Today, March 1, we awoke to yet more snow. I can’t wait for spring to come.
I finished the design project that I’ve been alluding to, but I decided not to submit it yet. It doesn’t really feel finished to me. I want to make a variation on it and submit them both, like I did with Foliage. I’m a teensy bit sick of the pattern, even though it’s my own, so I won’t start another quite yet.
I did start something new though.
This is the very beginning of the Hemlock Ring Blanket. It is intended for a special someone whose birthday is in April, so I’ll have to be relatively monogamous on it. That’s fine with me though, a big purple flower is the perfect thing to work on while waiting for spring.
I’m relieved to hear that many of you don’t really like socks either. Now I know that I’m not alone. As much as I love sweaters, I won’t be working on those for awhile either. I have declared a moratorium on all new clothes for myself, actually. My weight has been creeping up steadily for several years. That was fine when I was growing and I was a teenager, but it needs to stop. A couple of days after my 25th birthday I had a record-breaking weigh-in that convinced me that I need to change my habits. Since my goal is to establish a healthy lifestyle, not achieve a certain size, I’m not sure what size I’ll settle at. I’m quite sure it won’t be this one, though. So until I do settle somewhere, I’m not going to start any sweaters for myself. Wish me luck. It’s a new beginning.