Annyeong haseyo *bows head*. How’re you today?
My metabolism is revved up after a longer run this morning. I recently had lunch with a friend who I miss seeing in the city at the princesses’ former school. She is a runner too and gave me some solid tips, like how I should change-up my route. So today I ran a slightly different way that involved a bit of downhill and incline. I can’t believe at the end when I checked my FitBit app at what my pace was. I thought I was running at the take-it-easy rate but my pace ended up much faster. I guess sleeping through the night and a fueling up beforehand with a banana and some water can do wonders.
I also want to throw out a kamsa hamnida to you for your visits of late. I had fun reading your experiences with making homemade bread and your thoughts on my last post.
With progress on my nephew’s jumper and the charity socks, I felt I needed a bit of instant gratification. Princess Jellybean’s school has a pregnant teacher who is due this December. She looks like she is handling teaching and being preggers in great stride! I remember toward the end of each pregnancy I was like get this baby out! So since I wasn’t able to knit for my girls when they were babes, I had the itch to surprise the teacher with
some a baby knit s.
I started on this last night after digging through my DK stash:
The yarn is Merino 120 Superwash by Lang Yarns. Because my DK yarn was properly cataloged with new photos and remnants were even weighed, I know I have 117 yards of this soft, squishy yarn which should be plenty for a newborn hat and bear ears. Yep, I’m using Baby Bear Hat by Gilda Knits again.
So since I’m using DK instead of worsted weight, I am knitting with size 7 DPN’s to get near that gauge of 5 stitches per inch. I had tried 5’s at first but it looked too small.
I am having fun whippin’ out this baby hat. It makes me smile.
What instant gratification is a must recently? What is making you smile today?