Keeping it playful

Yeah, the socks again. They’re mystery socks, so progress is regulated and I got nothing else going on with the needles. Once these are done, I have some lovely red yarn I want to make socks with. I just have to find the pattern. Perhaps one of these? (from an awesome Canadian designer)

Since this is the week of Texas working 12 hour overnight shifts, I should get a bunch of quiet knitting time in and make some progress somewhere. Someone also said I had to work on a sweater that is on the needles, hiding in a bag, and buried in my subconscious somewhere.

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If you are following along on other social networking things, this may be old news. I’ve joined a jiu jitsu class.  I wasn’t sure about it at first, with the floppy paw and all that but I love it.  The drills are all legs and core and cardio.

Those of you in the know, know that I’ve been working on losing weight for the past year and it has been going o.k. Since modifying the eating plan last month and adding jiu jitsu, I’ve lost 8% body fat. DUDE! Eight percent. Let that sink in a second. The scale hasn’t moved a huge amount, but my clothes fit differently and I’m finding muscles I didn’t know I had.

I won’t ever compete because it’s not like I can tell someone to take it easy on the arm while sparring, like I can in class. I actually look forward to going to class instead of dreading going to the gym.  I think this might be a good fit for me.

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Happy Monday, y’all! What are you doing today? Do you have pattern ideas for this yarn?




5 thoughts on “Keeping it playful

  1. “an awesome Canadian designer” <- Thanks for the chuckle and the shout out. And for keeping me company during the Super Bowl last night.

    Your mystery socks are looking great. Not that I'd say anything uncomplimentary to someone who knows Jiu Jiujitsu. 😉 8% = awesome!

  2. The socks are looking great!
    8%?? Wow! I’m impressed.
    I did a little Ravelry search for Valentine Socks and there are all kinds of lacey heart sock patterns just perfect for such pretty red yarn. 🙂

  3. The socks look very pretty!

    Jiu jitsu sounds like a match and go you on the 8%! I’ve got one of the scales and that is a sig achievement.

    You better find that sweater, young lady……..

  4. Those are some socks! Isn’t that Canadian sock designer fabulous?

    I am so proud of you! And all without a prayer circle or becoming obsessed with someone with their own prayer circle. Do you need to rethink the size of that alleged sweater? 😀

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