Acting upon some super secret information I was given yesterday…………the alarm was set for 6:30. Plans were in place – arrive at 7, hope they give out tickets and then wait till 8am when the store opens. All so that we can do this…
We were number 1 in line – followed by a few people – Target staff was well prepared – they came out quite a few times to hand out tickets, assuring us that there were plenty of Wii Fits to be had. Mario Kart was also hot – but my youngest had given that to me for Mom’s day. We also picked up Wii Ski – I made the mistake of not getting the Wii Fit when it came out and I’m not doing that again.
Lemme tell you, the strength training on this is not for the obese of heart. Yowza. But my Wii Fit age is 48 – not too shabby since I’m going to be 46 and need to firm up, so to speak. More like shore up. The whole family has created their Mii’s, entered their information and we are set to get more active. Right now we are having the most fun with the balance exercises – and looking forward to the hula hooping – but can’t find it – we’re guessing you have to earn it. But I was so looking forward to bustin’ a move with that.
It’s so stinkin hot (yes, stinkin) that it’s perfectly alright with me if we stay in the cool, airconditioned bedroom and get in our exercise and family time.
I’ve started a little something new – this poor sea silk has been ripped so many times, I’m hoping it holds up..
Tilting Block pattern from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. I’ve been eyeing the Storm Water Shawl on Ravelry, and while I was browsing through my BW books yesterday, I came across this Tilting Blocks pattern which looks very similar to me. Not to take away from the pattern writer by any means, but I’m happy to use the resources I have in my many books to enable me to create something I like. I’m not sure what edgings the actual pattern provides, but I preferred to not have much in the way of an edging since I’m working with a 660 yard skein and I’m not sure how much mileage I’ll get out of it. I’ve always wanted to put together a lace pattern from these books, and while this certainly wasn’t doing that in the least, I really had fun looking through and getting some ideas on what patterns would look nice paired with certain edgings. I’ve often wondered how designers create such beautiful combinations of patterns – I can see a lot of patterns in these books that remind me of things I’ve made or have in my queue, but the designers always seem to add elements in a way that makes the design their own. It was a nice way to spend the hot weather – sequestered in the bedroom, staying cool, getting some great ideas, working on a new project and watching the all day marathon of Deadliest Catch, with my very favorite narrator, Mr. Mike Rowe. I can’t believe this season is ending on Tuesday already – I really love that show.
I really appreciate all your comments on me being Grandma’d. I come from a family that is not really that into my kind of hobbies. So it makes the distance between us a little larger when someone says something like that. It’s ok though – makes the work load a little easier on me now, being that my knitting to do list just became a wee bit shorter!
This week brings some major cleaning in the Studio (s) and since I just bought a little AC unit for the spare room with the intention of putting it in my studio, I really don’t have much of an excuse not to get to it – the room I occupied before has got to be cleaned out once and for all, decisions have to be made on what to keep and what goes and things have to be put in their place or a place has to be made for it all. I’d like to have it done by my birthday, which is rapidly approaching. And birthdays are supposed to be fun – I’m thinking another contest may be in order. Hmmmmmmm – stay tuned for details.