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Friday, January 29, 2010

Old Man Winter...

Will not let go this year...

map from TWC
Let me tell you, they're calling for between 8 and 12 inches of snow in Roanoke between tonight and 1 a.m. Sunday morning! Again!

We just don't *do* snow...

But I love it. I really, really do. Not to drive in it, tho' I can, but because over the past 3 weeks, I've not had a day off. Tomorrow? I am going nowhere. Well, maybe out to shovel the walk, tho' they say this will be dry snow, so perhaps I'll just have to sweep, ya know? (that's too bad in a way, because yesterday I learned of a restorative yoga class tomorrow that I'd planned to take, and I suspect it will be postponed now. Restorative yoga is right up my alley after the month I've had...

I hurried home tonight, and started laundry - I hate to go into the basement when it's as frigid as they're saying it will be (and it's cold now, but 8 degrees is worse!)

So I'm ahead of the game for the weekend. All the clothes are finished (tho' I still have some folding to do) and so are these:

Thirty one pairs of handknit socks. And yes, there's another pair on the needles (and there are even a few pairs still in the sock drawer...Oh! And one pair on my feet as we speak!)

I have plans for this weekend...organizing plans, planning plans, knitting plans, reading plans, kitty-playing plans, thinking plans - I'm sure I have far more plans than time. (Isn't it always the way?)

On the knitting front, I finally got gauge on the Knitpicks Cotlin tonight, but I had to go down a needle size so this was knit on my Harmony's instead of the metal Options (sigh, I like those Options!):

The row gauge is too long by half an inch, but you know what? I had planned to make Soleil a bit longer anyway - I still might put on a fourth repeat of the lace edging, we'll see. And I played a bit in the yarn stash and discovered a couple of yarns I'd set aside thinking I'd never use as I didn't have enough to do much with it. Now with the smaller size I wear? There is probably enough to make a tank or two...Serendipity!

OH - and then there's this juicy tidbit from the January 2010 TKGA newsletter: knitting burns 100 calories an hour!

NOW I know why I'm doing so well on Weight Watchers! There's a semi-snarky leader - NOT my Meghan! - I can't wait to give that little bit of news to - she's the one who told me that I really couldn't count yoga as exercise because it was too relaxing...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't over-do on the snow's not worth it!

Enjoy a weekend of cozy knitting. After all, you need more socks. :-)

1:12 AM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Umm, not counting yoga? No way! And I'm all for burning calories by knitting :) It sounds like you have a perfect weekend planned -- enjoy a well-deserved break!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Diana said...

Wow, the sock number is impressive and in a relatively short period of time too I'd say!

3:47 PM  
Blogger VPI Dyes said...

So if I bring my knitting to the gym and knit while doing the stationary bike or elliptical, how much does THAT burn off an hour? LOL!

8:33 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Wow socks! That is really amazing how many you have and the beautiful colors they are!

Not counting is a exercise that constantly challenges you by giving all you have to the poses. BAH. The WW site says that you get one point back for each 1/2 hour.

Enjoy your break and be safe! :)

8:22 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

I'm reading your recent posts in reverse, and I just have to say - thank goodness you haven't lost your weight in your feet! It would be such a shame to say goodbye to all those wonderful socks.

And - you have helped me eat right while on this business trip. I literally told myself more than once, "If Sallee can do it, so can I". Thank you, dear friend!

8:24 PM  

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