WIP Wednesday

Posted January 26, 2011 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Looks like I’m slightly back on track for this week!  I’ve been somewhat ultra-organized (yet at the same time, not) for the past week.  I managed to get a podcast up, only to be thwarted by technology (drat you, technology!), and then decided it was time to do a facelift on the site theme.  Still working the kinks out on that one.  Part of the reason for being a little more on-the-ball has to do with a couple of things.  First, I’m trying to get the house in order, so I’m in real-life-Sims mode.  Second, I mentioned on Monday that I’ve gone back to eating healthy.  When this happens, the water weight sheds quickly and I feel a cross between euphoria and dizziness.  I also wind up with pockets of huge bursts of energy.  Pow!

I also figured it was time to show off the knitting!

First up, the plain & simple ONline socks.  Being watched over by a kitty, because you can’t open the blinds and curtains without attracting (not so) small, furry critters that like to stare outside at birdies.  I’m motoring right along on these, to the point where  I decided to give it a little bit of a rest.  I’m not liking the way I finished sock #1, and am thinking of ripping it back & finishing with a cuff.  This means that I will likely do the same thing with sock #2, and while I’d dearly love to have them done and wearable tomorrow, I think I’ll give it the time it needs.

Here we have the Noro Two-Row Shawl(ette?).  It seems to be coming along right nicely.  It’s taking almost a full ten minutes or so to do a row, which irks me slightly.  I am determined, however, to push through.  There is a part of me that has been thinking that I probably should have used larger needles, but I’m not sure if that’s my eye for gauge talking, or whether it’s because I’ve had the urge to cast on yet another plain sock out of striped Kroy that would use those needles quite well, thankyouverymuch.

The other work in progress, that I haven’t taken a picture of, is The Diet.  It’s been two days (well, three, technically, but the night is still young), and I’ve been doing well.  The trick is going to be taking it through the week.  As I mentioned, there’s some water weight lost – about 8 pounds so far.  We’ll see how much more I drop, if any, by the rest of the week, and how much stays off.  I really want to make this the year that we get into shape, so I’m doing what I can to keep the motivation high.  Hopefully I’ll have some progress to show soonish!


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