Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Finally, lifestyle change I can live with

I have figured out how to fool myself into exercising AND it involves yarn! I can't believe it took me so long to figure this out - about 6 weeks ago I decided that I could only buy yarn if I exercised - for every week that I worked out 4 times, I could spend $10 on yarn. This was intended to get me in shape/lose weight, and cut down spending - it's totally worked (with a few blips on the yarn side - after all I had to buy yarn for my mom's shawl!) - I'm getting in shape and I got to order luscious yarn from the Loopy Ewe:

My own personal yarn pirate is keeping an eye on the loot. You'll be seeing more of this, as I can't wait to play with it! (And yes, I did go a tad over what I'd officially 'earned,' but that just means I can't start the next cycle until I work it off.)

And, I finished the Sarcelle:

The BikeJerk is working about 7 million hours a week lately, so no modelling photos just yet, but at least you can see the (upside down) butterflies. I'm quite pleased with it - just the right size and thinness (and gorgeousness) to go with a dress I'm wearing to a summer wedding in a few weeks.

Finally, almost done with the TOFUtsies socks:
I have to finish them ASAP, but I couldn't resist casting on sock #2. I felt sort of neutral toward the yarn at first, but I am rapidly growing attached to it. The feel of the knitted fabric is really enticing - smooth and pliable and, strangely enough, cool to the touch. Finished photos by Thursday - and then, let loose the hounds of the Summer of Socks!


Carole Knits said...

I'm still new here so I'm not sure what the Sarcelle is. A shawl? A stole? Either way it's really beautiful. Love your exercise/yarn plan!

Worsted_knitt said...

The exercise plan sounds marvellous! Good luck sticking to it!

Beth said...

Wow, so much goodness in one post!
The shawl is beautiful!
Nice loot from the Loopy Ewe. Good thing your yarn pirate is guarding it. Isn't it funny the deals with make with ourselves regarding our knitting or fiber purchases? Get your butt out there and get some exercise woman! There is yarn to be bought!