Indeed! We're knitters. Duh!
Thumbing my nose at such criticism, while taking a chance that you might indeed feel that way, today, I show you a progress shot of my Creative Top-Down.
Almost at the waist now, I started decreasing about two inches after the 'great divide' of sleeves from body. So far, I have decreased away 16 stitches - eight per side. At my gauge of 20 stitches over four inches, - well, you can do the math - there are about three fewer inches. Considering my non-movie-star and no-longer-young figure, three inches isn't far off the diffference between my waist and bust measurements. Time to knit straight for a while.
Starting just below the waist and continuing to the bottom of the sweater, I intend to knit in a patch of triangular-shaped contrast yarn. This will help to widen the sweater for my hips and add a bit of zing. Will one triangle be enough for all those decreases? I am thinking no. I imagine there will have to be some increases in addition to my little triangle. Maybe the triangle on one side of the sweater and normal increases on the other side? I shall play with it and see.
My CTD is proof postivie that boring can be fun. I.M.H.O.