So…
I knitted up a storm the last two days. I have nothing better to do when I’m not gagging. I finished off the first leg of the ForeverLongies and started the second leg. I did almost all of it in one day, which is a feat because they’re as wide as my hand and about 12 inches long on circulars. (I’m a new knitter, this is my second ever project, be nice).

Then I realize I’m really running out of yarn. But I keep going, because I’m only a few inches from the bottom. Just a few more inches, that’s all. Not that far. I’ll make it, really I will! And then I ran out of yarn.
One inch too short.

One store in town sells that yarn, it’s just simple 100% merino wool in forest green but for some reason no one else sold it.
So I run to that store and I realize half their stock is gone. Everything reads, “Closing out, up to 70% off!”. I run over to the yarn section, and it’s not there. NOOOOOOOOO.

I walked up to the front desk and gave her the swatch. She looked it up in her little colour book because she was going to call some other yarn stores and see if they, by chance, carried it or could order it in. She started calling some other places.
But it’s discontinued!
I bought the last two balls of forest green 100% merino wool IN THE ENTIRE CITY.

An inch. A freaking inch.
My kingdom for an inch!

I was so sad.

She advised me to rip up the last inch or so of the finished leg and then cuff it in another colour. I totally did NOT want to do that, especially since I’ve never done that with a knitting project before so I’m not sure if there’s some shortcut I missed when I frogged back the leg and then spent almost an hour meticulously picking up each individual stitch on circulars.
I cuffed that one in blue, and it didn’t look that bad. So I started the other. Then I realized that I’d made a “mistake” with the first and done too many crochet stitches on the cuff (which actually looks pretty nice)… so now they looked completely uneven. So I had to frog back the second cuff and I’m too peeved to start it over again and figure out how to mimic what I’d done the first time.

While I wait for my muse to return, you can enjoy my underwear-clad fatness.

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  • maylea_moon says:

    you have such a darling pregnant belly. i envy that you show early! rowan was due in late september (although he was born the first week of sept) and i didn’t get a belly until i was 6 months, but i wanted one!! πŸ™‚

    are longies hard to knit? i’ve been knitting a few years but i still consider myself a newbie because i’ve never ventured past the scarf. πŸ˜‰

  • Fat? Fat? You’re just lucky I like you, you skinny bitch, or you’d get a sucker punch. πŸ˜‰

    I have yet to finish a single knitting project I’ve started. I’ve currently got a scarf, longies, a soaker, and a poncho in the works and not a one has an end in sight.

  • acme says:

    Your pregnant belly is so so gorgeous!

  • I love your belly! Mine was so…blubbery like a whale lol I had a dream last night that you posted you’d had twins…

  • devilgrrl says:

    Must be the week-end for knitting. I worked on a baby blanket for hours last night.

  • oopidsnot says:

    You’re getting so big! Has it been that long since I saw you!!!

  • hoodwink says:

    what a belly;) at least you have a good excuse for your “fatness.”

  • Yeah, you’re fat like I’m short.

    I’m so impressed you learned to knit. I could never do that. I’d go maaaaad trying to keep track of everything. My SIL is a knitter, though, so I get to enjoy the fruits of her labor! Every holiday I give her a gift certificate to the yarn store so she can feed her beast. OMG, you should see the blanket she’s making for the baby! Cashmere/merino wool blend, mossy green color, “fern and feather” pattern. DIVOON!

  • timmytm says:

    I love fat chicks. Are you barefoot, too?

  • *trying to see where this so-called ‘fatness’ is*

    • admin says:

      πŸ˜› As I said to Jesamin, I see a huge difference in the way my stomach is shaped now and the way it was shaped with Jericho (the only time in my life I had defined abs, just prior to his conception) or with Tempest. I was still in my c/s and birth recovery when I conceived this time, so to me this just feels fat and hanging.

      • But…but…I have to agree with everyone, it’s just so cute! Maybe you just think it’s big due to the lack of backside? Which isn’t fair either-cute belly and inkydinky bum. (And I’ll stop posting before my morning tea. I promise!)

