Monday, January 20, 2014

Measuring Yourself: A Necessary Evil

Please tell me that I'm not the only knitter who hates taking her measurements?  I find it so depressing.  I also hate those little perfect-hourglass stick-figure illustrations they always use to show you where to take your measurements.  Talk about a hit to the self esteem.  This is why I'm in love with today's Knitting Daily post about taking your measurements where they use photos of a curvy woman for illustration.  Finally!  A measuring demo that makes sense for my body!  I love that they include a section on taking your belly measurement.  No one ever does that and I feel bad because my belly is pretty ample and I need to take it into account when measuring myself for a sweater.  Again, no guilt here - they're just like, "Hey!  Here's how to take your belly measurement!  Adjust your waist decreasing accordingly..."  I like it.


  1. I love it. I'll be honest, I have hesitated making myself clothing because, quite frankly, I feel bad about myself! But that shouldn't take away from the joy of knitting or crocheting something for myself. It's quite possible that if I measure and make something for myself, it will probably be more flattering and fit better than if I were to buy a sweater out of the store, anyway.

    Thanks for sharing this. :)

    1. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one who is anxious about this issue! I used to be super skinny and I loved making myself sweaters and thought I looked so good in them, but you are totally right... back then the off-the-rack stuff probably fit me perfectly too. Now is the time I should really be focusing on making myself something custom fit.