A little something else.

It seems as though that’s all I post about lately, but I’ve been very busy.

So here’s your daily web goodness:

The Voice of the Underground is Silenced (complete with sound clips)

Emma Clarke interview (who knew the voice behind “mind the gap” was so funny?)

This past weekend I went searching for some new clothes for work (since I’m traveling soon and am bereft of Respectable Clothing Items). I went to H&M, which was dumb since they don’t make clothes for real people, only twigs and popsicle sticks and perhaps pipe cleaners. The pants there lie; they say one size when they really mean another, much smaller size. I was able to squeeze their very largest pair over my thighs (an improvement from the last time), but was unable to zip them. So I bought some shirts that were my size (since they don’t have to fit over my thighs), and that was that.

I did notice, though, that knitwear is huge this season (not size-wise, though there is some of that, too). I’m wondering if it’s like this every season but I never noticed before I became a knitter, or if it’s huge this season because knitting is very “in” right now. Has anyone else noticed this? It seems as though everywhere I look, stores are selling knitted things, and the fashion magazines have at least one spread with huge, chunky knit sweaters (one even had a sweater with a proboscis).

I will continue to investigate this trend, and see if either of my theories are correct. In the meantime, I’m still knitting three pairs of socks, and now that I’ve been sweater-shopping, I think I’ll knit my own, since I don’t really like what’s out there to purchase (I’ve petted it and thought about how I could possibly knit it myself).

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to A little something else.

  1. happygoth says:

    Yeah! I have this pair of pants and they were a certain size, so I went to buy another pair and the very largest size didn’t fit me! I had to check the pants to make sure.

    However, I have also discovered that I fit better into clothes designed for adults and not curveless teenagers (it was something of a personal growth achievement to admit that I am no longer a teenager, at least physically).

  2. Meridith says:

    No, you’re right on. Knit is IN this season. Also, I second your opinion on H&M; their sizes run really small, and I learned that the sizes aren’t consistent from item to item of the SAME design. You HAVE to try on every article before buying!

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