Friday, April 11, 2008

Just a few things to share...

I was hooked on crochet (bad pun) for a few weeks. During that time I came across this square and thought it would make a very pretty throw. The only problem is that I would have to figure out how many yards of yarn I would need for a blanket. I figured I would just crochet a gauge square to figure how many squares I would need to make a blanket and how much yarn I would need. I am going to unravel this square and measure the yarn to figure the yardage. It is supposed to be a 12" square, but mine is only 11". I was able to crank this one out in a day, so a blanket should only take about 4 months to complete...

I totally blame the following socks on V. Check out all the pretty yarn and socks on her April 5 post and you will totally understand...but you will probably be powerless to resist the urge to cast on socks.

We are headed to the beach this weekend to spend time with the inlaws which means I need something to knit while the kiddos frolic in the ocean waves. I cast on for Baudelaire with the intention that it could be my beach knitting project as long as I could knit past the toe before arriving at the beach. After three days I have already turned the heel! Woo! I am planning to knit these as knee socks, so I have quite a bit left, but they are really coming off the needles quickly. I guess that is what knitting lace shawls all winter does for a gal- makes her appreciate how quick a 66 stitch row goes!

I have no one to blame for this except myself. I have recently dicovered a wonderful little yarn enabling store. The last time I was in this store I admired some beautiful yarn hanging on the wall. After I got home I could not quit thinking about the intense colors. So, of course, I had to go back and bring some 4 skeins of it home with me (colors: elephant's daydream, jay). I am planning a raglan, three quarter sleeve, striped cardi. That may not look like much for 2 days worth of knitting, but at 7 stitches and 9 rows per inch on size 3 needles, it is a lot of knitting. So far I am really loving the stripes, we will see if they are still cute after I stretch those stripes across my mama bulge.

Speaking of mama pudge, last week The Gaming One and I decided to start Weight Watchers together. I followed exactly as outlined. Gave up alcohol. Went to bed at midnight instead of 2 or 3. Got up by 9 instead of sleeping until 11 or noon. I exercised. I am feeling better and sleeping better, too!

All that and I managed to gain 1.2 pounds.

I guess two out of three ain't so bad...

Now I'm off to pack, hope y'all have a great weekend!

5 comments:

DAWN said...

Have fun at the beach. I am so jealous!

melinda said...

I'm sorry, what? The BEACH? Have you no pity on us whose high temperature today was 37 degrees? And who still have inches and inches of snow in our yards?

sigh

Am in sympathy with you battle of the bulge. Have a new secret weapon, but it doesn't involve swearing off alcohol...

del said...

Mama pudge? Where?? Sorry about the weight gain, though, but I think that'll turn around quick--not that I really think you need it.

I LOVE those socks. They're in my very long queue. Love that crochet square, too. I imagine that'd be a LOT of yarn, though, since crochet uses up more than knitting.

Yarn It said...

Lots of great knitting going on there! Keep up the good healthy habits - I promise it will pay off!

Have fun at the beach....I wish I was closer to one.

MadMad said...

The socks and sweater both look beautiful! Have a great time at the beach!