Well, I'm still in a bit of a knitting slump, but it's that time of year ... All I can think about is turning over soil, making a rock border, stuffing seeds into holes, and carefully zipping shut a portable greenhouse cover over a nice selection of young seedlings. I really love Spring. I really do. I can't wait to make my annual pilgrimage to Behnke's , and select all the herbs for my herb garden. I raise my vegetables from seeds, but I don't have much luck with herbs, so I just buy those. I've already inventoried my seed collection, but I'm resisting the urge to plan out the garden. So far.
I haven't been knitting very enthusiastically for the last few weeks. I was just sort of piddling along with a project or two. I got this in the mail the other day, though, and it sort of slapped me out of a funk:
Isn't that a lovely colorwork purse? I was quite excited by it. I immediately set the magazine aside and went and reviewed my handspun collection.
In true Spinster Beth fashion, I've made some sort of mistake that I can't figure out yet. Perhaps I should read ahead to the end, and see if maybe there's a "but before casting on...." that I didn't see.
I think it is going to be a small, lined jewelry bag, to put my jewelry in after work, when I change into gym clothes. I'm forever tucking earrings into my purse or gym bag or coat pocket. Perhaps if this silk project magically knits itself into a drawstring bag (and magically inserts a lining), I can use that to stash my jewelry!
For those of you who occasionally visit my "Three Friends Fitness" blog linked at top right, thank you for stopping by. I share the blog with my two BFFs, and we chronicle our adventures in fitness. I am doing quite well pursuing my new self. I have lost 31 pounds, I don't know how many inches, several cholesterol points, a lot (!) of size 18 clothing, and I now feel confident I will reach my goal of "running the Armed Forces Week 5K without stopping to walk." Of course, all this exercise and the hour or so in the kitchen making healthy meals is really cutting into my knitting time ;-). Not to mention, my house is an absolute mess. Housekeeping is last on my list of priorities!
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