Sunday, November 19, 2006

Thanks Amy!

I know this is a non-knitty issue, but it's directly related to my knitting time and energy, so I'm posting about it.

Amy is right: I need to change my definition of exercise and health. So so so right. I eschewed advice from others, but I took her words to heart. All I need are some comfortable clothes (which I have), decent shoes (which I have), and somewhere to walk (which I have). Doesn't take much more than that.

We're leaving to visit the ILs, and I packed my exercise clothes. And DD's stroller. Out we go! It's time to enjoy the crisp South Carolina air. Since this is a quasi-vacation (part work, mostly vacation), and I'll be surrounded by helpers with DD, I'll have the time and mental space to exercise. It will be nice. I'm really looking forward to it.

As for knitty issues:
My version of Grumperina's Sharkif isn't that much different than hers. As it turns out, moving the middle cable four rows down from the end cables isn't that noticable. In fact, I know I'm doing it and can't really tell. What it does do, however, is avoid super long stretches (9 rows - OK, it's not that long but long enough) of plain-er stitches. Cabling is fun, so doing the middle cable on rows 3 and 7 just mix it up a bit more and keep it interesting.

FIL's scarf is going well. I think I have about 6" (of 60"). My goal is to give it to him before we leave from our visit with them.

3 comments:

Amy Lane said...

I'm so glad something I said helped--you'd have to see how truly out of control my life is right noew to understand what a pleasant surprie that is! Enjoy your trip... and definitely enjoy DD's happy fan club!!!

dmbenini@yahoo.com said...

Rae,
I have continued to read your blog, I am just not good at leaving comments. I am impressed with your modifications and the recent knitting! I miss the blogging world, but I am knitting (once in a while). Have a wonderful T-day!
deidre

dmbenini@yahoo.com said...

Rae,
I have continued to read your blog, I am just not good at leaving comments. I am impressed with your modifications and the recent knitting! I miss the blogging world, but I am knitting (once in a while). Have a wonderful T-day!
deidre