Friday, June 20, 2008

Proof of Knitting

Last night we went to see The Avett Brothers. In case I haven't said it before, we love them :) However, we are not really huge fans of crazy crowds of people. I was excited that this particular show was at a small theater, rather than a typical concert venue, so there were assigned seats and some assurance I wouldn't be stuck uncomfortably standing and still not being able to see, or being constantly brushed by those extremely exuberant and sweaty dancer types. Since we'd be sitting, I thought about taking Maude to try to get through some more ribbing (I'm BEYOND bored with it!). In preparation, I finally strung her onto some waste yarn to try the top on to see just how much ribbing I needed still (heaven forbid I take it to the concert and OVERKNIT the ribbing!). So, as proof that I am knitting, here is a shot (please ignore the clashing royal blue shirt that I'm wearing underneath. Please also ignore the fact that I look like a whale - it must be the angle of the photo because it's not that unflattering when I saw it in the mirror.) I love it! More so, of course, because it actually fits! I think the bodice will snug up just a bit when I pick up stitches to knit the sleeves. The bad news is I'm still 4 (stretched) inches shy, which is a LOT MORE RIBBING :( 2 more regular rib, then the final 2 inches of garter rib, so at least that goes faster! My only real complaint is how wide the neckline is, I don't think I'll be able to wear a regular bra with it. I am so NOT one who believes the clear bra straps showing is ever an acceptable option, so I'll either have to wear a strapless or stitch in a few snaps on the shoulder to hold the straps.

I ended up NOT taking it with me (though I totally should have, I really did sit for all the concert except the encore). The concert was awesome. They played 3 songs off a new album coming out next month and a healthy amount of favorites (including this one, which I've had stuck in my head for a good two weeks). It really was one of the best concerts I've been to, very laid back mix of songs because of the venue and it really showcased what amazing musicians they are. Seriously, they all play so many different instruments! Check them out, totally worth it :)

I have to do some serious shopping tonite and tomorrow because Sunday we are having our engagement pictures taken so of course, this calls for a new dress :)

Have an awesome weekend!

1 comment:

DeuceMom said...

Maude looks great. Glad you had fun at your concert. Maybe we'll get to go to one of those some day soon.