Thursday, March 30, 2006

6/7 X 2!

It's the end of another week (as my diet week goes). This week I exercised 6 out of 7 days again. I'm really proud of this. I get a little green star on the calendar each time I exercise and Claire gets a little orange star each time she practices her piano. She's doing really well, too!

Here's what I did this week:

Friday I did this,
Sunday I did this (I taped an earlier episode),
Monday I did this ("Get Fit!") and walked for 45 minutes,
Tuesday I did this (I taped an earlier episode),
Wednesday I did this,
& today I did this (extra credit for doing Fit TV's Carribean Workout in very non-Carribean Western Pennsylvania).

I'm making much quicker progress on the second sock than I did the first one.

I really, really tried to start sock #2 at the same place in the color wash as sock #1, but, as you can see, I wasn't too successful. This is a lot easier when the sock yarn has a definite stripe to it. Kate says that she doesn't care...she likes it just the way it is. (She must have seen the maniacal look I was getting in my eyes!) The lady at Knit Wits, whom I called to ask for some pointers, said that many people prefer to have the socks a bit different. (She must have heard the maniacal sound in my voice!) I'm so transparent. I hope to have the socks done this weekend so I can begin 3 bear sweaters for Kathy. Mom is having knee-replacement surgery on Monday so I'll be knitting in the waiting room. This is the first time I've knit for cash...I'm a bit nervous that everything will go wrong! You know how you can make something a hundred times (like your favorite cookies or whatever) and then you try to make it for someone else and it's a disaster? That's what I'm afraid of.

Some day I'd like to make this for me!

Isn't it fantastic?? I saw it on the Yarn Harlot's review of Inspired Cable Knits by Fiona Ellis. I think I'd make it exactly like the picture...same color and everything. The ties on the sleeves may have to go though. I can just see me getting sucked into the copier at the church or being dragged down the street by the school bus. Now, where can I get the model's thin thighs?


Keith McIlwain said...

You are much better looking than the model...stop selling yourself short.

kat's mosaic'd world said...

Don't worry about knitting for money. I am positive that the bear sweaters will be just wonderful!

Anny said...

Look at you go: 6/7 (that's seriously amazing!), sticking it to the demonic socks (I'm making a demonic pair myself for my sister and despite cutting the yarn in several places to match up the second to the first, they are very much fraternal!), and you're getting paid to knit? Wow! That's so cool ;0) You are unstoppable woman!

Oh, and I hope your mom's surgery goes well. I'll say a special prayer for her at church on Sunday.

Brett said...

You go girl!!! Stay "well"!!!

And thanks for the CD's...that was a nice surprise. I'm listening to one in my car...very coolio.