More Experiments In Colour

Since we spoke last week, I’ve been up to or rather, getting ready to get up to some more experiments in colour.  I had to totally frog my cousin’s blanket.  I made a mistake somewhere on the second repeat and in fixing that I found the yarn had looped in some crazy way in the 1st repeat.  That’s what I get for trying to work on it at midnight.  At some point I fixed the mistake but couldn’t work out what the heck happened to cause the looping.  So I frogged it all together and am going to restart it this week.  This time around, I’m going to stop when I feel tired instead of powering through because of some insane, self inflicted goal of finishing the project in a month.

I also fell off schedule with the Duotone Cowl.  I planned to finish the peach dominant repeats on Sunday but I went to brunch with my cousins and I’m okay with saying that I had such an amazing time I was too “noshed” to knit when I got home.  That’s what I get for having drinks on an empty stomach.  But not to worry, I didn’t do anything crazy … just felt super sleepy when I got home.  😀    I’ll be finishing those repeats this week and moving on to the magenta dominant ones.

In the meantime though, I’ve been working on the mini skeins below.  This Instagram posted pic had to be one of the most popular and most commented pics on my feed.  So many questions about what I’m going to do with them and comments about how patient I must be to actually wind all of these.  When I get phone calls about them from my non-knitting friends, I know I better say something.  😀

104 Minis

I’m not a patient woman, I’m really not, but I had to do these (they were fun to make; I blast through 55 one day).  These minis will be used to experiment more in colour.  That’s the literal truth.  I was gifted some acid dyes recently and I want to see how far I can go with my dyeing skill.  I don’t what’s going to come of it, but my consolation is that even if nothing does come of it I would have added another skill to my crafty repertoire and some awesome skeins to my stash.   Will keep you updated as I fall further down this rabbit hole.

For My Health

I’ve also been trying to experiment in colour with regards to my food.  Did you know that nutrition experts recommend that we experiment in colour so we can get the best of what real, unprocessed, nutritious foods have to offer?  For the past three days, I’ve been having my dinner earlier then making my last meal a juiced one based on color.   What’s shown is a juiced snack of lettuce, cucumber, celery and ginger.  My sleep patterns have improved so far and I’ve been falling asleep without having to drink a chamomile based tea.   Tonight I think I’m going to try carrots, red pepper and some ginger.  Wonder what colour the red and orange would come to?

Dress Shop of Dreams

A short social media break over Easter had me reading two books in five days and I realised how much I missed reading.  It’s great to be connected but I needed to cut back on the number of hours I was online and focus on other things I enjoy or need to be more productive at.  After reading the other books: Longbourn and Age of Innocence, I picked The Dress Shop of Dreams.  Can I be honest and say that I picked it because I love the colours and design of the cover?  Someone tell me I’m not the only one who does this?  I know I’m not?  😀

What have you been up to?  Have you been influenced by colour lately?  Share with me in your comments, I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to.

Fit Fine Fabulous: The Numbers — Update

 

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  • Left bicep: 13 13.5 inches
  • Right bicep: 13 14 inches
  • Left thigh: 25 inches
  • Right thigh: 24.5 inches
  • Torso: 34.5 33 inches
  • Waist: 39 37 inches
  • Hips: 46 45 inches
  • Weight: 188lbs
  • Goals by December 31st: lose 3 inches on waist, be 10lbs down, be able to do 30 tricep dips, 40 unassisted push-ups and 50 mountain climbers in one session, complete the Couch 2 5K program
  • Tools: clean eating, interval 3 day juicing cleanse (once per month), exercise 5 days per week, weight training, and the Couch 2 5K app on my phone

Oye!   I haven’t been working that hard.  Had some stressful situations happen in October and really didn’t expect to see much change but wooooohooooooo!!!  All the change in those numbers did was make me even more committed to doing what I know I should be doing!   Honestly, seeing the change register in tangible numbers has really been a mood booster with all that’s going on right now.  The increase in my arm size is because of muscle build-up.  The decrease in my waist size is just insane to me.  This is especially important for someone like me that’s trying her best to keep diabetes and heart disease away permanently.  It really does seem like slow but steady progress is going to win this race.  😀

How are you all doing?