Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Fat Is The New Black

I've been going to the movies a lot in the last two weeks, and all I see are girls with stomachs hanging over low-rider jeans, and tops that accentuate their belly fat.

The Muffin Top Syndrome
Don't get me wrong, I don't subscribe to the theory that all girls should be rail thin. I think that looks worse than a belly hanging over a waistband.

But I also don't think that young women realize how awful this new "fashion" makes them look. Who could have believed a dress style could make a woman look both slutty and fat at the same time?

Given my current weight and body, I could show off a wicked muffin top, given the right jeans and tight-fitting, midriff t-shirt. But you couldn't pay me enough to show myself like that in public.

Current Knitting
With the completion of the quilt binding, I was able to get a few inches done on the second sleeve of the Faux Rib sweater.

I'm up to about four inches, and 81 stitches across (on my way to 18 inches and 153 stitches across).

Knit Friend Gifts
Carol S. has two great little kids. As one of their craft projects, they made me this incredibly thoughtful gift.

"I HEART QueerJoe"

I wore it to the movie theater last night to see The DaVinci Code and showed it off to all the girls with bellies hanging out. They were extremely jealous, I could tell.

Readers' Comments/Questions
Regarding the pictures of the quilt, Elizabeth asks, "Could you make some of the photos get bigger when you click 'em?"

Blogger only allows me to post pictures of a certain size, and while you can click on any of my pictures, and they sometimes display a little bigger, I can't get much more detail or size given the Blogger limitations.

Also regarding the quilt, knit-friend Kathy notes, "I tend to hate you a bit for being so good at every skill you take but, but so what."

Actually, when you see the quilt in person, you'll realize that my quilting "skill" isn't really so good. Much of the success of this quilt is the incredible fabrics, and Liza's good idea to use the Snowball design (which is easy, and requires little or no talent at all). You can envy my crisp white pillow cases, but not my quilting ability.