It felt so good to finish my first color work project, this fair isle hat. There are a ton of mistakes in my chat reading, but I love it anyway. If you repeat a mistake enough times, it's a design feature, right?
I'm back onto Cypress now, I project that has been on hold for about a year. I am having fun getting back into it. I'm not sure if I will wear it, it's a bit hobbit for me and I only feel hobbit about 15% of the time. I'm thinking it might look nice with a sheer blouse under to lighten the look a little. Then I'm onto this Icelandic sweater, which will be epic for me.
I have been exercising a lot lately, I was during the holidays—and then got sick and took a break. I have started up again and feel so much better. This exact time last year I had a horrible herniated disk and was helping Grammie though awful chemo treatment and I just remember how hard it all was physically and emotionally. It all feels very different this winter. I feel so grateful everyday to have my body back—strong and healthy, and that Grammie is doing better.
I have been doing cardio every other day, but was nervous to go back to yoga, because so much of what I do involves bending forward, which isn't good for my back even now. I got a tip from a few friends about Barre 3 online workouts and love it so far. I signed up for the 15 days for free deal. I do the 10 minute workouts in the mornings and they make me pretty shaky, in a good way. I plan to tack on a 10 minute workout in the evening, but so far I haven't. I was doing the 7-minute thing but I do worry about injury and the micro movements of the Barre 3 workouts just feel a little safer for the way I move. I also tend to get in laughing fits with the 7-minute workout thing if anyone is in the room, which they usually are. This is why I don't take classes at a gym. When I have, with friends, it's pretty disruptive. I just can't keep it together at all.