Saturday, June 9, 2012

Saturday! Yay for Weekend!

Its Saturday and that means so many things to me. Saturday is the one day a week I sleep in without worry. If I sleep in on Sunday too late (which I often do!) I have a really hard time going to sleep Sunday night and Monday morning is pretty yucky. Monday already sucks without being exhausted to boot! It's also weight in day. I love that too as any sins I committed the week before (Like that donut that accidentally fell in my mouth last Thursday, eh hem) are washed away and I am reborn with shiny new points to start the week off with. I am still bouncing with the weight. Lost two pounds two weigh-in's ago, last week I gained almost as much back, this week I lost almost a pound despite the donut incident.

I had another really busy week, with much garden work and much knitting. Managed three Zumba work-outs this week. I had to skip my Thursday night Zumba as I finally went in and got my hair did! I am kind of blond now. Not true blond - but we really went light for me with the foil work this time. It's taking a little to get used to it, but I think it looks like summer fun. Makes me want to be tan - which is pretty much a no-no, so maybe it's time for some of that fake tan lotion.

I also made some really good progress on my KAL shawl. I know it was supposed to be done in a week (insert derisive snort here) but two months is apparently more my speed. I finished all the knit portion and am now up to the crochet portion. I am really happy with how it's looking. Here is a shot just after I did a Russian Join (which I LOVE!) and bound off all the stitches. It's 22 inches along the center spine and the top is 50 inches across.

Naturally anything I lay out is just a place for Emma to place her furry little butt, so right after I snapped that picture I snapped this one.

She is so helpful with the holding projects down so they don't run off. That's always a bummer when you spend two months knitting something and then it escapes out the fence. Her services are invaluable.

And then there is this. I am still not sure if I am going to make this into a felted pillow or a large bag? When I told Tom I was thinking about making it into a pillow he stared at me and said why? That center bit is scratchy as hell since it's mohair - so I guess a bag would make more sense. This is one of those projects that is sort of getting away from me and I still work on it but I can't see it's final outcome. Huh. We shall see what it turns into.

This morning will be spent watering my plants, then an hour of Zumba. Not sure yet what this weekend will bring, but hopefully some good stuff. I really want to finish my shawl this weekend - so hopefully I will have some pictures of it all finished in the very near future.

Have a wonderful weekend all!


Inthesky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Emma is adorable...very photogenic! I really must try this Zumba malarky one of these days. I hope you are having a great weekend...I hate Mondays too! xxx

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Happy weekend. Sound like u got it sussed.
I love your projects. Mohair pillows may be a little itchy!
Good luck on this weeks weight loss in constantly on a diet usually slimming world! But jelly babies keep on jumping into my mouth, I try to stop them but they just keep doing it! Lol

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@Inthesky Thanks Lucy! I think Emma is adorable too! :) (Guess all the pics of her make that kind of obvious, eh?)

Monday's are just a bummer. Especially when you are enjoying the weekend so much! :) Why must it end?!?!?

I love Zumba. It's done AMAZING things for my body! :) (Also - It's REALLY FUN!)

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@All4MeggyMoo Ooooh Jelly Babies! :) I actually had dreams about food last night! Birthday cake, cheese curds, tator tots, french fries, coffee.... it was weird. I woke up hungry and kind of crabby! :) Too bad I couldn't cheat on my diet in my dreams and find it satisfying!

Yeah - I think that mohair thingy will have to be a bag. People don't snuggle into bags - so the mohair will be kept away from most human contact then. :)

Hope you are having a really nice weekend friend! :)

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