        Would you belive I had someone ask me yesterday: ‘Wow, 38 weeks? Is your doctor going to induce you soon?’ o_0

        • admin says:

          O_o;
          ‘Cause 38 weeks = 8 weeks overdue?

          • Matt and I got into a hysterical laughing fit last night about people who think that way. It ended with one of us yelling about: ‘Think of the poor elephants, pregnant for almost two years-can nothing be done to help them?!?’ (We have a weird sense of humor around here.)

            It just reinforced my thought that our babe can take as long as she needs and I’m not going to let anyone rush her about to get here.

  • jesamin says:

    Allow me to pause for a moment and seethe with jealousy because you have an awesome tummy already and I am merely growing wider by the day, not outward. Jealous, I am green!

    • admin says:

      Ha. I always go out before I go wide. Right now I’m really noticing the difference between untoned tummy and toned tummy and how I grow. I look at past pictures when I was pregnant with Jericho (the most physically fit I EVER was) and how my stomach is shaped is hugely different. It’s just so much flatter and less… blah. This just feels fat. I was only 8 or 10 weeks into recovery when I conceived so I still hadn’t gained any of my abs back.

  • angelwifey says:

    wow. how frustrating. i hate it when that happens!

  • ruethee says:

    you have the most perfect pregnant tummy.
    it’s absolutely beautiful.

  • sraedi says:

    I want to eat your belly SO BAD

    You are the most cute pregnant woman ever.

  • erinmdmd says:

    What about… finishing the last inch with some kind of matching brown ina moss/seed stitch? Ripping off an inch of the first leg shouldn’t be too hard- I’m always too chikcen to actually try to catch all my stitches, so I unknit things-time consuming but works. You probably aren’t getting more than 4-5 rows to an inch….

  • gngr says:

    *giggles* You don’t look as up or down as you do OUT this time. Nekkid belly! *raspberries*

  • julierocket says:

    Is that Vicki’s underwear?

    *sniggers* I think I own that. In that color.
    Now that you’re pregnant, probably in that size, too!

    • julierocket says:

      Why do I never remember everything I want to say in time to make just ONE comment…

      doesn’t it figure, in the whole CABINET of yarn I have (you’d think I was a knitter… no, I just thought I was and bought too much yarn and now I’m waiting to get back into knitting and try again) I had some, but I have 20% wool/80% something else forest green yarn. I’d have sent you some otherwise!

    • admin says:

      Nope, it’s not Victoria’s. I got it at a store when I was pregnant with Tempest and I asked for the smallest underwear they sold that wasn’t children’s. I’m SICK of buying children’s underwear. Victoria’s doesn’t sell in my size either, I don’t think.
      They pulled out these tiny little beigey-pink pieces and asked me to try them on. When they fit, they gave me 2 for 1. πŸ™‚

      • julierocket says:

        Wow, it’s nearly identical, then.

        Vicki’s is pretty much all I’ll wear for briefs… one specific style in one specific fabric which looks just like what you’ve got on. It’s nice because I can order them right from the website, although I wish I was more versatile in what I was comfortable in so I could buy cheaper stuff. I’m kind of glad I don’t like their bras, though… the only bras I’ve found recently that I like are from Target and cost me $11.

        • admin says:

          I wish I could buy bras at department stores. πŸ™
          No one sells higher than a D most times, and then the band sizes start at 36. For an F30 there’s really nothing but special orders.

          • julierocket says:

            I can’t BELIEVE you’re an F. You’re so thin and usually people with huge boobs look HUGE on top, ESPECIALLY when they’re thin. I mean, I’m not tiny, but my 36/38DD’s are part of what makes me look frumpy sometimes. Yours look smaller than mine when I look at your pictures, but 30F… yep, you win…

            Do you order from FigLeaves?

            • admin says:

              No, the shipping is too high. I’ve ordered from biggerbras.com though
              I think it’s that, anyway… I actually managed to find a PRETTY bra in my size! PRETTY!!!!! Like with lace and everything!!
              Then I got two on Ebay. I even managed to find one (from the UK) that is made of black microfibre and has this beautiful lace design that’s supposed to peek up from under your shirt to look like a camisole. It’s gorgeous and it gives me ROCKIN’ cleavage.

