Tuesday, May 22, 2007

My mom came over yesterday and she loved my socks! She tried them on and said they felt so good and that hand knit socks are such a decadence. Sooooo, I think I will knit her a pair of socks for christmas instead of a shawl.

I told John about it and he said he knows his mom would love a pair too. LOL! Socks it is!

Monday, May 21, 2007

I finished my sock yesterday!

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I love them!

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pattern: I made one up using lots of different ideas
yarn: Yarn Love Juliet
colorway: Cupid and Spring Green
needles: size 1 dpn's

I thought I would list what I have OTN and the moment and then what I have planned for the next little bit.

Longies for Toby
Socks for John
LTK Babywearer Poncho for me

Longies for Hannah
Hat and Mitten set for MIL for Christmas
Shawl for my mom for Christmas
More socks for me
Sweaters for the children

I also really want to learn to spin.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

I bought new running shoes yesterday! They are my Mother's Day present. I LOVE them! I cannot believe what a difference good shoes makes.

Normally I wear a size 7.5 shoe. The guy at the running store told me that bigger shoes are better for your feet when running. A bigger size allows your foot to flex and move more naturally. My shoes are a size 9. Wow. I was worried about it even though I know he knew what he was talking about. He said they fit me well and I would do great.

They are wonderful! It felt so good to run in them today. I am very happy about this.

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I also bought two pairs of socks. Now, my idea of a good sock is one that is big and warm and cozy and reaches close to my knee. These are nothing like that. They are little, thin, ankle socks. I thought I would hate them. I don't though. They were wonderful to run in.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

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Toby's longies. Peace Fleece Glastnost Gold and Chickie Masla.

Friday, May 04, 2007

I have started a Couch to 5K program. Yay for me! Today I did wk1 workout3. I feel really good. I need new shoes to run in and I was advised by some online runners to go to a speciality running store. There they can get me what I need. They will assess my gait(a patheric shuffle at the moment)and fit me for the perfect running shoe. Maybe next week, if finances cooperate.

I started knitting a pair of longies for Hunter. I will post a picture tomorrow.