Thursday, April 03, 2008

March recap and April goals

My March goals were apparently a bit lofty seeing as I did quite poorly at meeting them. Let's discuss them, shall we?

They were:
1. Finish lace shawl - DONE
2. Finish lace hat you (still) haven't seen - NOT done. The snag I hit before the last goal post is still present and unresolved. But, I did knit a different hat, so I guess this goal was sort of met.
3. Finish Chevalier Mittens - NOT done. I wasn't happy with the decreases on the first one so I planned to modify it on the second, but then didn't get around to even starting. When I finished the shawl last week I planned to do it, but then I smashed my left index finger folding a tv tray and there was no way I could deal with tight gauge knitting with that type of bruised and battered left hand. The nail is still bruised and a bit numb...
4. At least work on the Ivy League Vest. - NOT done. Oops.

So, as you see, my progress was abysmal, but at least I finished the shawl, which was really the important thing. The rest were all secondary to that and are all for me so there's really no rush.
Moving on...

April Goals
1. Finish Ruffled Tuxedo Tank - This one I started last summer and then abandoned until the weather started looking up. I've been working on it at work and progress is being made.

2. Get through trellis repeats on Hanami Stole - I've done 1/7 so far...
3. Finish secret project pieces - I can't show this project, but I'm 3/5 finished already so this is doable.

I swam 1000 yards yesterday, which is almost five skeins of Cascade 220, and more than twice as much yardage as I used for the Swallowtail Shawl. I really like swimming but I tend to forget about it as a form of exercise. I have a lot of practice as I swam competitively when I was a kid. Well, by that I mean there were swim meets, and I swam in them. Whether I was competitive is a different issue. So I decided to take up swimming again, and I've been enjoying it. It's like riding a bike in that you don't forget how to do it, but different due to the whole lack of ability to breathe underwater. It's tough. I'm hoping it doesn't increase the circumference of my already burly arms!


Jennifer said...

I love the comparison of swim length to yarn yardage! I miss swimming - did it for years when I was a kid. It is the only exercise I actually enjoy, but unfortunately the chlorine kills my skin and hair so I can't do it regularly anymore. The hotel pool when on vacation is about it (and that's not exercise!)

Anne-Marie said...

Almost five skeins of Cascade 220! Hilarious! I think I'm going to use that as a unit of length from now on...

"Yes, you can easily walk there, it's a mere skein of Cascade Fixation away..."