In Sit and Knit diet news, I took a knitting class that began Wednesday night - we are making a "windmill" bag, which can be easy or complicated...naturally, I'm starting with easy! Although we have two weeks before the next official class, the other student (who also shares my name although she spells it differently) and I are zipping in this morning to get some extra instruction on adding the second of four panels to the bag. Which meant that I had to knit close to 100 rows yesterday - not too terribly hard, unless you're me. I was rolling right along and nearly at 50 rows when I realized that my piece had come in on one side - I stopped and counted the stitches, and only had 19, which was a problem as I'd started with 20. Unraveled and I'm pretty sure I've gotten it corrected, but you know what? It's just a bag - if I have one wonky row (there is a chance some stitches might be twisted but I can't really tell), it's OK. Here's the yarn I chose - it's a nubby cotton and I love how it feels:
I had to use the front window to get the light right for the picture...and nosy nose instantly needed to see what I was doing...
...and then check out the neighborhood for any mail people or delivery drivers that needed barking at.
The other neat thing about making this bag is that it uses the "pick up stitch" technique that I need to do to put the edge on my bulky baby blanket, so I'm hoping that after I learn it for the bag, I'll get up the nerve to finally edge and finish the blanket. Win-win!
In case you missed my post yesterday, I did a review and giveaway for Snikiddy snacks - click here to enter if you want a chance to win both some snacks and a $25 grocery store gift card! Winner will be announced next Friday.
Fashion Friday continues with another top that I got when my mom was here - it's similar to last week's tiered top, but pink. I paired it with my white denim capris, and then for fun, my new darker denim capris:
I think I like how I look in the darker capris more at the moment, but give me another month of running and I suspect I'll be happier with my legs, and therefore the white capris.
Of course, most of my pictures looked like a version of this:
Not only is he leaning into me, he's standing on my foot. Silly dog!
Tomorrow is, you probably guessed it, another 5K race. At first I thought they bunched them up all in March and April here because of the impending hot weather, but seeing as other Texas cities have more races throughout May/June and even July, now I'm thinking it's because we are a college town and after mid-May, the students leave...and apparently that's who race organizers think run these races. Not entirely true, but since I'm not in a position to change that, all I can do is run every race while there is one. Any case, I'm looking forward to tomorrow's race, and hope to run just one second faster than last week. I know, lofty goal, right?
Have a great weekend!