Friday, February 11, 2011

I'm really a turtle

One of my favorite designers, Cecily Glowik MacDonald and I couldn't be more different, at least in the body department. I've written previously about how designers design for their own bodies, and rightly so; some day, I will design patterns for lumpy chicks like me.

It's a given that Cecily creates sweaters for her lithe, long, lean form, as shown in my favorite photo from the previous post. Just compare her skinny little ass to my giant one.

Another difference between Cecily and me is that she actually has a neck. I do not, or at least not much of one. My neck is maybe an inch high which means I cannot comfortably wear turtlenecks or cowl-necked sweaters. Cecily, however, pulls off long-necked pullovers with great aplomb. Check out the pretty Hollyhock sweater she published today. She looks lovely.

Now check me out in the same design:

I'm smiling under that giant neck - hope you are, too. In my next life, may I have a long neck and a skinny ass just like Cecily, and use a lot less yarn when knitting a sweater, too. ;-)


  1. Ha! This gave me a good laugh today. I can so relate, and have often referred to myself as a turtle.

    By the way, I love the Waltham Cardigan, and I wish I could participate in the KAL. It just won't work out for me right now, but I wish you fun, and good knitting with this cardigan. I can't wait to read your adventures with fit.

  2. You crack me up, Julie. Love the Hollyhock sweater, AND it's sized up to a 57 3/4 bust! How fabulous is that? While having a wide, flat rear myself, I also have a neck and a couple of chins that are always cold, so this sweater is calling to me. I think it would be more sensible for my climate with long sleeves, ending with a border of the same pattern that is on the cowl. Very cute. I'm heading up to my favorite yarn store in Valporaiso, Indiana tomorrow--I may be compelled to purchase yarn for Hollyhock. Hmmmm. I think I have enough yarn in stash for the KAL. Thanks for always being an inspiration and source of great info!

  3. Ok I am a kindred spirit and shape. one of the best parts of reading your blog is seeing how sweaters will look on ME! Thank you for helping and doing it with humor and honesty.

  4. Thanks for the laugh! That's hysterical!

  5. I really needed this bit of humor this morning! ROF

  6. Wait until you see the hot pants I am knitting! (just kidding!) Julie you are fantastic!

  7. Cecily, if you design hot pants , I'm turning them into a handbag. I'd have no other choice. :-)

    Thanks for reading - and for your amazing work!