Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lingering doubts

Okay, maybe I shouldn't have gone to that yarn store. Maybe I should have stayed home and gone running. Too late now!

A Cool Wednesday would a big hit in the Twin Cities this week. 85 degrees F. and a little muggy. I don't really mind heat - but I do mind humidity. I couldn't even hand the laundry out to dry, it was so muggy.

So, since I decided to stay inside a nice cool yarn shop - I thought I should make this week's selection yarn related.

How about Rachel's One Year Blogoversary over at Twist Your Stitches? She has a lovely contest involving Blue Sky Alpaca's Suri yarn and chocolate - how could she go wrong with that?

Knitwear designer Susan B. Anderson turned me onto Blue Sky Alpaca's newest yarn, Spud & Chloe. I broke down and bought some of the "Sweater" weight yarn today to use in baby gifts. I also bought the "Lovey Dovey" baby dress pattern.

The colors are really bright and cheerful but not over the top, if you know what I mean. Happy colors, not electrified ones! I did feel a little weird asking for them by their name. I almost expected a little dog to come running out.

My last Cool Wednesday item is a site called The Belly Project . It's all about body image and what a real woman's body looks like.

Some of you may know that I've been swimming and training for triathlons for some time now and while I am perfectly happy with my performance so far, it's been bumming me out that it hasn't shown up in much weight loss.

Hanging around with a lot of very fit triathletes doesn't always make you feel so good about yourself! So I appreciate the site very much and probably will put in a photo of my belly some day. Just not yet . . .

I have some more photos for this update but, alas, my IPhone is acting up and not allowing me to send mail. Better luck tomorrow!


Guinifer said...

Did you find your Spud & Chloe in town? I love the colors.

Knittymama said...

I love the Belly Project! It's a good reminder not to worry so much about this three baby belly currently sagging over my skirt:-)