I can’t, I always have the hardest time. Oh well. Hello Everybody!
What a week it has been. First of all, I have finished my Ebbtide shawl! YAY!!!! It is blocking now and so beautiful. I love the colors and the pattern, even my cat likes it, he was guarding it while I was pinning it down to block.
I am now working on my CeCe Cardigan by Bonne Marie Burns, I am knitting it out of Cascade Yards Eco Alpaca 100% Undyed Baby Alpaca. It is so soft and really easy to work with. I am about half way through the shaping using my Knit Counter App to help me count. It makes it really easy since the pattern has several areas I need to keep count of. Because of this, it is not social knitting project, it is one of those projects you do in front of the TV on a show you are only semi-interested in. I am also making Hexi-puffs for the BeeKeepers Quilt by Tiny Owl Knits. I have like 10 Hexi-Puffs, no pictures yet, but I will put them up when I remember to take them.
Last week I mentioned I saw a pattern for really cute summer top and was on the prowl for affordable yarn. Well, Husband and I were in the City today. (Oklahoma City) and stopped at L & B Yarn Co. in Norman, Oklahoma and I found it. I got 4 skeins of Nashua Handknits, from Westminster Fibers. The yarn is 50% Linen and 50% Cotton and the colorway is a beautiful natural/undyed, which I figure is perfect since it will go with everything. L & B is such a cute little store too, its laid back and everyone I have ever seen there is so nice. They also have a ton of yarn and chairs so if you want, it invites just coming in, sitting and knitting. Too bad Husband and I had a ton of other things to do today. Husband was impressed though. He enjoyed the chairs and commented when we were leaving how nice everyone is and I said, Yep, we knitters are a nice people. Why wouldn’t we be? Knitting is such a relaxing activity, you can’t help but being nice.
As you all know, yesterday, June 9, 2012 was WWKIP Day. I joined my knitting group, Ardmore Knitorious at Lake Murray, OK, for knitting, sun, hot dogs and swimming for the kids. Us grown-ups had a great time chatting and knitting away. I brought my hexi-puffs as I can easily make several in several hours and can talk and be distracted while I knit them. I forgot to ask permission to post a picture of the group on my blog so here is a picture of what we must have looked like to the muggles as we sat and knit on the beach at the lake. We did get a few weird looks.
In other news, I am still training for the 5K. I am got stuck however on Week 4 of the Couch to 5K program because of leg cramps. I was getting a cramp in my calf so bad I thought it was going to split open. I had to stop halfway through my run twice in a row and once a few weeks ago. And yes, I’m stretching and staying hydrated. Husband recommended I take some potassium supplements to help my muscles and we also went to a really great running store in the City called Red Coyote Running. They do a stride analysis on you. They video tape you running on a treadmill and analyse how you run to determine the shoes you need. And when you try on the shoes they have you go outside and run around to see how they fit. I ended up getting a pair of Nike’s and some really good running socks. Hopefully this will help. apparently, the “butt shoes,” the shoes that make you butt look good, are NOT good for running in, and that is what I have been wearing.
I haven’t really been doing much else, if you have been following me on Twitter, (@knittingbf) I was talking about fair food all week. The annual Sandbass Festival in the town where I work as here all week. Right in the town square, right outside the front door of my office, so screw the diet, I was good until Wednesday, when I had a fried Twinkie, Thursday I had a Taco Salad and Friday I had a pulled pork sandwich that was AMAZING and some fried pickles that were sooooo good. Now, back to eating healthy.
Ok, it’s getting late and I need to put in another load of laundry and get something to eat. I was thinking a salad from produce from the Native Roots store in Norman, OK and herbs from my garden. Any who. Good night all and I will talk to you all soon.