Thursday, October 16, 2014

So the plan was

To show a finished hat today. I had everything but the horns done. Then put the hat on Mj to check placement and found out he's has a bigger head then I thought. So I undid the too and pulled out all the decreases. I will add a little bit and decrease slower and that should do it. Hopefully. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Hockey is back!!

Tonight is opening night for hockey. Hockey is my favorite sport (followed by football (though it is having major problems) then baseball). What better way to kick off hockey then with knitting. Slow knitting but still knitting. The lovely sensitive and annoyingly painful scar tissue from my run in with a knife is right where the needle hits my finger. Basically I have to relearn a different motion which is going ok but every so often and especially when I am not looking I hit the spot. 
Anyway a few weeks ago I pulled all the knits out to go through and wash what needed it. Well Mj's hats didn't fit so he needed a new one. It's going to be another Lil devil hat because well it's so him. I am going to make another hat for him so he at least has two. I am using my friends yarn. The color is "Fire Engine" and it is what I would call a perfect red. I am holding it double so I can use size 4 needles because well if I used size 2 I don't think the hat would be done this winter. Yes I am really that slow in knitting -sad face as my D says. I know I will speed up eventually but to see how slow I am know when last winter I would have been done in two nights as opposed to hopefully a week is a little depressing. On the bright side I am knitting finally 

Go Bruins!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Thirteen and a half months

That's how long I have been running. That's crazy pants!! I always hated running really. Even now. I love how I feel after and it's helping me but it is still hard some days to get my tushie out the door. 
Today I was alone. Mj normally a too early riser slept in so off I went alone and when I run alone my mind drifts. That's how I know it's 13.5 months, over 219 miles (!!!!!!!), over 2.5 minutes faster on average, easier to breathe too and I am 58 pounds lighter. Now of course I have way more muscle so my weight still isn't where the dr wants it but he is happy with the progress. I am down 5 sizes so I guess that says more then the number on the scale.
 I say in all pretty good :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

9 down and I don't want to know how many to go

I started sewing the circles down. It's a by hand thing which honestly I like but as I was putting it away I looked. It took one night to do 9 and that's just a corner. What did I get myself into? What was I thinking making a queen size like this?  Well the good thing about this stuff is there is no deadline. 

I also washed all of that yarn I spun during the Tour de Fleece. 

And there's another knitter in the house

Her first knitting. She learned and kept going until she finished and learned how to bind off :) She already has something lined up. She wants to make a hat and socks. Between the two of them I might just have to lock my stash up

Monday, September 22, 2014

Tis the season

For dodging these

Went running this morning. Just a short run ( time constraints) and discovered the acorns are ready. Only got hit once today.   Acorns are everywhere on all of my run routes. I look at it like an added adventure to running. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good news

Well I found some interfacing while I was going through things. Yeah!! So I cut out the rest of the circles and even had a little left over just in case I need more.  For this Christmas quilt I am going more for throw size so I should be ok. 
With the weather changing and my finger healing my thoughts are moving toward wooly things. I washed everything and it's drying. I also found out that Mj will need a new hat. Hence winding up the gorgeous red yarn. Dyed by my friend it is special. 

Non gory picture of my new scar. Healed pretty quick :)

New plan

Well silly me forgot that I used the white fabric in other projects :(. So instead I decided to try this circle quilt with some Christmas fabric scraps I have. 
K is behind me sewing. 

Well that worked out until I ran out of interfacing. :(  So even though I did see today nothing really accomplished. These two project will go on the back burner until there's some extra money around. Tomorrow I am going to go throughout fabric and see if there is something I can start and finish. Fingers crossed.