*listening to Rainy Mood’s Easy Listening Piano inspired by Andi of My Sister’s Knitter’s latest post*
Greetings to you in this dang heat. It’s still about 90° out. We’re trying to cool down in our little home with the house fan on.
I’ve had a late start to this Sunday for two reasons:
- We came home late last night from the city, celebrating my dad’s 68th birthday in full-out, potluck style｡ﾟ(ﾟ´(00)`ﾟ)ﾟ｡ *oink, oink*: salsa & lime-flavored chips, Pepperjack cheese with cucumber slices, grilled chicken kebabs, baby back ribs, sliders, broccoli-pesto salad, potato salad, orange fluff, orange jello, and banana split sundaes. Our crew brought the ribs. I kicked a** on them because this was the best I’ve ever cooked them. You know how Costco gives you a pack of three. This pack was about 9 lbs! I wanted to make sure they weren’t undercooked so yesterday morning I heated up the oven to 350° and then turned it down to 275°. I placed the two trays in and let them bake slow and low for 1.5 hours. Then when that time was up I covered each tray, had them switch places, and let them cook for another two hours. When my mum was cutting two of the racks up, the meat was falling off the bones. It was so soft. Now I know better what to do.
- I seriously had to sleep in today. I’ve been exhausted. Did I tell you before I tried jump rope and nearly keeled over? Before I started I had visions of little girls shouting out rhymes and skipping along. Thirty seconds of jumping rope made me feel like I ran like hell from danger. And I recently checked out burpees on Youtube and was like I am so not in the mood to do that sh*t. So walk a block, run a block has been my cardio choice. My fitness goal at the moment is to do some kind of cardio 4-5 times a week. A session must be at least a mile, two miles is ideal. Weights need to happen 3x a week while crunches need to be done 4x a week at least. I’m not going to worry about 5K during this time. As long as I get my heart pumping in some way I’m happy. So my body’s adjusting. I even had to take a nap three hours after waking.
Last week I had the first, color tip finished on my Wool & Company scarf. This week I let Princess Jellybean snap the photo:
The Cascade Highland Duo in honey has been added on. This color will make up most of the scarf. I’m supposed to use two skeins. CHD has 66 more yards than the yarn Purl Soho used so I don’t know if I’ll use all of this wool-alpaca yarn for the middle section. The gauge of the honey is slightly smaller than the Moonlight’s; you can tell in the picture. I was debating on whether or not to go up a needle size for it. I’m kind of tempted to frog all that just to do that but maybe it’ll block out okay? Kind of doubting that. Whaddyya think?
I’m sorry this post isn’t as exciting as others’ YOP ones as they’re all talking about multiple projects. I am really tempted to cast on another for-me-project because you will get so bored seeing this scarf every week. While I love wearing scarves, knitting one does take a while. I need to relook at my YOP1617 list and ponder.
I hope you’re keepin’ cool. TTYL. Peace out.