bandwagons and how i hop on them
cool knitters have cool heart rate monitors.
i have hopped on that bandwagon. yup, that same exact heart rate monitor is now mine. it matches my running shoes. i'm not really trying to lose weight so much as get cardiovascularly in shape. i rarely exercise and i know that now is the time to get into the habit while i'm still young. that heart rate monitor is really a motivator. i love it!
anyway, after i finished clementine, i was still aching for some top-down raglan action. i cast on and ripped through most of the body for something red. (i'm using cascade luna in sprout #713)
(weird bathroom/mirror shot, i know, but i was not into the whole tripod/self-timer/weirding out the neighbors thing at the time.)
i fully dig how the design makes the ribbing flare out toward the bottom. excellent design element and it's slimming too.
i have had to put this project down for a while and i'm forcing myself to hurry up and finish my CPH already. i'll be going to NYC for a few days in mid-march and i want to take a picture of CPH in Central Park. i mean c'mon, you have to. the back and one and a half fronts are finished. i'm going to try to be monogomous with it when i'm home, but my jaywalkers will stay my project during school hours.
for my friend's birthday we painted ceramics. i'm not much of an artist so i had to think of something to paint beforehand. i decided on this knit/purl logo for a coffee mug. the heart mug was chosen because i painted it near Valentine's day. i like it, but it's kind of hard to tell what it says.
it's nice and large and holds plenty of coffee. i used it while i watched pride and prejudice and knit on the CPH.
i finished one of the hedera socks a while ago but i haven't gotten started on the second.
this photo is not true to it's color, it's much more teal than blue. the sock looks lovely on the foot and it's very cozy. this yarn however, frog tree alpaca fingering weight, is just a little too slippery and fuzzy for my liking.