Friday, March 7, 2014
Now to decide what to start next!! I pulled out four different projects I want to start NOW.
I had a couple of those days where I was craving a new project and did not have the correct needles for ANY of them! So I cast on my Sycamore Vest and realized I didn't understand the chart. ;(
So I cast on Maine Morning Mitts using Ella Rae Classic Sand Art yarn from Tuesday Morning. I usually don't knit with dpns, but they were the only needles I had in that size. So, I am doing ok even though I feel like I have "sticks" everywhere. These go really fast! I am ready to cast on more stitches for the thumb. I think I will unravel the turquoise and start mitt #2 in purple so maybe they will match.
Monday, March 3, 2014
If I decide I don't like the scrappy side, I do like the other side and will turn them with the background fabric up.
I did have a great afternoon of sewing. I love string piecing.
Friday, February 28, 2014
I have been fighting the urge to cast on the next project. Trying to finish one thing at a time, but it is really difficult. I am so easily distracted. Squirrel!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Cowtown really knows how to throw a race expo!
My race was ok. I had run The biggest Loser Half Marathon in Mobile, AL two weeks before and I felt like I hadn't recovered completely. It was still a lot of fun, and it was great to hang out with my old friends.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
I like the yarn, but am a little concerned--I read a comment somewhere that Knit Picks yarn doesn't hold up well. That would be disappointing. I hope that is not the norm, just one person's opinion. Do any of you use this yarn?
Friday, February 14, 2014
I tried the Fish Lips Kiss Heel three times and just couldn't get the knit twin stitch to look right. Gave up and went back to my usual heel method. Thank goodness for lifelines!
Pattern is Wise Hilda's Basic Sock, yarn is Knit Picks Heather ?
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Last Sunday we ran the Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Mobile, AL. I ran with a friend and we used my coach's half marathon plan. Success!!! I finished in 1:57:26 (a new record for me by 30 seconds) and was 2nd in my age group. And I still felt strong at the end and finished fast! Coach Katy is the best!
On my left is Gina, a previous Biggest Loser contestant, and IDK who the other woman is. We all laughed at the "award"--a certificate and ribbon like the ones given out at the elementary school field days!