For this reason, I present the following commentary about my Diamond Yoke Cardigan.
For the record. My breasts are symmetrical. Must be the light but my left boob looks much smaller than my right. It's not!
Even Tom noticed. Second, the shirt I'm wearing with this is too long and too baggy. Even Tom said so and most of the time he barely notices me. How we turned into old married people (who aren't even married) is beyond me. I swear I could show up everyday in my favorite faded Vermont t-shirt, unkempt hair, and no makeup and he wouldn't even notice. But even he commented that the shirt is too big for this outfit.
Gaping at the gape.You know how I feel about belly gape cardigans. Perhaps my strong opinion is based on this pattern which was definitely designed to open at the bottom. Not my favorite look. I wish it buttoned all the way down.
A heartfelt prayer. Dear God, in my next life could I please have slim hips? Please? Please? Please? Whenever I see pictures of my mighty derierre, all I can do is cringe.
My gratitude list. Okay, enough of the criticism. Here is the good news:
- I'm proud of making such a complicated sweater.
- Pink flatters my skin.
- I don't look half bad for a woman who turns 51 in a couple of weeks.
- I've lost almost 40 pounds since I made this sweater. I don't think you can even tell, but I'm glad to know this fact anyway.
- I'm grateful I have a nice boyfriend to take these pictures, one who takes me just as I am whether it's dressed in a sweater of my own making or a faded Vermont t-shirt.
Yet I persevere. My goal with this blog is to find self-acceptance by making clothes that fit and flatter - and to help you do this, too. Self-love is a struggle for almost all women. Let's keep calm, carry on - and cast on, too.