Divided but not conquered.

I will just let you know - upfront and straightforward like - I have not done much in the way of knitting and knitting design these past two weeks. I finished up a sooper seekrit sample, and I'm writing the pattern for it. But mostly what I've done is health related. I have dieted. I have weighed my foods.  I have eaten more fruits and vegetables in the past week than I have in probably the past six months. And I have exercised. I am doing the Couch to 5K program and I am rocking it. I say that because I am. On December 31st I ran/walked a 5K in 50:43. Actually from now on I'm gonna call it wogging. A nice combo of walking and jogging. (And yes I totally ganked that!) So I wogged it in 50:43. Yesterday I did another 5K. I wogged it in 43:15. Yes, that's right I shaved 7:28 off my time with two weeks of training. So right. Back to the knitting and the designing. I haven't written up the pattern for the lovely llama shawlette yet. I need to get on that. But I did get started on another fun project. A wedding shawlette for a knitting friend. We had a little meet-up the other day at Panera to go over ideas and we marked up some of my stitch dictionaries with bright orange sticky notes.

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Then I pulled out the beautiful yarn I had acquired at Stitches South last year to do some swatching.

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The bride's shawlette will be worked up in the same yarn - Little Traveler by the Sanguine Gryphon - but in the lovely shade of blue in the forefront. Something blue you know.

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And then I swatched. It was fun. She had chosen some stitch elements she wanted to incorporate and I went to town. I'm awaiting her decision and then the knitting begins.

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Right now I'm in a very odd place with my designing. I have quite a few finished samples and no patterns and photographs. And my brain is overflowing with ideas right now. Hopefully I've got this diet and exercise rocking and rolling and now I can actually get some of those designs published!