Incidental Excercise

Who says crafting is a sedentary past time!! Not me, at least not today. Hello Knitercise.  I know sounds a little ummm different doesn’t it.  Well if you stand in front of your knitting machine, feet spread so that you are at a better height for the machine, then 2 hands on the carriage push left push right push left,push right, now do this 110 times, you tell me that you don’t get a work out, now do the 110 pushes x 5 and see how you feel.  Knitercise, exercise, but with a crafty outcome (no photos of me doing this pass time will ever see the light of day…. you know just to reassure you). I love it, oh and it is about the only way I get any exercise, that and Just Dance on the Wii, who can help groovin’ along to fun music!

Well lets crack on.

What am I up to? Thank you for asking.  I am up to so much at the moment I think my head will just POP, either that or my hands.  I have been having heaps of fun with the girls in the Jenny King group on Ravelry, we are working on a CAL together (Crochet-A-Long)  We are all making a Peppercorn top. Some of the girls have worked so quickly and finished it in the first weekend.  I however am having a plodder on this one.  I am loving the yarn that I am using Trinity (it is a Japanese yarn, I know nothing about it, as I can’t read Japanese) it feels gorgeous. There will be some new people starting up this week I think, we chat about the pattern, areas that you may need help and just spur each other on.  I am up to the second sleeve, so nearly done. Can’t wait to wear it.

I am also working on a secret squirrel project for ixchelbunny.  Keep your eyes peeled over the coming months on Charly’s blog www.ixchelbunny.blogspot.

I have been playing  Researching in, a lot, there are so many awesome designs and idea’s you can’t help but be inspired.  I am resisting the urge to start up any  more projects.  I still have a little pile of not quite complete things, you know the last sleeve, sewing up, and the second sock! Grrr second sock syndrome. Sorry honey, you may get you socks in time for Christmas…Oh no Christmas….. I have yet to start the Christmas pressies that I want to make, it seems most of the menfolk want hats of some description.  I am still working out who is getting what.  And are they knitworthy.  That is a serious topic, Knitworthyness. And we will NOT be going into that today.

Today’s post has come and some books I had ordered have arrived.  I have been ordering a lot of things of late, but one of the books I have been really hanging out for is this one

I ordered it from Dianne’s Knitting Yarns in the UK.  This book is awesome for beginner knitters to use their beginning pieces all the toys in the book are made from basic garter stitch pieces.  I think my Little Person is going to MENTAL over this books there are heaps of patterns, food toys Halloween things (which she is unusually obsessive about, being Australian and all)  I think I will need to whip out the hot glue gun and googly eyes soonish.  And they are quick little pieces for the not quite so beginners to make fun things.

I also have a new toy winging it’s way from the Strauch workshop.  A jumbo ballwinder.  I can’t get here too soon as far as I am concerned.  I have been tracking its progress around the world.. I just want it HERE so I can play with it.  All I need to do now is stamp my foot for a good tanny.

Well I suppose, I should crack on with my day. I hope get you some fibre time, or maybe some knitercise!
Have a great one

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