I tried fitness walking again yesterday. I'd originally intended to do a four-mile loop, but ended up doing 3.6 miles. That's tacking a trip to the post office onto the end of a two-mile loop. I also walked later in the day, about a mile, waiting for an oil change. I'm soooo paying for it!
By late afternoon I was limping. No more gory details, but I'm definitely going to have to substitute some other form of exercise for outdoor walking. No. Matter. How. Pretty. It. Is. Outside.
I couldn't be more bummed. Whine, whine, whine. Are you as tired of my bitching as I am?
I've made an appointment with my family doctor. I need a new prescription for the only daily medication I take, and it's time I had some bloodwork done, so I'll take the opportunity to talk with him about the foot pain while I'm there.
The last time I was in his office was June 12, getting a tetanus shot for the dog bite. Even though I'm not a big health-care consumer, he remembered my struggles with my weight, and he commented on how much I'd lost since the last time I was in. I've lost 12 more pounds since then … think he'll notice?
Okay, enough with the organ recital. [That's what Mr. Shrinking Knitter calls people who go on and on and on about their health problems when all you did was innocently ask 'how are you?'. And you didn't even ask!]
Note to Greta [and anyone else having trouble with Blogger-hosted blogs]: I recently switched to the new beta blogger, and there are some browser issues, most notably with Safari. Perhaps that was causing the trouble with comments? They're working on it, so they say.
I've started making Tilt, using Noro Cotton Kureyon, a space-dyed cotton/wool blend similar to their all-wool Kureyon. You start by knitting the 'skirt' of the jacket sideways, two pieces from center front to center back, which are then joined. The color stripes run vertically – always a flattering look. The skirt part is straight back-and-forth stockinette, but the bodice is knitted diagonally, and I like the look of it very much. It'll be a good jacket option for cool weather, and it's going quickly on size 8 needles, so I'll actually get to wear it this fall.
Two years ago in October I'd just finished this poncho, and I loved wearing it. I felt like an old hippie – very Bohemian. I even felt tall when I wore it. [I'm only 5' 2", so anything that makes me feel tall is a Good Thing.] I wore it instead of a coat all winter. Mostly because I didn't have a coat that fit, and I didn't want to buy one. You know. Because I was going to Lose Weight.
Well, I recently tried it on; the fringe drags the floor and the neckline is huge. I guess I didn't realize 40 pounds of extra girth would make it fit so differently. You wouldn't think you'd have fitting issues with a poncho, would you?