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Topic: KNitting myself clothing... and trying to lose weight...  (Read 1201 times)
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« on: December 08, 2005 11:01:17 AM »

I keep seeing all these wonderful things everyone here is making.. and I want them so desperately. But then I think about the fact that I'm trying to lose weight... I would be SO upset if I spent so much time making something, only to not be able to wear it by next winter because it no longer fit me. It's not like if it got too small, that I'd force myself to lose weight to get back in it.. if it's too big, I'm not going to gain the weight back just so my hand made stuff fits.

And because I'm going at this slowly - I took a year to drop 2 sizes, and maintain it.. by making minor changes in my life a little at a time, rather than going on a diet which means that at some point the diet will end.. I do better this way - and I plan on doing it again - another 2 sizes to reach my ideal size over the next year... so it's not like I really know what size I'll be next fall and so I can knit for that.

Am I the only one who has this issue? Am I crazy? Should I just shut up and knit? Right now I hesitate with making clothing, even though I KNOW I am capable of it. I am so tired of scarves, which I rarely use anyways. I've got enough afghans for my couch, love seat, and bed... don't really need more. I don't have kids otherwise I'd dress them to the gills in homemade stuff.. But I want stuff for ME! I finally took the plunge with Tempting... but I'm making it a tiny bit on the snug side so that I'll hopefully still be able to wear it when I'm a couple of sizes smaller.

Someone please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks like this!
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2005 11:04:58 AM »

you could try a ballerina type wrap, that could be adjusted depending on what size you are.
or any kind of sweater with ribbing....
i hope that helps.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2005 11:13:41 AM »

Be here now, A-gal. Knit for the pleasure of who you are today. When that changes, you'll get to knit some more.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2005 03:15:57 PM »

<<I would be SO upset if I spent so much time making something, only to not be able to wear it by next winter because it no longer fit me.>>

I know where you're coming from, but don't let that stop you. Knit stuff for yourself now, and if you do happen to grow (shrink) out of it, think about how happy you will make somebody else by passing it along to them. (Of course, I'm lucky cuz I have lots of girlfriends and two sisters)
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2005 03:28:54 PM »

Well, you could make something for your "now" size, and you can just hem or princess seam or take in whatever you make to fit you in the future.  Just don't knit things in the round, seams are your friend Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2005 04:13:56 PM »

i feel yer pain sister.  i'm in the process of shrinking too.  so i've just accepted that i can't attempt a sweater for myself until next summer probly.  but that doesn't mean denying yerself.  there's lots of alterable things like ballet tops or kimono style tops... i just had the most unsatisfying trip to the fabric store.  i have 50 bucks in birthday money to blow on myself and wanted to sew up something luxurious.  but after looking at the fabric, i realized i'd be wasting 50 bucks on something that i'm determined not to wear next year.  good luck darlin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2005 04:33:27 PM »

I know everybody is different, but when my weight changes it really only affects my pant size.  I went down 2 pant sizes and I still wear all of the same tops.
Also its nice to have some tight sweaters and some baggy ones.  If you make one to fit you just right, right now then it can be a baggy one later.

Also as a side note as a former "chubby" kid and now supposedly thin adult I feel no different about myself, and perceive myself the same as always.  I wish I hadn't wasted so much time wishing I was thin and imagining how different my life would be. 

Now I really just try to be healthy.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2005 04:34:10 PM »

Be here now, A-gal. Knit for the pleasure of who you are today. When that changes, you'll get to knit some more.

Wise words.
The other wise words would be the ballerina adjustable wraps and ribbed jumpers.  Smiley

Or.. you could amuse yourself by knitting lots and lots of hats.  Hats will fit you whatever size your body is.  Mmmmm.. hats.

Knit for the size you are now.  It's easier to adjust knitting downwards than adjust it upwards!
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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2005 04:56:47 PM »

shrugs - either the kind that ties or the kind that is just sleeves with a piece across the back - shouldn't depend too much on your weight.  The same thing with some cardigans, like hst said, knit one that will be snugly fitting now, and will be more relaxed fitting (but still cute) later.

You can also try socks and gloves, there's a lot more to them than to a scarf or afghan, but your hands and feet aren't likely to change size.

Or you could just knit for other people.  Start on a sweater for your mom now and you'll definitely be done by Mother's Day.   
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« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2005 09:18:14 AM »

I'm in the same situation. I'm going to knit myself a copycat Klaralund. I think it would be pretty easy to resize next year if I needed to.

http://www.theknittinggarden.com/patterns/noro-cth2/klaralund.htm
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=35578.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=57856.0
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