Hey ladies (and gents?) – I know my post yesterday was a bit depressing, and I really don’t want to leave people with the impression that I’m a depressing person sooo I wanted to share a little accomplishment with you this… well… rainy day. (Wouldn’t it be great if I could have said this beautiful, sunshiny day? It would have totally set the mood!!)
This morning, weighing in after about 2 weeks of regular exercise, I realized I have lost three pounds. Better yet, looking in the mirror I can tell I‘m slowly but surely losing some inches and my belly is lookin’ a bit flatter. My calves are gettin’ all nice and chiseled and well, I definitely don’t look as lumpy as I did two weeks ago. I feel so good about myself – like I’m really doing something for ME and I’m so energized. Annnd I feel pretty darn confident about knitting my next sweater because I won’t have to worry about my hips being 3-4″ more in circumference than my bust! Maybe just 2-3, since I’m not a small frame girl but still.. 1-2 inches can make a difference! And look – the Reese’s is still begging me to eat it, but I’m not even tempted anymore
On a knitting-note, my next adventure in sweater land will be Wendy Bernard’s Somewhat Cowl. Sure, I’m working on the tree jacket at the moment but I know once I get that Blue Sky Alpaca & Silk in my hands, that’ll steal my knitting-time-focus and it’ll be all I do until I’m finished. Cool thing is, I was able to buy some BSA from Wendy herself. How awesome is that? I’ll share pics of the yummy goods when I get them!
My theme song of the day is definitely “I Feel Good”… ooohh yeah !
ETA: So I got the blue sky alpaca silk in the mail today and wow, wow, wow it is gorgeous and feels so nice!!! After opening the envelope, I pet it for a while, had my husband and sister in law touch it and then raced to Joann’s before they closed to get some bamboo circs. As I was winding up that little ball you see there in the picture, I enjoyed every inch of alpaca-silky goodness… and of course I cast on right away (without knitting a gauge swatch, more on this in a second……) I don’t think I can knit a sweater with any weight other than DK ever again. These stitches… so tiny and neat! This yarn feels amazing. Too bad, almost two inches into it I realized I’m getting 5 sts to the inch, when I’m supposed to get 6. Oh well. At least I know this sweater is going to look great when it’s all done! I almost hate frogging these first two inches, but it’s going to be WAYYYYYYY too small if I don’t. Atleast I get to relive the awe while starting to knit up this yarn :) Just remember, always knit a gauge swatch. Yeah, yeah. These knitting pros are always right!
My puppy whose not so much the size of a puppy anymore, my knitting, and my laptop in bed = HEAVEN! - now all I need is to be getting a nice back rub from hubby while surrounded by all of these things! Too bad I already got a neck rub earlier Until next time!!
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