April 28, 2009

Bullet Points

  1. GLMC: Still slowly working on it. I've separated off the sleeve stitches.

  2. Lamour: I'm knitting it in the round (the body at least) for now. I just finished the first lace repeat. Very simple and fun. It's been a while since I knit anything lacy.

  3. Running: I just "finished" week 5 of Couch to 5K. This is the week where the program goes nuts. You do 5 minute running segments the first day, 8 the next and then 20 on the third day! That did not happen for me. I tried but could not pull out a 20 minute run. I took it as a bad sign that while I attempted to run more than 8 minutes I actually thought to myself, "I wonder how often people die at the gym?" Instead I did 8 minute segments with a much shorter walking break (90 seconds). I think I will now switch over to the First Steps program which is the one I followed the last time I did this many moons ago.

  4. Birthdays: Thank you all for the birthday wishes. Wes surprised me with tickets to see Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, which was very funny and lots of fun. This weekend we'll be celebrating his birthday and then older son's is in another two weeks.

That's all I can think of for now.

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April 6, 2009

Quick, While There's Time

Just a drive-by post before the shop opens.
I finished the body on Diminishing Ribs. The tubular bind off took forever. I'm very happy with the firmness of the rib due to using a needle two sizes smaller than called for. Not my usual floppy ribbing. One sleeve is half-way done. This should go pretty quickly from here.
Wes was away this weekend and there was great weather in Seattle. The boys and I spent a lot of time out and about. We went to the dog park and the playground, did shopping, had brunch. Lots of good mom-kid time. Now we're all very happy Wes is coming home.
I did day two of week three of Couch to 5k. Still feeling pretty good. Just had to really talk myself through the last 30 seconds of the last longer run section. I'm a little worried about week four. I may need to ease into it a bit.

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March 24, 2009

What's Up?

The Auburn Camp Shirt is done. Buttons sewn on. Completely, totally done. I don't have pictures. My schedule has been changing lately and I don't have any time during daylight hours to take pictures. Or to blog. I joined a new gym a few weeks ago and am very committed to getting back in shape. I'm doing the Couch to 5k program and am just about done with Week 2. So I won't make any apologies for not blogging as much or as well as usual. Getting fit is more important.

I picked up my Giant Latvian Mitten Cardigan last night after the last ACS button was sewn. I got maybe four rounds done while at knitting last night. It's about 13" long now. Only a few more inches until I cast on the sleeve steeks.

My Diminishing Ribs is growing so fast. It's my at-home-watching-tv knitting and I have less than an inch to go before dividing for the sleeves (it's top-down). Bountiful Bohus will have to wait for this one to finish up I think. Once I get momentum on a project I try to ride it out.

So that's what's new with me. What's new with you?

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