Friday, June 29, 2007

Monkeying Around

A few shots of a Monkey hanging out with the flowers. Like everyone else, I absolutely love this pattern. The first sock is done and the second is nearing the heel. The only changes I made to the pattern was to add another repeat in the leg so that it would be slightly longer and I did a short row heel because they really fit me better. I brought the finished sock to work and some of the girls in our lunch time knitting group are interested in knitting Monkeys too. By the way, this is my first time knitting with Brooklyn Handspun and it's fantastic. The color, the feel - all work together with this pattern for a great sock. Now to decide what sock to work on next for the Summer of Socks.

The other big thing I started this week is all thanks to Kathy and the link to this that I found on her blog. I started this week and after only one week, I can really feel a difference. I have more energy and feel so much better. I have to take the dog for a walk in the morning anyway and with school being out, the only good time to go is early morning. So, I set my alarm clock for 5:30 and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I followed the first week's plan. On Tuesday and Thursday I just walk with Bandit. She seems to like the jogging plan too. I took Cheryl's advice and found a stopwatch - it really makes the whole thing so much easier than having to check out the second hand on my watch.

And go and check out the rug Cheryl's is planning on making - it's gorgeous. I think I'll have to check out that book.


Margene said...

Nice looking garden...nice looking Monkey! I should do more walking in the morning and spend less time on the computer. Yes, I'm on the computer at 5:30...should be walking!

Karen said...

Good for you for starting the exercise program. I don't do well in that department at all.

Your sock is looking great!

Cheryl said...

Doesn't the stopwatch make a huge difference?? So much easier to keep track!

Rasa said...

The Monkeys are really great - I'm on the foot of one myself!