It is Monday afternoon and I am sitting at home. Happy Memorial Day everybody. Alas, this has been a busy holiday weekend. Saturday I got my hair done and did a little errand running (shopping) and then my husband and I were off to the mountains! Yes, Wichita Mountains about 2 hours away in Lawton, Oklahoma. We got there Saturday afternoon, drove around the mountain which is actually a wildlife preserve. It was so pretty and there were free range buffalo, longhorn, elk and prairie dogs, not to mention birds, bugs and beautiful wildflowers. Sunday morning we hiked 8 miles and 2 and a half hours and it was beautiful. We went in the morning so it wasn’t to hot and it was a great easy hike and beautiful scenery. Including wild buffalo just roaming and eating.
As for knitting, on the way up I made Hexi-puffs. I have 4 so far, they are so easy and fast to make, I finished and made another one on the 2 hour car ride and made one while watching tv in the hotel that night. I didn’t make any on the way home, I slept. I also finally finished my Butterfly socks on Tuesday night and am now finishing my Ebbtide shawl. I am just about to start the sand dollar edging. It is coming along beautifully. I love knitting. Have I mentioned that?
While I was finishing my Butterfly Socks I was thinking, I have been wanting to finish these socks for so long, and I did. That was my goal, to finish those socks that week and I did. I always notice that whenever I set goals for myself, no matter how big or small, knitting related or not, it always feels good to accomplish them, even to see my progress on them. Currently another goal I have is running a 5K. I am “running” the Color Run this June in Tulsa and I am currently training for it with the Couch to 5K program and app on my phone. I am going to start week 3 this week and I am not a runner and very proud of my progress so far. Being not a runner, I am glad the Color Run is a fun run so I don’t have to run the whole thing, but I am doing this with some friends who are runners so my goal is to run at least half of it and of course to complete the Couch to 5K program.
It is the end of the weekend and once again I am in desperate need of a mani and pedi, and yes I do them myself. If I really feel like treating myself I will go someplace but for the most part, I do them myself. I’m thinking either blue or purple? What do you think? I will let you all know what I choose. So not sure how much knitting I will get done tonight. We are also grilling teriyki chicken and Hawaiian rice for dinner (rice with spam, pineapple and cilantro) Did I mention the cilantro is from my garden, I harvested some today along with basil, dill and thyme.
Ok, I better go now and clean the cat box and people bathrooms. so I can feel really good about sneaking in some knitting time later.
Talk to you all soon.
P.S. I wanted to upload some photos from my hike I need to figure out how to put them from my snapfish to here. So check out my twitter (knitterbf) to see them. Bye!