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

The Usual With Company

I really do just do my usual stuff when visiting my parents, but here I have someone to talk to🤣

Exercise:

I had no intention of running this morning as I’ve ran the last four days, but then my mom asked me about it and I heard my dad assume I was already out running. I ended up going out. I was going to just go do a few laps around the field, but it was too busy so I ran to the end of the street and there was a hill. I ended up doing seven hill repeats and then heading home.

I guess it’s better than nothing is my theme today as my workout tonight was a Nourish Move Love workout off of Instagram. My SIL has told me about her and I was looking at her posts and liked her mantra- never miss a Monday, so I did a ten minute workout before crawling into bed.

Shopping:

I went with my parents this morning to do some returns in town. I then dragged my mom to a yarn shop.

Knitting:

I crazily accepted two test knits at once so I have been spending a lot of time knitting! I am about two inches from being done the first sweater and can’t wait to show it to you. I think it may become a favourite!

I picked up a dark blue Estelle worsted yarn for the second today and will hopefully start tomorrow.

Baking:

Even before I got here, my dad was asking for specific baked goods. Yesterday I made Rice pudding from the leftover dinner rice. My dad refuses to eat leftovers so I was attempting to find a way to get them eaten. It did work.

Today I started on the zucchini issue. I was going to make a traditional zucchini bread until I discovered my parents didn’t have a loaf pan. I decided to make these Lemon zucchini muffins. They were super easy to make and absolutely delicious. My dad is already asking for more and my mom wants me to skip the traditional loaf tomorrow and make this as a loaf.

It has been a pretty quiet day otherwise and I’m looking forward to another one tomorrow🤣

Have fun!

AJ