A quiet day, but with great results!
I managed to drag myself out of bed ( felt like I’d been slightly awake most of the night) and get a good workout in with my friend. 12 minutes on the treadmill alternating fast and slow and then floor work. My arms and abs were the target today and they are good targets! Our workout was cut short by her husband having to leave for work. We’re considering moving our Monday morning workout to Friday night, but we’ll see:)
I also got a walk in with one of my regular running buddies. She makes an equally good walking buddy as I had to hustle to keep up! It was a gorgeous day and it felt great to be outside.
I count this as all three types of exercise covered, so the day was a fitness success:)
I was home today for an appt so I worked a lot on my afghan this afternoon, and….
I’m done 🎉🎊🎉
I just finished at nine and I am very happy with it!
The pattern is called Exquisite and it’s from the Leisure Arts: Big Book of Quick Knit Afghans. I have made several from this book and have been happy with them all. It was definitely worth buying the book!!
All patterns in this book are supposed to be worked holding two strands of worsted weight wool, but this time I rebelled and I worked the afghan with a chunky wool, Bernat Softee Chunky, to be precise. I really love how it turned out! It is super soft and thick and warm and cozy!! I think I’ll use chunky wool from now on. I also changed the needle size to an 8mm as that is what was recommended on the yarn label. The afghan still turned out large enough.
I am happy with the feel of the wool, however, it did drive me crazy that I could never easily find the centre pull of the ball. I bought this yarn from two different stores (thankfully there was no noticeable difference in colour) and both had this problem:( Its my only beef with this Bernat yarn!The burgundy colour is gorgeous and the yarn stayed together well and didn’t split. It was soft enough to be a pleasure to work with.
My family is tall and unfortunately they like to have both their shoulders and their feet to be tucked under their afghans so I ended up having to do ten pattern repeats along with the border at both ends. They could have more afghans if they were shorter!!🤣 it took me until the sixth pattern repeat to really get to know the pattern and be able to do a row without looking at every instruction. The pattern has twenty four rows and there is enough going on that it took me a while to wrap my head around it. Once I got used to it though, I would be knitting and I’d be fine until I thought about what I was doing! It is a very intuitive pattern once you get it.
Well, my day was quiet but productive! I can’t wait until tomorrow when I can decide on my next project!!😀