is having a sale on its Peruvian Baby silk (baby Alpace silk blend). It's a 4ply yarn and I think it will be perfect for a lace shawl. However, having just purchased a spinning wheel, how can I justify the purchase of more yarn? And have you seen my stash of yarn?! But I want it so badly.. so I went ahead and filled my shopping cart with some sapphire, aubergine and mocha yarn.. and then I let it all go, and my selections vanished into the realm of virtual nothingness.
I keep telling myself that thee will always be a next time, but like the spoilt only child that I am, I want it, and I want it NOW!
I turned away from Elann in disgust and worked on Tempting. I have now completed just over 5 inches. It's coming along well. I told my mum that I didn't like the ribbon bow, and she agreed that it was a bit much. I am thinking of cutting lengths of different coloured ribbons, sewing the ends, and attaching velcro to the ends so that the ribbons are removable and I can change he colour of the ribbon depending on my mood. Can anyone come up with a reason why that will not work? So I won't have a big bow on my front, just a neat little ribbon detail on the neckline.
Granddad's scarf is 60% done. I have completed about 35 inches. I will knit another 15 inches and see whether it is long enough. If it isn't I will knit an additional 10 inches. I don't know how long it needs to be, but I suspect somewhere between 50 and 60 inches is a good length.
Today I went for my first Pilates class in nearly a year. Oh man! I never knew my belly had those muscles. I feel sore now. I have never worked those muscles before and pulling them in was hard work. It was a good work out, though, and I probably had a better work out today than I do most other times I have been to the gym. So far I have lost about 4kg in as many weeks. My aim is to lose another 11 and then I'll stop. It's not like I am starving myself or anything like that. Hey, it's me, and food is my friend. I am just trying to be more selective about what I eat. I hope to have lost the other 11kg by mid next year. Wish me luck!