On the knitting from I'm almost 1/3 way through the hat I started the other day. I've had a cold or something the past few days & haven't been knitting much. I did get down to knitting the other day & good thing I did there was free yarn! There is another knitting group that meets when we do & someone brought them in free yarn from a yarn shop that closed a few years back. Once they'd picked theirs out they shared the rest. I got 2 sweaters worth of mohair/acrylic/wool, the one I'll do a tension square of & see how it behaves, it's only 25% mohair so I might be able to do a sweater with it. The other is really fluffy so I may do a loose knit wrap or shawl or something where a screw up won't be the end of the world since I know it won't tink well. I also got 3.5 skeins of some great bulky in black that I might make a sweater of, I've a pattern in mind, just need to get needles for it.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Not a totally knitting post
Mostly I talk about my knitting here, but I need to take a moment to talk about something else. I quit soda! Now I know you all don't know me in person, but trust me this is huge. I have drank soda as the only liquid in my diet for at least 10 years (sparing the occasional 2-4 month break I tried 3-4 times). So to give up soda is pretty major. I replaced soda with spring water mostly, I like the taste of spring water better than tap. If I can't get spring water then I go for icy tap or tap with lemon. I am having a cup of tea 2-3 morning a week & once summer gets here I'll brew up plain decaf tea to sip on during the day or water with lemon, lime or cucumber slices in it.