I am actually ThisClose to finishing a project that has taken way too long. Not due to difficulty, or not enough yarn, just because of me! I don't want to say any more and possibly jinx it, but hopefully sooner rather than later I'll have a blog post and a picture for you.
I have been thinking lately about how I really need to take my measurements and understand what they mean, as far as knitting goes, in particular. I always hesitate with large projects (aka sweaters), since I never feel confident that I really know what size I should make. Recently, I bought a copy of Amy Herzog's Knit to Flatter, which talks about not only knowing your own measurements, but how to get accurate ones, and what that means related to what you are trying to knit.
I also see on her website that she is launching something called CustomFit, which looks promising. For whatever reasons, I feel that she is trustworthy. I think part of it is that she looks in pictures like a very friendly, approachable person, with a normal kind of body. (If you know her and she is not, please don't tell me. I want to enjoy my little fantasy at least a bit longer.)
In other news, my shingles - though much improved - have put yet another damper on something for me. I was supposed to teach a six-week Beginner Knitting class at Rosie's, starting this past Monday. I was truly excited about it, because a) I had missed teaching it last winter, due to my interminably long pneumonia-like illness, and b) I love the idea of getting new knitters started! So even though things were doing OK, my doctor suggested that adding an evening class to my work schedule might not be the best idea. So now someone else is doing it. Which dismays me, because I hate pulling out of something like that at all, much less twice in a row, and also because I was hoping to use the money I made for holiday gifts.
But, onward, as they say. I'll go back to my ThisClose project, and start planning what will be next, or decide if any holiday gifts are coming off the needles this year. And just hope that I not only get another chance to teach Beginner Knitting, but that I stay healthy enough to actually do it!