Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Happy Birthday to me!!

Another year older...

Technically an adult, mostly responsible, but still a little bit immature when it comes to things like Harry Potter, Twilight, and the wonderment of nature.

And yarn (^_^)

In the effort of staying fit and healthy, I went to the gym this morning, and joined in my first ever group fitness session - you may remember back in the 'old days' (;-P) there were aerobics and step classes. These have now evolved into group fitness classes like BodyJam, Sh'bam, BodyAttack etc etc. (These are Les Mills classes, there'll be different ones depending on what gym you go to). I went to Sh'bam - basically a dance/exercise class. I found it kinda fun, but that's probably because half the time I was laughing at myself getting uncoordinated and looking like a complete dork. Still, I wasn't the only one, and I was totally okay with that. It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be workout-wise, so on my way out I asked advice on which class would be a little bit harder. Tomorrow I'll be trying out the BodyPump class, which includes weights. Should be interesting. At least by the sounds of it, there's no real coordination required for this one.

Over the weekend I was in Wellington, and was lucky enough to see two rather excellent quilt exhibitions. My friend Margaret was the hostess extraordinaire and she happily taxied me around the greater Wellington area - despite me making her get up extra early on a Saturday morning to come and pick me up from the airport - and provided lodging for my overnight stay. We had a yummy lunch in Lyall Bay, and dinner in Kelburn. On Sunday I spent the morning with my good friend Jenny, who I miss dearly, so it was extra special being able to hang out with her and her partner Lee for a while, then off to the gardens for knitting. An excellent day! Unfortunately not everyone was at knitting, but you can't have everything, right? I managed to make good progess on the latest pair of socks that I'm knitting for Herbology, although they're a little big. Anybody happen to have size eight or nine feet, that wants orange socks? They'll be finished in about a week or so...

My other option is to wash them and put them through the dryer cycle a couple of times in the hopes that they'll shrink a little bit, but with superwash yarn, I'm not sure that'll work. I guess I'll wait and see how they turn out first.

Anyway, the pattern is Interlocking Leaves, and the yarn is Grrrl Shaped Yarns 'Sunrise'. The theme for Herbology this month is Fall colours, since it's Autumn where the majority of House Cup participants are, so these are my Autumn Spring socks. Orange is totally an autumnal colour, right?

Well, best be off - I have a book to pick up from the library, and items that need couriering (is that a word??)

Ciao Bella!!

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