26 February 2007

Big feet

Dear Kristen,

I have pictures to show, but work has been so crazy that I haven't had the time to upload anything... :( I completed the Cambridge sweater and gifted it to Si for Valentine's Day. It's okay, but not perfect. The biggest issue is that the arm holes are very very deep. This creates kind of a strange baggy effect under the arms. I'm not sure how it happened, and I can't figure out any easy way to fix it so I think he's just going to live with it. It's a first sweater anywho so I'm not sure it's worth worrying about. :) I just need to try a few more to see if I can't get it right.

In other news, I have HUGE FEET. It might not seem so to the casual observer. Heck my size 10s aren't all that unusual, but the fact that my feet are almost 9 inches around is apparently quite the anomaly. It means that I can't easily knit socks unless the pattern is designed for a man. UGH! Last week I attempted to knit myself the Friday harbor socks from Knitting on the Road and I couldn't even get the band past my heel. I was totally bummed. Thankfully I have quite the collection of sock patterns and some manly socks from an old IK seem to be working out for me. I think I need to start a "fat foot cute" site for sock knitting patterns desgined for those among us with fat feet and exceedingly shapely calves (mine are almost 16 inches around at the widest part). There might also be a seperate category for tall boots that will fit those shapley calves. :P

That's all.