Friday, January 19
YPF: Grey and Icy
Patons Shetland Chunky 'Thunder Marl' is the yarn I'm using to make 'Old Faithful.' it is a 75%acrylic/25%wool blend that is surprisingly soft and machine washable. 'Ratty Old Faithful' is 60%acrylic/40%wool, so I don't think the new sweater will be too much of a shock for Mr. Mary. I'm on the first sleeve and really hope I can get the second one done this weekend so I can move on with my knitting life. You know, alpaca, cashmere...uh, COLOR would be nice.
We have thawed out from the "Not That Big a Deal" ice storm of 2007, but I did manage to take a few pics.
The boys are finally back in school, the DH at the office and I'm free to resume my normal routine. YIPPEE! I joined a gym about a week ago. (It's true, Hila.)It's for women only and it's where all the softbodies in sloppy t-shirts and baggy shorts in my neighborhood go. The hardbodies have personal trainers or go somewhere like Crunch or Ouch, look good wearing bike shorts and respond well to people yelling out numbers. In another life way before kids, I was a bit like that. I had an executive membership at the YMCA in Washington, DC which had a separate locker room from the plebes. I would march in after work and pound away in an aerobics class, swim laps or put 50 minutes on the treadmill set at max, followed by a million push-ups and crunches with little interaction with any of the other women. No more. I am quite happy to chat with my cohorts and catch up on neighborhood news while going around the timed circuit of various machines. Gravity aside, age does have its privileges .....!
Posted by Mary, Mary... at 2:13 PM