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!