October 03, 2013

Knit n' Fit

Fitness is not my thing.  In fact, when my doctor asked me if I do any exercises, I told her 'fork lifting' (as in food on a fork, lift to mouth, repeat).  When she asked me if I would consider a diet, and I told her it was culturally unacceptable (what in the world does that mean?!) and I immediately flashed back to smothered pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy and collard greens, or pernil with potato salad, rice and beans all on the same plate.  Slurp!

That said, it may surprise you to know that tonight I went to my first Zumba class ever.  Why? Because it was at a local community center, which means no air conditioning (Oy!) and I  I thought it would be a toned down version for senior citizens, but no!  I sweat so badly you could have sucked me up off the floor with a shop-vac!  There are no pictures of that, thank goodness.  You're welcome America.

I was knitting while everyone was filling out the paperwork that said they're not responsible if you catch a heart attack because you didn't know when to duck out of the exercise.

This is the Cafe Macchiato sock by Marian Moldon:

I'm using Vesper 100% superwash merino in the twitterpated colorway, and US #1 needles.  The yarn is thin, the needles small, and the pattern has a one row repeat so they're easy.  The pattern is free until October 5th, so head on over to Ravelry if you want it.  There is one thing, the pattern calls for the fish lips kiss heel which you have to purchase separately for US$1.00.  Or you can use the heel flap of your choice.  I purchased the fish lips heel pattern.  So far, so good.

Yesterday I finished making my first Noodle stuffed toy.

In case you don't know, James and Dawn of the Wolfe Farms podcast have a chihuahua named Fuji who has lymphoma and is undergoing chemo. You can hear about it here.  The pattern is a paid for pattern and $2 of every purchase goes to the family to help offset the cost of the chemo.

This toy was made with Red Heart yarn and US #4 needles, with safety eyes and nose purchased from 6060 on Etsy.  You make the head and body as one piece and the rest of the pieces are made one by one.  Everything was fine until the yarn started to squeak while I was knitting.  Yikes!  And assembling things does not make me happy, but I muscled through.

It's a fast knit and when it was done, my son insisted it go to his daughter.  Snatched!  How could I say no?  So I've cast on for another Noodle using some more acrylic yarn and I'll just have to deal with the squeaking.  It'll be worth it.

So that's it.  I had to blog before the pain of exercising sets in.

1 comment:

  1. If your doc is insistent of new way of eating, check out the Daniel Plan. Easiest ever and you're eating real food,..