              On the “small” thing:
              See, the ’30’ part is the band size, which is essentially the width of my breast. Someone who is a C38 looks a whole lot bigger than I do because a wider breast looks like a much, much bigger breast.
              A thin breast looks smaller, so when I go into lingerie stores the ladies always say, “Oh honey you’re a C!” and then try and stuff my pendulous loafs into these teeny tiny cups and go, “Oh… well maybe you’re right”.

              • julierocket says:

                AH, that’s what does it. The 30. I wish I had 32’s or something, even if it made bras harder to find, just for that whole “look thinner/shirts will fit better” thing. It’s a lot easier to wear 4 bras all the time than to only have 4 shirts that fit and a million bras and just rotate the shirts!

                biggerbras.com… I’ll check that out. I need to find SOMEWHERE that has not-too-expensive, pretty bras. I’m SO picky about how they fit, too. Some shapes just smush the girls down and push them out to the sides. Ugh.

                • admin says:

                  Believe me, I still have the shirt problem. Big time. BIG time. Nothing freaking fits me, and what does rides up and looks dumb.
                  I plan on a reduction when I’m done having kids. I’d like to go down to something more… you know, my size.

                  • julierocket says:

                    I’ve been thinking about the reduction idea myself. A friend of mine had one in high school, when she was about 15 or 16– she went from a 38DD to a 38C– and she spent years trying to convince me to get one, too, but I was always ambivalent because you can’t breastfeed (plus I can’t imagine having a conversation about my breasts with my father… oh, gods…) and now that I’m all “I will be a natural mommy!… in about seven years” I’m glad I haven’t done anything. I don’t have any major back problems YET, but I think I’m on my way because I’ve been getting twinges…

                    Mark keeps talking about wanting to open a lingerie/clothing store for women with curvy figures that has clothing which is well-made and neither slutty nor frumpy. πŸ™‚

                    • admin says:

                      Your mom is awesome.

                      You can breastfeed after a reduction, there’s a whole book on it. πŸ™‚ Newer reductions are a lot more careful, particularly if you let the surgeons be aware of your wishes beforehand.

                    • julierocket says:

                      My mom is cool, but I’d have to talk to both of them about it at some point, since they’re both in my life πŸ˜‰

                      You can? Wow, didn’t know that. I thought it was the one thing that you just couldn’t do… I’d probably wait anyways, though, because with my luck I’d get pregnant and bam! they’d be huge again.

                    • admin says:

                      Yeah, that’s a good idea. BFAR is possible, but sometimes very difficult depending on how much was taken out.

            • admin says:

              I tried to weigh my breasts once on Curtis’ food scale. It goes up to 5.5lbs. It said, “Error”.

  • florassecret says:

    They sell that colour here. Would you want me to purchase it for you? I can do that.

    • admin says:

      Nah, I just cuffed it in blue. It’s patons (?) Classic 100% merino wool in forest green. If they sold it there, it’s the last balls they’ll ever get since it’s been discontinued.

      • florassecret says:

        Yep, that’s the brand, I called there and they have tons of that colour, but once sold that’s it. Really, if you want anymore of that colour, I can help you out.

        • admin says:

          That was really sweet of you. πŸ™‚ Thank you. That’s okay, though. At this point I’m still a brand new knitter so I’m not that picky about what colours I get. Just if I manage to finish a project I’m happy!

  • janaya says:

    oh man, that is frustrating! and these are the longies you’re selling to someone, right?

    (*waves to fetuses*)

    • admin says:

      Kinda, yeah.

      Since I made them too big for Tempest (actually I tried them, unfinished, on her the other day and they aren’t as big as I thought they’d be) she had a kid with the measurements that would match – so I said I’d give it to her for cost of the yarn and shipping, which is only like $16 as opposed to full priced 100% merino wool longies.

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