Hello everyone. I missed posting last week. Hubby and I took a little trip to Las Vegas to visit his mother and we also were in a BINGO tournament. It was a very busy time as we also visited a couple of dear friends while there too. It went by very fast, and I am so happy to be back home and in my own bed.
Let's start this blog post with my crafting accomplishments.
Azel is completed...............almost. I have a couple of ends to weave in and also need to purchase buttons for it. This is one for a child size 8/10. The next child one I make will be the 11/12. One grand daughter is a little bigger than the other.
I started on another Azel right away.
This is being done in the L/XL and I am not sure I very fond of the size. The child's size was not as big as it was supposed to be and this one seems to be larger than told. Same yarn, same needle size but yet different gauges. Go figure. I will continue on with this one until the first skein is used and then make my decision as to whether to keep or rip it out and do the next size down. But here is the funny part................the next size down is only 4 stitches less/ or 1 inch. Not a huge difference. I am just trying to make sure there is enough room for them to wear a sweater under it. Neither of the recipients is a large person but one has broad shoulders and the other is thick through the middle. Hmmmmm
While I was on the road, this was my companion
Even though I had taken all my WIP's, the pedicure sock is what got my attention the most. I worked on it for a few hours while in bingo and then for a little bit on the way home. I have only worked on it a small amount since coming home. I was kind of upset when I saw the pooling of the colors, but the more I knit on it, the better I like it.
The road trip was so much fun. I got to try out my new camera. Hubby was kind enough to pull out into one of those scenic areas and let me play.
Here are a few shots:
The Colorado river running through a canyon.
Same shot without my 'special' lens on the camera. I have the sun protector on and it seems to capture the edges of it when on wide angle.
Part of the mountains we are blessed to have in Arizona.
It also looks like I got a hair or something on the lens while shooting the photo. It was a might bit windy out there. We were about 2 miles away from the area where the river was running. I am very happy with the camera and am still learning how to use it.
This week, my brother comes to town to visit mom. While he is here, we are going to look for a group home for her that is closer to me. I really don't like driving over 15 miles just to see her for a couple of hours. Keeping my fingers crossed that we will find something.
I started back to the gym today. It has been a looooong time since I had been there. It felt so good to be there and moving again. I don't know if hubby will be ready to start back again tomorrow, but I plan on trying to go 5-6 times a week anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Not too many people there at 8am on Sunday morning. It was nice......I was able to get every machine I wanted to work on.
I also signed up for Weight Watchers. I had done WW before, but only the online version. That was not a good fit for me. There really was no motivation for me doing it alone on line. This time I signed up for meetings and received the online as a bonus. I will give it 3 months and see how I do in that time frame. I am not expecting to be at my goal in three months........I will be lucky to be at my goal by my birthday next year. There is a necessity to get this weight off so my blood pressure will go down, my arthritis will be better and I will be happy to shop for clothes again too. I am also friends with a family that has been doing WW for about 6 months now and they have done so well. They have really inspired me.
Not much else to report this week. I have all my chores for the day done already. So now I will turn on the TV, watch some football, knit on my WIP's and maybe take a bit of a nap. I have been awake since 3 this morning! That is one of the downsides of Arthur.....Insomnia. It usually continues for about 4 days and then I have a night where I will sleep for 10-12 hours. Growing old is not for sissies!
Until next week...............................Happy Crafting!