Thursday, 10 July 2008

Petal Bib

While perusing the Leigh Radford's "One Skein" book, I saw the adorable Petal Bib.

It took no time at all to knit and I used up the rest of some Bernat Cottontots yarn I'd used for a baby blanket back in the winter.

I also found a photo of the baby cardigan with the buttons on it. I had forgotten I'd taken a picture of it all finished.

Today, I learned two more methods for a stretchy cast-on. I've been using a ribbed (K1, P1) cast on from the website. The other method was taught to me by Mary Patterson at Knit Night this evening.

I signed up for a Kool-Aid dying class for next week but it might get cancelled due to low enrolment. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Knit night tonight was packed. We get so many people now that we have to break into two groups and half go upstairs to the classroom. Social butterfly that I am, I try to circulate between the two groups.

Today I did an uphill walk that got my heart rate over 80%. I've been making myself go for my daily 40 - 50 min. walks and have only missed 2 days in the last 3 weeks. On Tuesday, I did the BodyPump (weight-lifting) class at GoodLife and really felt the effects yesterday morning of the 120 squats. I squatted lower than usual and really gave my 'glutes' a workout. I'm still achy. I'm on disk 4 of 4 on the Joan Didion book, "The Year of Magical Thinking". It's a pretty graphic and detailed account of her annus horriblis back in 2004. It really is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit. I'm looking forward to starting the book about music, math and the brain. I can't recommend books on CD enough. It really has been an incentive to get my rump out the door every day. The time sure passes fast while listening to a book.

We are going to a summer party at Skip's cousin's in Loretto near Bolton, ON. It will be fun. There will be yummy sausages done on the barbi and the rest of the food will be pot luck. I hope someone brings baked beans. Mmmmm. I've heard complaints at other pot lucks about people bringing baked beans but I love them! Hmmm. Maybe I'll make some devilled eggs, too! I have a nifty devilled egg container, too.

We're all set for our road trip in a couple of weeks. Plan A has us going to Sparta, MI (just north of Grand Rapids) for a lawn mower race. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get very much information about when and where exactly it will take place. If I haven't heard back from them by next Tuesday, Plan B will come into effect. We will instead take a trip to Port Huron, MI and Skip and Scooter will golf at two different golf courses (18 holes each day) and I'll go shopping - yippee! The really cool thing is that I've accumulated enough Choice Privileges points that we can stay for free in Port Huron. Either way, we'll spend at least one day in Port Huron. Then we'll stop at my sister's on the way home.

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