Thursday, February 19, 2009

To the Frog Pond

Sometimes you work on something and it just doesn't seem right. So is the case with Viveca. I completed the second sleeve and they both feel stiff and boardlike. I subbed the Debbie Bliss Merino Aran for the Silky Cashmere which appears to have been discontinued since it's no longer listed on the Knitting Fever website. I'm switching gears and will make something that's been on my radar, Cassidy. The Merino Aran is listed as one of the subs so I'm expecting smooth sailing. With 23 skeins on hand there is more than enough yardage even if I need to do the usual sleeve lengthening.

I also purchased Twist. This will be another stash buster. Other than the Kauni and some KnitPicks yarn purchased to fill out an order, I'm going to seriously try to limit purchases and crank out more socks and sweaters this year. My goal is to knit at least one pair of socks each month. The sweater goal is not as lofty. If I can get one done each 6-8 weeks I'll be happy and that includes finishing some UFO's that have been hanging around way too long.

I've been working on losing weight and was pleasantly surprised when I was able to get into a pair of jeans my sister bought me. I'm back to following my meal plan, cutting out the snacks and walking. I feel great and so far have lost about 10 pounds. It makes me a little unsure as to what size I need to make but that's a small consideration when compared to getting your health get back.

Off to the frog pong I go.

1 comment:

Acornbud said...

Sometimes the yarn speaks! Good luck on your healthy living efforts. Mine are still in the "thinking about it" stage! Good luck too, on the knit from stash:)