I did not realize how long it has been since my last post until I looked at the date. I wish I could say that my time away has been cram packed with adventure and excitement, but the reality is not so. We had some snow, some house cleaning, and a lot of knitting. Oh yeah, and work.
On the knitting front:
I completed a couple more ribbed hats. I’m fighting the urge to cast on for another one. I need to finish up a few things before that happens. I knitted up a second Noro hat and one knitted up with I Love This Yarn in blue camo. Hubby has taken over the blue camo one.
I also knitted a Calorimetry using I Love This Cotton in the High Serria Ombre. I LOVE LOVE LOVE how this turned out. I had to tweak the pattern a bit to get the finished product to come out as I wanted. My first one was HUGE! The second one on smaller needles was a little better, but still too big! The third was just right. I went down an additional needle size to US 6 and decreased the cast on to 100 stitches and only 5 repeats of the short rows.
I will definitely be making more of these. I wear mine all the time now!
I’m making lots of progress on Hubbys scarf. I would say that I am a little more than half way done on it. I have the pattern memorized now so I don’t have to keep track of rows, which makes the knitting faster.
I fought the good fight, and I lost. I cast on for another scarf. I know, I know. I said I would not do this until I had finished Hubby’s scarf, but the mini mochi yarn was calling me. I was weak. I caved. And it was totally worth it! The mini mochi is a pleasure to knit with! I believe this is my new favorite DK weight yarn! I’m knitting the midwest moonlight scarf and it is turning out wonderfully!
I love how the color changes are occurring in stripes.
I’m still working on my sock. I’m getting close to finishing it.
In other life related events. I’m still reading on the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. There is so much more content and detail in the book than the movie. But that’s almost always the case, isn’t it?
I’ve also joined this health mentor program through work. Yes, my days as the sloth queen are finally coming to an end. It is with great reluctance that I relinquish my title. The goal of the program is to work with a health mentor to learn about nutrition and proper eating and to develop healthy exercise habits. They also offer help to quit smoking and other bad unhealthy habits if you need it, which I don’t. So for my program I am starting out with exercising, strength training, and increasing how much water I drink each day. (FYI soda tastes better than water and is much more satisfying to drink………can you spot my problem?)
Lucky for me, my hubby already has the equipment I need for my strength training and is helping me develop my weekly weight lifting schedule. I’ve also started walking (power walking….whatever) at work. Right now my goal is to walk 3 laps (which equals 1 mile) at least once each day, Monday through Friday. The program has a point system set up for aerobic exercise. My short-term goal is to get 35 points each week. I think as an incentive to make my goals I will post my weekly points progress on my blog. I’m actually kind of excited about starting this program.
In other news, we had some snow a couple weeks ago. We were snowed in and missed work for two days (Thursday and Friday). This really worked out in my favor, because I was scheduled to be off that Monday as well. I basically had a 5 day vacation from work. I thought this was a great thing.
Puppy however, while she was glad to have us home with her, she was not thrilled with the snow.