I am currently in some major denial about my Cozy V-Neck Pullover. It is finished theoretically, but it needs some help to make it work. Turns out, although I've really gotten to know how to knit for my body in pieces, I haven't yet been able to make that transition to knitting top-down.
I have fairly square shoulders (swimmer's shoulders we decided this afternoon), so somehow I need to learn to allow for space for them, but at the same time not allow too much space for my "conservative" front. Basically, by the time I got my pullover big enough to fit comfortably under my arms, there was way too much width across the chest. Unfortunately, this was a difficult thing to spot while I worked because of the big gaping v-neck. I pretty much had to finish everything before I knew how it would fit. In fact, I couldn't even tell the extent of the damage until I seemed up the sleeves and closed the hole under my arm. I am hoping that I can do something to save me from having to rip out the neck band and re-knit the body. After some thorough discussion this afternoon, I think we've figured out what to do so wish me luck!
In the meantime, I will distract you with some other things. First, B and I recently joined a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) group here in San Diego called Be Wise Ranch. Every week, we get a box of local (at least as much as possible), organic veggies at a pick-up location close to our house. So far, we've been very pleased with the service. We opted for the small box since there is just the two of us, but there has still been so much food! For example, this week we got a head of lettuce, one bok choy, a large bunch of red chard, 2 onions, a bag of carrots, a bag of zuccini, two boxes of strawberries and an avocado.
The chard was one of the most beautiful veggies I've ever seen. The contrast between the deep red of the stalks and the large rich green of the leaves was striking. Pretty delicious too!
The other thing I wanted to share was an interesting class project B was working on for his art history class. I came home to a proclamation - I'll clean it up. What? - I asked. And then I saw this:
If you've ever been to our place, you may recognize this as our bathroom...which B turned into an art installation. All the objects were carefully chosen and arranged to tell the "history of B". He took a photo of the installation then took it into PhotoShop to add additional elements like superimposed photos and other images. Believe me there is not one thing in that bathroom that doesn't mean something whether literally, linearly or iconographically. I thought the finished piece was really cool and wanted to share it.
It looks really great printed and B is looking into getting a larger version printed for class. It's definitely one of those images that the more you look, the more you see. I think it's worth an 'A', don't you?