Wednesday, March 02, 2005

My Name Is Liz, & I Knit Boring Rectangles

I have been knitting a giant fuzzy black garter stitch rectangle. Thrilling, no? It's Julia's poncho. I'm sure it'll look super cute on her when it is done, and I can already tell it is going to be crazy way warm just by how it makes me sweat with it sitting on my lap. haha I'm using Red Heart Light & Lofty. I just finished the first skein, and it looks like I'm going to need at least two or three more. It might be done next week.
Working on the giant needles with the plastic yarn makes my hands hurt so I've been stopping once in a while and switching to one of the scarves. The Irish Hiking Scarf has been getting the most attention so it might be done ahead of schedule. Next up on the list will be my sister's Cheap-Fab throw, which is also on big needles so the seed stitch Noro scarf will probably be it's small needle alternate project. I just found out that the person I've been making it for is probably moving to San Antonio, TX so I don't know if he'll ever have a use for it. I think I'll just keep it for myself.
Nothing exciting is going on spinning-wise either. I've been spinning the natural color Jacob roving to ply with the stuff I dyed with the kool-aid. I have about half a bobbin so far. I don't get to spin as often as I'd like. I just try to do it at least 15 minutes or so a day. That way I won't get out of practice and I'll make at least a little progress.

Another Fine Mess I've Gotten Myself Into
I need to start training for the mountain climbing this summer. For those of you who don't know, Husband Boy said he wanted to go to Colorado the first week of August to climb 14,000 ft. mountains. He said I could stay at the hotel or go shopping or something while he did this. I got all "What? You don't think I could do that?", and before I know it We have decided I could probably do Greys and Torreys Peaks. This guy makes it seem pretty easy, but he does that crap all the time. I have about 20 weeks to build up enough endurance to walk almost 10 miles total uphill and back down at 11-14,000 feet altitude. I guess I'll be surrounded on the easy parts by annoying people talking on cell phones. (I'm gonna die, aren't I?) I keep telling myself that if Rachael can go from couch potato to marathon running babe in 5 months then I can totally do this mountain climbing thing. I just don't know where to start. I've been sort of procrastinating for the last month. Actually getting some kind of exercise every day and not drinking any more sodas would probably be as good a place as any I suppose. Ok, I'll do that.


itgirl said...

Sure, we all say that, and you know what? I'm still on the couch instead of in the gym with my personal trainer. But if you do it maybe I can go to the gym.

AprilBrokenA said...


NSU used to offer rapelling (sp)and climbing as a PE credit. If you can't get into the class, you might contact the instructor for tips & pointers, perhaps lessons.


Jenifer said...

Yea! Good for you! Are they somewhere near Georgetown? Are you driving up or flying? If flying, make sure you spend the night at a lower elevation to avoid altitude sickness. You probably know all this. Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about it. Jenifer