Quiet Day

Not as exciting as yesterday, well almost as not.

Exercise:

I didn’t really want to do anything, but it’s great having a parent who’s first question is- are you going running? It forces one out the door. I just went to the field and did 3.3km around there and then came home and did a 10 Minute Full Body Stretch from Nourish Move Love.

Baking:

Today my excitement came at the baking time. I needed to make zucchini bread as that was what my dad asked for, but after the lemon zucchini muffins he decided he wanted the bread to be lemon too. Not a problem. Until I went to he t everything out and realized I didn’t have enough gluten free flour to make the bread. I decided that I would just make the bread with regular flour and sour cream.

It was going along fine. I remembered a warning my SIL has given me and wore a mask when I was measuring and adding the flour so that I wouldn’t inhale any. I was mixing the batter when I looked down and realized that both of my hands had gone beet red and splotchy. I guess I can’t even really touch gluten or dairy. I did finish the bread and then put ice on my hands after washing them a zillion times.

The bread turned out well my mom and dad said.

Knitting:

I have spent the day working on my second test knit- one that I am doing for Alicia Plummer. I was super excited to do one of her sweaters as I always love her designs. I am just about a third way through.

However I did run into town and get blocking pins so I could get my sweater from yesterday blocked.

This sweater pattern is called Juliette by Josee Paquin and the pattern should be out soon. It is knit back and forth until the v neck is complete and then carried on in the round. Stitches are then picked up for the neckline and the sleeve bands. I found the pattern very easy to follow and quick to complete. The only change I would make would be to pick up more stitches around the neckline so it was a tiny bit bigger.

The yarn I used was Berrocco Folio which is incredibly soft. I just didn’t realize that it is slightly see through too. I still think this sweater is going to be a work horse in my wardrobe.

Socializing:

I joined my parents for wings Wednesday but that has been everything that has happened today.

Have fun!

AJ

A Finish!

I finally finished something. I really shouldn’t take on so many things at one time as there are other things I would like to be doing.

Exercise:

I finally found a decent route. It’s still hilly and has a giant hill at the end, but it’s a better length and I don’t feel like I’m suffering the whole time. I got 5.7km in. I then had to go over to the field and run 2km of laps to complete my Squad Runner mission. I didn’t feel bad for doing 7.7km today.

I got 20 minutes of yoga in and also did another NourishMoveLove workout this afternoon. I’ve been doing them off Instagram, but I think I’d better go find her website and see if she shows all the moves there.

Shopping:

My mom and I hit the dollar store for some kitchen essentials today. She says my dad isn’t great at this type of shopping so I think we’ll be doing more of it before I go homešŸ¤£

Knitting:

I finished my test knit for Josee Paquin today. The sweater is called Juliette and I really like it! It only took four days and is quite simple, but has sleeve detail that I like. The only change I would make would be to pick up more stitches around the neckline so it would be slightly looser in the neck. It will stretch out as I wear it though.

I will need to block it so that the bottom won’t flip. Josee designed it with no bottom edge, but I don’t like sweaters that flip so I put the same edging as the neck and sleeves on it.

I’m not sure how I’m going to block the sleeves so that the pattern will show nicely.

Baking:

The neighbour had brought my parents some peaches off his tree. I wanted to do muffins for them so that they can be frozen and so had to look up a recipe. I ended up making peach cobbler muffins from The Busy Baker. I forgot to put the oil in and didn’t put the topping on and they were still really good.

Perhaps not as good as the lemon zucchini muffins as there are still four left.

Mom and I had some quiet time this evening as my dad went to play horseshoes. I started my next sweater test knit and played some scrabble.

Reading:

I also finally finished my latest book. It was the second book in Lauren Layne’s Oxford series- I Wish You Were Mine. The writing was good and the characters were interesting, but I just didn’t love the premise so it was tough to get through it. I am going onto the third book in the series though.

Have fun!

AJ