Soccer is still happening. Last weekend my fella got into a "challenge" and ended up with some guy kneeing him in the ribs. So this past week has been a lot of cursing, moving slow & groaning while trying to sleep. Just bruised though, not that they do anything for ribs anyway!
On the topic of the fella - it's his BIRTHDAY today! He's 32 (old butt) and so far we've slept in, had pancakes, and opened some presents. We'll see what else the day holds. I see a fair bit of couch time & some Spartacus in our future!
|Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes for brekky!|
|Presents for my Mister|
This month so far has been fairly work heavy, in that we've been working pretty regularly. We did get out to Cobbitty Market earlier this month. I loved it. We found some goodies: some fresh from the farm produce, some yarn from Susanne's House of Wool, a new place to purchase tea online with ITea, both of which I did and enjoy thoroughly!
|Cobbitty Market fun, and my car knitting!|
|Borscht with greek yogurt on top!|
|The excitement & the path we took up the hill to find the cache!|
Last night we went out with some friends for dinner, a beverage & some gelato as a birthday celebration. It was nice!
Upcoming plans?! Next Friday is the Rooster vs Bulldogs, so I think we're going with friends.
I finished up the Trillian by Martina Behm for the Wolfe Farms BEHM Along KAL. I used Fresh from the Cauldron Schoodic Sock in the Tyler colourway that I received in a SWAP in March! It's gorgeous, a bit small because it wasn't a skein of Wollemeise!
|Finished Trillian *lurve*|
Can you believe I am still working on the Market Bag by Vicki Square in Katia Paper yarn ? I made some serious progress. I ONLY have the handle to finish. Probably 5"...I just like my other stuff more hahaha. I am using 10mm and 6mm needles for this one.
|I am nearly done, but haven't taken another photo.|
I have begun work on my Level Up Socks by Heather Kinne who is BoutrosBabe of Highland Handmades! I am knitting them out of Friday Studios, Monday Base, Shades of Pemberly colourway (Jane Austen Club) and loving my first self striping! The needles are my 2.5 Chiaogoo 40" circles, and I am doing them 2aat Magic Loop!
|Stripes & cables!|
New stuff?? Yes, yes I have some!
Phat Fiber Box :
|My first Phattie - May SuperHeroes|
|Chose a colour & base I hadn't used & already have a project planned!|
|May Handcare SWAP - Mohair!!! Already have a project planned!|
Tribbles from Gourmet Stash:
|TdF here I come - So excited about these!|
|Found this on eBay and wanted to try it!|
Targhee in the Gold Digger colourway from Spunky Eclectic:
|Won this on Nimblestix - new to me fibre! SQUEE!|
I have 2 weeks left of Insanity! So far I have lost some inches and have lost 8lbs. Some of my "skinny (normal)" clothes are fitting again! A couple of things are a bit too tight to be comfy, but I can get them on again! I do feel like my joints will need a bit of a break, but it's been very challenging and very rewarding.
Once I am done my plan is the same: to start running again, 3x per week and figure out a strength training program 3x a week. I will continue using MyFitnessPal to track calories in and out. I am also going to do the City to Surf 14km race in August. I am not planning to run the whole thing without stopping, however, my friend who just got married is doing it for work. A bunch of the women from the running group I had been running with are doing it as well. So I think I will just run with my friend, and when we run, we run and when we walk, we walk! It will be fun, and my parents will be here then so I will have a cheering section! I still have to sign up!
Also upcoming is the Colour Run. We're doing that at the end of August - going to sign up my parents too!