…of Spring Break, that is.
I didn’t accomplish everything I had hoped to do over the break. I had wanted to go to the gym every day, instead I went to Lake Tahoe and crashed down the stairs. The gym, along with sitting and standing, was not to be thought about again for at least a week.
Knitting, however, was not off the list. So I knit a lot. I started a sweater, first while up in Tahoe, then I ripped it out and started again here after finding a better pattern. I’m following the top-down raglan pattern found here (called Pioneer), but I’m not making it so tight, I’m using a different gauge, I’m making it a long sleeve cardigan, and I’m taking out the cables. So really I’m making a different sweater entirely but I am using the basic sweater recipe she wrote, with modifications for my petite (read: short, not slender) frame.
Oh yeah, and more booties (again, following Saartje’s pattern).
I don’t know what to do with these booties. Bill suggested I start selling them but I was worried that would be a bad idea since I didn’t write the pattern. I checked on Etsy and other people are making and selling these for between 16 and 22 dollars, so I am considering it.
I also made a pair for Bill’s nephew, Jack. I did try to give him one of the pairs I had made earlier but they were too small. So I made a larger pair and was hoping to get them to him this weekend. It doesn’t look like I will be able to get these to him but I do want those booties on his feet before he outgrows them. These are made out of double knit baby alpaca yarn in gray and a heathered gray blue.
I also started planting for spring. My bell pepper plants from Verna are doing well and I got a cherry tomato plant, as well as a strawberry and squash plant. I picked up some basil and mint seeds that I might grow in the kitchen so that I have some fresh herbs.
Saturday I am off to the zoo with my cousin which is absolutely fun and exciting. In the morning I’m going to do day 2 of my “Couch to 5k” program. I’m hoping one day to be able to run a 5k, preferably before I turn 30 in September.