Wednesday, November 22, 2006

an inflated sense of self

sometimes i feel like i don't have a very accurate mental image of myself. for example, this morning i laid out my bpt on the floor to take a progress photo. it looks very small. it looks so small that it can't possibly fit an adult human being. but when i put it on, it does. it fits perfectly. how can my torso and my arms be so short?
BPT progress
my personal theory is that all small people have this need to make themselves appear bigger, so they all have some excess of personality to make them larger than life. evidently for me, that translates into literally thinking that i am bigger than i really am.

i guess being small does have its advantages. i have a low tolerance and so am a cheap date. i can weave in and out of crowds pretty easily. and it takes less knitting for me to create a sweater, and so in theory, my output should be greater. i'm going to push very hard to finish bpt this weekend.


  1. you are consistently knitting stuff on my list or my needles. Both the scarf and the bpt look great!

  2. Oh, I totally hear you. I'm finishing up the back of a sweater right now and it just looks tiny! (When all I had done was the ribbing, someone in my knitting group asked me if I was working on a sleeve.) But it's exactly the same size as the sweater I'm basing it off of, so I guess I'm okay? Sometimes it's hard to think of being small as a good thing, but... um... we don't have to feel cramped very often, right? Hehe.

    Also I left you a comment yesterday about zipperstop that seems like it might have been eaten by blogger... let me know if you didn't get it.



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