.
You know I'm with the skirts and sandals (Teva's in my case) group.
But I have to say that Gap makes pants that look nice on a wide variety of behinds. It's worth the money to buy their pants.
Ella, Peace Fleece is 70% wool, 30% mohair: http://www.peacefleece.com/
I actually meant for the winner to pick one color, not take all of that. I hope that still makes me generous, just not to a fault!
amen, LeAnn! long flowing skirt on anyone shorter than 5'6" = not flattering, and that's coming from a gal who hasn't grown an inch more than 5' tall in the last 7 years. GAP jeans are a godsend for my weird body (think 4" rise, meaning "low-rise" jeans fit juuuuuuust below the belly button, a 30" inseam, waist 27 but hips 38...), with ankle length being short enough for spring & summer when converse & sandals are worn, and regular length ok for fall & winter, when heavier-soled shoes are worn. faaaaaabulous.
stephanie, dear: please, please, please, please, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come to Eugene, Oregon...or at least Portland. There are some FABULOUS knit shops here, and no sales tax, and great knitting ladies (many of us young and hip and fun and too broke to knit with super-high-quality yarn, but we do anyway), and and and...
Having been to the Eatons Mall, I sincerely sympathize with your shopping difficulties. It is a HUGE mall.
I'm of the opinion that there is nothing at all wrong with your arse, but many things seriously wrong with the clothing industry in regards to sizes and proportions. Here's hoping that eventually, they'll get more realistic.
Swooning over that teeny jacket.
Still trying to figure out the Lord & Taylor angle. I may stop in there and look for the book department and the yarn department! (And get spritzed with perfume on my entrance and exit.)
This is the nicest baby jacket ever!
The pattern is nice and not too babyish (!) and the yarn is so lovely it is yummy.
Kind of remind me that i bought Rowan Calmer to do a nice little hat and scarf kit for a baby... !
And i can't wait to put my hands on your book...
Oh have a fun time on your tour! That baby sweater is so cute!!! great job.
I suggest that you take a look at Trinny and Susannah's masterpiece book What Not to Wear. (They are the hosts of the original BBC show, not the dreadful American version). They give good suggestions about how to dress different shaped arses. And they are clever and snarky while doing it - kind of like some blog I've read somewhere...
If stephanie is not coming to your neck of the woods, especially if you live in Canada, write a letter and complain. I already did on behalf of knitters and harlot fans in Halifax and eastern canada in general.
I only learned to knit about 3 months ago, but bought and LOVED BookBookBook. I'm currently obsessed with baby/toddler sweaters. Can you post which needles you used for that adorable Baby Surprise jacket, the gauge obtained, and about how big it is? You've made me want to try variegated yarn, and maybe that exact same kind but in a more genter-neutral colorway. Yours is the cutest Baby Surprise I've seen yet.
Stephanie, you NEED to get some petite-sized pants before the rest of your tour! I am a jeans woman and rely on inexpensive size 10 petites from Riders or JC Penney, and they fit, the flare is in the right place, and if I try them on first, they don't dip down too low in the front (I have had three kids and don't have Britneys stomach for low riders). My whole sense of style changed when I accepted that I was really only 5'3 and a half, not the 5'4" I had thought all my adult life, and started buying clothes sized proportionately for short people. Also, when you get the chance, can you forward me info to mail along the prize to Maggie? Have fun!
Harlot, Calvin Klein jeans are the answer. They fit over your butt without the major mid-back gap, and the pockets make sure that your butt looks like a butt and not like a wall.
Otherwise, go with the skirt :)
As a non-knitting lurker who enjoys your blog, may I suggest looking for Easy Spirit pants? The shoe company also makes clothing and their pants are magic. I have two pairs: they fit me in any phase of my 10 pound weight swing, they're comfortable, they really don't need ironing, they have beautiful drape and they're flattering. As I said, magic!
the baby sweater is simply dreamy! i love the yarn, love the pattern, love the way the yarn patterned!! beautiful job :)
This is my first time commenting--I've been enjoying your blog for a month now. Thank you!
I have watned to knit the Baby Surprise by EZ and love the patterning the yarn you used makes. But the link to the supermerino doesn't work. Is that Koigu?