Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Very sad news

One of my favorite authors is gone.  Robert Parker, the author of the Spenser series passed away yesterday.  My mother got me hooked on his books.  I have most of them, but hadn't read any in a few years.  I guess it's time to go back and reconnect.  It makes me sad to know there won't be anymore adventures for Spenser and Hawk.  One of my favorite characters is now silent.

Monday, January 18, 2010

sp 15

Well, I signed up for sp 15.  It's been a while since I signed up for one of those.  They were a lot of fun, though it seems like a smaller group than before.  I imagine it was extremely difficult to handle so many folks with the large swaps.  I like the fact that there is a dollar range now.  Good idea.  And the angel fee is a good idea too.  

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

too much work, not enough knitting :-)

Actually, that's not true.  I have been knitting a lot!  have finished the Kai-Mei socks from CookieA, and am now starting on a 2nd pair for the daughter of the recipient of the 1st pair.  No pics.  Yes, I know you can't tell if I actually made them if you don't have pics to oooh (or ugh) over, but I'll do a pair comp shot when I finish the second pair.  Trust me when I say the lacy bit on the foot is a beast, and worked best for me using 3 yo instead of 4 on row 6.  It's really loose with 4.  I think it looks neater with 3.  Of course, that could just be the way I knit :-)

Still working on the Baby Reefer Jacket from Cotton Knits For All Seasons for a friend.  Should be done by now, but I forgot how boring stockinette can be, especially if you are knitting something that's only 4 inches wide.  It's like a super long swatch, I hate swatches.  Need some cables or something to break up the monotony.  Unfortunately that's not in the pattern, but if I had thought of it before.................................hmmmmm..................................there are more babies coming...................................but do I want to make them something, that's the question......................

On the Furhman front, I have now lost a total of 28lbs since October 17th '09.  Very happy! To see that, just as i was bemoaning how tired i was getting of vegetables, and that i wanted a bacon cheeseburger.  That gives me the resolve to stick with it, and maybe go through with phase 2 - actually hit Pacers and buy a new pair of running shoes.  I want to start running again.  I think I may have lost enough weight to not feel so bad when I do it this time.  Gotta give that some thought.  When I was running with Coach Carla, I got to the point where it was physically uncomfortable for me to run sometimes.  I feel better now, so I may be ready.  I think as a reward I may have to knit something for me!  New sweater?  New socks?  What to do, what to do.