It’s so lovely having that third day off, even if it is raining. I wish I had a third day every week!

Exercise:

I have done my FitOn class each day and actually threw in an extra stretching class today. I figure I need all the yoga I can get. I sat down Friday night and figured out my mileage for the month and it got me out the door for 3km on Saturday morning and another 10km on Sunday. Sarah didn’t come so it was nice to push the pace a bit and my heart rate didn’t go insane🎊🎉

Socializing:

I met up with my friend Emily on Saturday and did some shopping. It was nice to spend time with her and to pick up some items I had been wanting, but there were still too many people around the outdoor shopping centre for my liking. I am starting to wonder if I’ll ever get comfortable with crowds again?!?!

I picked up a running visor which is camo, not black like I thought, but I’ll live with it. I also got some gifts, new underwear and a new straw hat. I think I’m most excited about the straw hat!

On Sunday, I went with Brenda to a local yarn shop for a private shopping appointment. I got the buttons for my Bentley cardigan which is all I need to finish that project and I got some interchangeable needle accessories. Of course I couldn’t leave without yarn, especially when I saw that Fibre Co Road to China was on sale! This yarn is alpaca, silk, camel and cashmere put together into the softest yarn you’ll ever feel! The skeins are small, but I snagged two blues that I am hoping to put together into a cowl or maybe I’ll make two cowls. I am desperate to knit with this, but won’t let myself until I get the test knit socks done. Oh and the bowl my running buddy wants to store his cleaning supplies in his trunk.

Most of my weekend was spent crafting. You may have seen my stitching yesterday which is coming along well. I have also finished a pair of socks this weekend.

This is the Raspberry Cordial socks pattern by Lisa Ross done in Knit Picks Stroll in Hollyberry. I followed the pattern, except for putting in Knitting Expat’s German Short Row Heel as I couldn’t understand the heel in the pattern. I feel like there may have been a typo. I did learn that I absolutely love the stroll yarn and wish I had it in every colour! I do wish I had knitted the leg longer to use up the skein however!

I have also been working on the shawl and am solidly in the mosaic section now. I am trying to do two rows per day, but I seriously have to concentrate and say every stitch to avoid making mistakes.

Reading:

While I have been stitching I have been listening to audiobooks from the library. I am sure that my data provider is happy about this! I have just finished listening to Persuade Me by Juliet Archer. It is a take off of Persuasion by Jane Austen which is my favorite Jane Austen book so I couldn’t resist. It was a well done version, however I think it would be better to read as then you could gloss over the parts where the book is trying too hard to be romantic.

I finished another book, but the fact I don’t remember the name doesn’t bode well for it. I am actually reading a book off of my TBR finally and can’t wait to get back to it, so hopefully I will have another recommendation for you soon.

House:

I did get a few things done around the house. I got the laundry and dishes done and I went out this morning and put air in my car tires and washed my car as I thought I’d be going car shopping today. Alas my brother said it was too mucky. I am trying to downsize my vehicle and since I would keep putting it off I have given myself a timeline of August. I saw a little Toyota Yaris and want to go sit in it to find out if that really is what I want.

Well I’m going to wrap this up and go back to my book.

Have fun!

AJ

19 thoughts on “Long Weekend Wrap Up

  1. The socks are lovely. I work all summer at the school, but rather than take a full week or two of vacation, I take every Friday off. What a difference this makes. I love it and it really is more relaxing to me than planning a large trip away from home.

    1. I just think all work should be four days on, three days off. You have one day for chores and errands, one day for friends and family socializing, and one day for yourself. I’m glad you get to enjoy this all summer!

  2. I can totally relate to the feeling in crowds. Even with having my second vaccine done I’m still in that feeling of, there are too many people around. I would say that it is my lack of liking people to begin with, but I love going places like Disney and such that are always crowded, so I know it is the adjustment from the pandemic still. I love 3 day weekends, but I tend to hate 4 day work weeks. I know that some school districts have toyed with the idea of going solely to 4 day school weeks, but I don’t think we will see that as so many parents both work and it would be a daycare nightmare for many

    1. Oh I know I won’t get my four day weeks or my year round schooling, but I can dream:)
      My province just unveiled the plan to get back to normal so we’ll see how I do:)

  3. I love a knitpicks stroll yarn too, so very soft! I am trying to make the most of my week off. Today I knit my first Christmas ornament, just to use up four tiny chunks of yarn…I was supposed to be cleaning the sewing room, but they both got done. 🙂

    1. Oh you’ll be so happy to have a clean place to play for the week. I’m glad you’re taking a week off as you’ve been so busy lately! I have one more gift to knit for the ladies at work for Christmas and then a couple of toques for my nephews and I’ll be done:)

      1. The Christmas stocking came from Little Cotton Rabbits and is free. The hat I had adapted from another pattern, but I’ll have to pull it out to tell you where I got it.

      2. Oooo I will have to look up that pattern:). I still have a bunch of tiny yarn ends and I just can’t bring myself to throw them away

  4. Cute socks!! They look comfy.
    I hope you find a car you like. We just upsized our smaller car to an SUV. The bigger I get the more space I went. 🤦🏽‍♀️

    1. Lol I’m trying to go the opposite way. I want to be able to easily zip around town and not have such a big gas bill!

      1. I totally understand. That was my reason years ago when we got a smaller vehicle.
        Thankfully, our new vehicle has technology that shuts off the engine when we are idle to conserve gas. I always chuckle when I hear the engine shut off when we are at a stoplight. It’s funny to me for some reason. I’ll have to see if the feature is really saving us money on gas. 🙃

      2. Hmmm that would be interesting to know if it saves a lot of gas! I hate change so it is taking me forever to even go looking

  5. I have only had success with Road to China. I just love that yarn. Y our socks are perfection I love when you share your knitting. they are my favorite posts

    1. Oh I can’t wait to start using the road to China yarn- I’m a softness snob! That’s good they’re your favorite as that’s all I seem to do these days!

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