Sunday, March 28, 2010

On how to postpone going for a run...

It's grey, cold and wet. I'll go for a run tomorrow. Really.

Yesterday afternoon I took my sewing machine in to a nearby quilt shop/Bernina distributor for repair. It has to take a long roadtrip ( 4 hours ) to the manufacturer's repair shop in Toronto. It needs a new brain. I likely won't have it back for a month or so. Anyhoo... while I was there, I bought a meter of this. It's difficult to see because it's so dark, but you get the idea. 

and this too
and my plan is to make some tops using this pattern called the Juliet Tunic by Serendipity Studio .  I cut out the white on white already, but now that I've thought about it, she also had a black and white coordinating that added to the black, white and red would make an adorable dress. I think I'll make a quick trip on my lunch hour next week.

I also stared this

It's a cowl, or a capelet. I got it at the Kitting Nimrod Collective when I visited my Mom last weekend.  It's made with Suri Prism and the pattern is a promotional giveaway when you buy the yarn. If the rain keeps up I'll have it done by end of day.

Coming soon, pics of finished projects!  

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Two Signs of Spring

First a howling blizzard woke us
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
- Lilja Rogers

I love crocus... they make me happy.
The second sign I've noticed is not so pleasant as the first and leaves me frowning. Why is it that it took 9 months of running 5kms four times a week to lose 10 lbs and 1 measley inch from my butt, but only 3 months of hibernating to gain it back? I'll be hitting my Greenway first thing tomorrow morning! Definitely!