Thank you all for your kind thoughts and well wishes regarding my last post. It’s a bit of a new lease on life…so I am going to try to get back into shape and lose weight. I have regained everything, I think, that I lost the last time I dieted. We have joined the local YMCA and they have some neat classes. I would love to get back into Yoga and Pilates. I used to do aerobics when Gracie was a baby but I can’t keep up anymore. Last time(s) I tried, I was huffing and puffing in the back afraid I was going to have a heart attack. I do like to lift weights though. It will be good to get back into that.
Knitting…I seem to be out of the habit. I finished the Vegan Fox for Cameron’s tutor and she loves it! I don’t wear mine–it is hung over the window in my bedroom. His tutor loves hers and plans to wear it–she thinks her highschool kids will get a kick out of it. I finished knitting the Fiesta Yarns scarf/shawl thing. I just have to attach the tassels and run the ends. I actually like it–a lot. It is very simple, being all garter stitch, but the colors are lovely. I am wearing it on Friday to the Gala. Why do they have to call it a Gala? I am wearing the same black skirt I wore to the Dinner Dance in March. I think I paid $25 at the Talbots outlet. And I am wearing a gold wrinkly shirt I got at Kohls. Gold is not really my first color choice but it will match the shawly thing so well. I also hate to spend money on clothes–especially clothes I won’t wear often. The shoes…love the shoes. I ordered them from Zappos on Saturday night. They got here yesterday. I love Zappos.
My mom sent me this poncho to finish for Gracie. It is knit with Sirdar Denim Chunky and is based on a few patterns, including a LYS, Barbara Walker and The Yarn Harlot. I learned I was doing my YO’s wrong. It’s nice to learn something new. And I have decided to buy more of this yarn to knit a raglan for Owen. I am giving up on the Mission Falls–for now. I am not happy with any of the choices I have left myself with that yarn. So…time to buy new yarn–and get it DONE!
Last, here is a picture of one of our new windows. We have to paint. Sigh. We are going to paint the room yellow. We just have to find the right yellow. Any suggestions? I got a few chips from Benjamin Moore. I am off to Owen’s school today. I have a parent training with he and his teacher today. He is flying through his nail clipping program. The hair buzzer is next on board. He’s still doing great. He is a bit resistant to getting on the bus in the morning but he has a new attendent on the bus and she’s a bit odd. Sigh. Maybe she will quit soon.