Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again.
~Dorothy Day

Saturday, January 31, 2009

New day, new hair

Today I had my mom give me a trim. Which meant I went super short in the back again and added me some bangs! Tomorrow, instead of watching the SB, I am meets my girls at IAG for some much needed relaxing knitting. Since my last post, I haven't had the time or energy to knit much. I have been consumed by exercising. After browsing some old photos of me, I have found the inspiration photo that I plan to print out and tape to the mirror.

This was take in 2005 in New Orleans...literally one week prior to Katrina hitting. I was a size 4 and in great shape. I know a size 4 is stretching it, but a nice 6 will do just fine!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Why oh why do I torture myself?

Since the beginning of the new year, I have been painfully torturing myself at the gym. I can start to see the results, which is satisfying, but damn the pain! I always thought of myself as a strong person, some what athletic...but I guess that was 10 years ago, when I was actually playing soccer. Nope, I am a lazy sack of shit, that would rather sit my ass on the couch watching a hockey game. I manage to get up and go work out either before or after work, roughly 3-4 times a week. I have also managed to reject the mouth watering cheese cake that my mom keeps making. Unfortunately, my knitting has some what suffered. I am tired all the time and again...I would rather sit my ass on the couch watching a hockey game! With that said, I have started on a jacket! So far I only have about 75% of the back completed, and hope to finish it and start on the front panel this weekend.

Monday, January 5, 2009

This was originally a Christmas present planned for my brother. But mr.pixie got to it first! This pattern is from Huan-Hau Chye called A Very Plain Hat. I loved how simplistic and fast this knit up. The first one I completed was out of Cascade Rustic, unfortunately, I can't recall what I used this time.
I also took the time out of my 'busy' life to do a good deed. A lady at my LYS came in telling us about how her neighbors soon was deployed last year. Before he left, she had made him a helmet liner to take with him. When he was on leave recently, he requested 12 more for his friends. Here is mr.pixie proudly displaying what he now calls his beard warmer...

Sunday, January 4, 2009

My mission for 2009

A new year brings new beginnings, starting with this blog.