It’s been a while. Where was I. Oh yes, Chilton Pullover knit-a-long. That’s not going so well. I had to back out. I have no idea what size I’ll be by next summer. I’m already up a few sizes…
Apparently it’s not just food, it’s a baby. Due early February, we will not find out the sex and we’re excited yet shocked in a good way – is this really happening?
Knitting wise it’s been an OK summer. I finished a Rock Island Shawl and it’s gorgeous. I used a small part of a skein of Auntie Boo Laceweight (I have nieces and nephews that call me Auntie Boo, so it’s weird to have that be the name of Claire’s company!). The colourway is Clockwork Orange and it’s GORGEOUS yarn. Not solid, but not too variegated.
I also did some SISC (Self Imposed Sock Club) knitting, but the socks turned into armwarmers. They just wouldn’t go over my ankle and I’d been knitting for so long! I need pictures for them and a few other projects.
What else. Been to France, been camping, been cottaging, avoiding storms at cottages and camping… a typical summer.
We have been biking, but the midwife allows only 1 hour of exercise at a stretch – 15 minutes warm up, 30 minutes at 140 bpm max then 15 minute cool down. Not the 2-3 hours averaging 175 to 185 bpm that I’m used to. We’ve found a few short flat loops for me, then D does some rides on his own or bikes home while I drive over the hills. The interesting thing is that these short slow rides are really improving his fitness. He’s noticed a big change in his harder rides from the slow rides. We’ve been reading that low heartrate training really helps for years, but it was really hard to do. This was a hard lesson to learn, but we’ve learned it. Definately a slow and steady wins the race kind of thing.
I have no kitten pictures, but I might have to start referring to them as cats now – they are 5 after all. They both seemed to know I was pregnant before I did. Fred has become uber-snuggly and Ginger is fascinated with my belly. I can’t wait for the day my belly punches her back! Fred has let us try swaddling him in blankets we were given. He’s so mellow!