Alive, alive-oh

D’oh, I zoned out for a while there. I wish that would stop happening. My next psych appt isn’t until July, either. It was s’posed to be April or early May, but it got put back. :-/ Still, I can phone them if need be, so it’s not that bad.

Anyway, I haven’t been completely unproductive (read: asleep) over the last few weeks. I’ve been reading (I keep meaning to write reviews… I really will do that. Eventually), and knitting, which I shall talk about a bit more in a moment, and doing a bit of work on a fannish website project with Sann. And over the last couple of days I’ve been gradually putting some knitting / crochet books and some more yarn up for sale on eBay. I might even get the non-knitting things I have to clear out up there, if I can get around to taking photos and working out postage. I need a better pair of scales!

Actually, talking of scales, I may or may not have lost weight recently, but I have been eating more healthily. And without having to think about it too hard, either – it’s becoming more of a habit, which is really good. As well as that, I’m going to start doing more exercise again. I had meant to before, but I as part of the whole zoning out thing I was mainly stuck indoors. However, this morning I’m planning to either go for a walk in the park if I can get hold of Ally in time, or go to aquafit and then either the gym or just stay in the pool for a swim. I’ve got to get back into a routine where I’ve got something to get going for in the morning, and having something that I need to leave the house for is better. Otherwise I’m likely to faff around at the computer in my pyjamas until lunchtime! Quite possibly doing something productive, but still – I need that routine of being really “up and about”, and being actually dressed is part of that.

Back to the knitting, anyhow. Let’s see… looking back at those goals I set myself at the beginning of May, I’m afraid I still haven’t finished Mum’s present (I’m going to go and do some work on that in just a mo!). But as I said, I did finish the baby bootees, and I’ve also finished my second pair of socks – the Berlin Muster pattern – for the Sock Knitter’s Pentathlon. I hit my personal targets as well: I wanted to finish in the first 100, and to improve my sock knitting time. Which I did: I finished as number 68, on 23rd May, so it took me exactly 3 weeks to knit them, doing an average of an hour or two a day. :-) Since then, as well as Mum’s pressie I’ve been working on my Fireworks socks, and I’ve now finished the first one after a bit of a hiccup with the garter stitch toe the first go around (it ended up about twice as long as it should have been!). The second one of those is cast on and I’ll now be slowly making my way down the leg whenever I want to work on a project that requires very little concentration for the most part. I don’t have any pictures of that just yet, anyway, but I do have some of the finished objects. Want to see?….

Two pairs of baby booties:
Photo of Pink for a Boy Booties Photo of Spicy Booties
Pattern(s): Pink: Saartje’s Booties; Spicy: Saartje’s Booties the Bockstark Way (knit in the round).
Yarns: Pink: Yarn Yard Bonny ‘Fruit Salad’; Spicy: Posh Yarn Emily ‘Mistress’ and ‘Pippin’.Needles: 2.75mm

And a pretty pair of socks [info]:
Photo of Berlin Muster socks

What d’you think? Did the pattern show up well after all? Neither the colour or the pattern are what I’d normally think of as being “me”. Too delicate / pretty – I just don’t usually do pastels at all. But I like them! Surely I’m not moving to the light side? Noooooooooo!!!! Bring back the black! ;-)

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2 Responses to Alive, alive-oh

  1. jo says:

    Like the booties! and the socks, glad you’re still alive-oh, hope to see you Weds!

  2. Lou says:

    Thanks! :-) And I’m hoping to be there… I’m looking forward to it, so I’m crossing everything that I’ll manage to be awake!

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