My 1 Million Row Challenge

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Downside of Exercise

I am finding the downside of excercise.  No I am not dropping much weight, just inches.  So my clothes are getting too big.  This means that I will have to try on a lot of clothes both in my closet and the the store.  Every thing that is too big will head to Goodwill.  

Believe it or not, clothes shopping is something I dread.  I like to limit it to once or twice a year.  It just leaves me sore and tired.  So I will be grumbly over the next few weeks of shopping.  Anyone up for the challenge of shopping with me?  

On the other side of my life, I am in a very productive period of time.  Lots of work is getting done.  A lot of crafting is getting done too. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Project 6

Project 6 for the year. I took a braid of Cloudlover's wool and silk blend and hand spun it. Next I wove it into a scarf with a pink cotton warp. You can find Cloudlover's Fiber at this link. I just love the way it spins up.

As with any item posted here that is not made for someone special please contact me if you wish to purchase this one of a kind item.
 I purchased the fibers on my own. No compensation was received for this recommendation or blog post. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015


It has been busy as usual around here. A lot of knitting is getting done. Designs are starting to stir in my head so be on the look out for new patterns. I know that this is a crazy hour to be awake, but I feel a little stuffy, my hope is that it is this low pressure system and high winds that are rattling the house  and making things fly outside; and not a cold. As usual I don't have time for a cold.

My major accomplishment yesterday was choosing to ride the bike for 45 minutes instead of going to the bakery. Its not much but its was a start considering the day I was having.

I think that I will try some sleep or house cleaning now.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Project 5

Is a hat for a friend. With 81 rows towards the one million row challenge on Raverly. 

Sunday, February 8, 2015


I have not been writing much lately. I seem to be to tired when I usually write my blog. The following is NOT a new years resolution. I have been trying to get to the gym 6 days a week to ride the recumbent bike. I really wanted to fix up my bike from the 1970's and ride around the neighborhood. But the streets are not as safe for bike riding as John would like, so I head to the gym. I am not doing this for anyone but me. I just think I need to move more. My initial goal was 15 minutes a day and now I do 45 minutes a day.

I am also walking more. When I got my FitBit in June,  I was doing 2 to 3 thousand steps a day. Now my daily goal is 11,000 steps a day, which I meet 6 out of 7 days last week.  With a long term goal of 100,000 steps a week.

So considering how out of shape I am this is enough to make me tired. Throw in a few long nights with Eric and a few flare ups,  you can see why I have been so tired. Some nights I am too tired to knit or spin, so a little less knitting is getting done. I am needing a shot of caffeine in the late afternoon to make it to bedtime. Somehow Eric will not go for a 4 pm bedtime. I really can't figure out why.

My long term hope is to have a little more energy.