Is it just me or is the Fall Knitscene preview all about the fat chicks?
Check out the Abbess pullover. I would have named it "Frumpy." I would have also had a photo, but blogger is being an ass.
It's practically Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason. Renee Zellweger was too heavy to look at. Oh snap, I used to be a big girl, so stop your bitching. Yes, yes, pre 3 pigs, I there was 60 more pounds of Snot to throw around. With the Ogre's continuous strawberry confections, I'm on my way back there too.
Now I like me some realistic models, but it JUST turned summer around Michigan parts, and I guess I'm not used to layers for warmth. I'm used to my layers as in blubber hanging over a pair of cut off levis with a baby on the hip layers. Sometimes the only layer is a good chili dog. But dang, we make good chili dogs around here.
Oh, I just found my explanation in the editor's letter. It basically boils down to "Americans are fat."
"These are not novelty projects or purely conceptual, these are work-horse knits that fit into everyday life and can become funky or trendy through styling. At the end of the day, though phenomenal and intriguing as knits, these projects are real clothes."
So, we can enjoy the patterns in the up coming Knitscene as is, and accept that we are all over weight, under exercised and out of shape. Or, we can actually turn off the air conditioning, in turn saving energy (VIVA LA REVOLUCION!!!), get outside ride a bike, garden, ENJOY SUMMER! Then maybe, just maybe, scoff at those everyday life knits that knitscene is trying to offer up. Plus, it would use up less yarn that way.