Close up of the pattern - I love the colors of the ribbon yarn and how this turned out...well worth the trouble!
Here's the cherries washcloth that I finished - I'm not super impressed with how well the design popped (compared to my sailboat and ducky washcloths). The instructions for the fruit washcloths called for size 3 needles, but the ladies at the knitting store thought that was ridiculously small, so I ended up making it on size 5's. For comparison, the sailboat was done on size 8's and the ducky on size 7's. I'm thinking of making another fruit washcloth - for my knitting readers, would you go bigger, like size 7, or smaller, like size 3?
I actually "blocked" this a bit, although as you can tell by the uneven sides, not all that well.
Next up for my knitting projects is a bulky baby blanket for my cousin, Jill, who is expecting her new little girl in June. (hi Jill - surprise, I'm knitting you a baby blanket!)(you probably already guessed that)(I promise, there will be no cussing attached to this project) Also, just to keep things interesting, some more wash cloths, the bulky baby hat, and another scarf. Because, hey - I have all these needles...might as well use them, right?
Just a quick picture to keep up with my 10 weeks of different running outfits for my 10 Week/10K program:
Since you already saw the full pose on Wednesday, I thought I'd show how Paco wanted to get in with the green theme - he loves to play along!
Fashion Friday - Keep or Return? OK, here's the scoop: I'm just feeling blah about my stomach and my upper arms (never-ending issue with me - I could link and link and link to the times I've written about this, but just know, unless I get surgical intervention (which I will never do as I'm too chicken and cheap), this is what I get to deal with as a result of distorting my body with food for decades) and I am not enjoying most of my warm-weather clothes. So I went to Kohl's and tried on a bunch of tops - egads, what is with the old-school Mrs. Roper caftan bat-wing tops?!? I'm sorry, but they don't look good on a skinny mannequin, much less a real person! Anyway, I came home with this:
Feeling a bit like Minnie Pearl with the price tag hanging - guess I could have tucked it into my sleeve.
I like the color, and I feel like it camouflages both my stomach and my arms, but I'm on the fence, although with the second "trying on" for the picture, I think I'm on the side of keeping it. What do you think?
And I know that some of you are wondering why I just don't try working out those "problem" areas more. I have, and while everything did get smaller, they were still out-of-proportionally "there" - and I was more interested in running, so I let that part of my workouts go. When I've been on the treadmill at the gym during the last few weeks, I've watched the personal trainers work with clients, and thought maybe I should go that route again. But some things about my gym have been getting on my nerves lately (more than the cost of lockers) and I'm not sure if I'll continue my membership there, so I don't want to get tied into anything should I
Tomorrow I have a 5 mile run on the schedule. FIVE MILES!!! Don't ask me why that seems so much further than the 4.5 I did last Saturday, but it does. Plus, I got a look at the route and from about mile 1.5 to mile 3, we'll be on "Harvey Hill" - a deceptive stretch where you just keep climbing...although after that, the rest of the run will be relatively flat and/or downhill, so that is good. And then on Sunday, I'll be in Houston for the Muddy Girl obstacle course race with Kelly and her daughter! I figure that since we'll be getting "rest time" from running every time we reach an obstacle, the fact that I will have run 5 miles the day before won't bother me. Any case, we're doing this for fun, so there's no pressure to be fast...not that there was any danger of that happening, lol!
Have a great weekend!