Thursday, May 11, 2006

Fit Knitter

It slips my mind where I discovered this "a-long" the other day, but it interested me. I've been working on becoming a fitter person, and of course, I knit. We're supposed to post a bit about what we're doing to be fit. I do a lot of in-home exercising utilizing various dvds. I began with Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds Express, and have gone on to add some Pilates (among others, Mari Winsor), stability ball (aka Swiss Ball) dvds, Tammilee Webb, The Firm, a bit of yoga, and some other Leslie dvds. My quest for a healthier me began about two-and-one-half years ago. I'm about fifty pounds down and in better shape than any other time in my life. The changes prompted me to branch out in some of the clothes I wear and garments I knit. Now my fashion sense is seriously lacking, but if you'll check out the pic of me and Stephanie, you'll see me wearing Soleil. I never would have had the confidence to knit and wear that three years ago. Besides, it would have taken more yarn. Now I'm looking at some cute tops in the current Interweave Knits that I'd like to knit for me to wear.

In knitting news, I'm busily working on my Pomatomus and Bruce's socks. It's heel turning time here. I feel the need to cast on another pair of socks for on the go knitting. I also long after Icarus for several reasons. It's a shawl. It is gorgeous. I have the yarn in stash. I think I'm about to break the dry spell on not buying yarn (nothing so far this year) as one of the LYS is having its anniversary sale. I'll definitely have to be there Saturday, if not sooner. They also have books and patterns buy one get one (of equal or lesser value) free all month long. I think I'll finally get Folk Hats. Yeah, I know there are some "out there" patterns, but I've gotta have it.

1 comment:

  1. I am getting ready to start the Icarus shawl I just ordered the yarn today! I can't wait to see your socks! Happy knitting!!