I hate buying clothes. I loathe it with a passion. I can never tell if something looks good, or if it’s going to match the rest of my wardrobe. So what usually happens, is that every once in a while Gorgeous Man comments that I have nothing to wear and heads into a clothing store while we are out shopping together.
This happened last week.
I took the size that I usually wear off the rack (this is a size larger than when we arrived in South Africa) and started trying on clothes. They didn’t fit.
I stood in the changing room and had a revelation. I could spend several thousand Rand buying new clothes in larger sizes that I wouldn’t like or feel good about. Or I could spend half of that and get healthier and fit into clothes that I already own and like.
So I have joined a woman’s gym. It’s half an hour a day with a set programme. They will weigh and measure me once a month and help me keep track of my progress.
So far I’ve made it to the gym 4 times last week (I’m aiming for 4 days a week) and I have actually enjoyed it. Which is really something because I have never liked exercise. I am a woman on a mission, hopefully the motivation will maintain high.
Because of the gym, there has been less crafting than I’d like, but I figure health has to come first for a while.
There is binding on the snake quilt partially sewn down, but we’ve had a temperature spike here (not as bad as the one in Australia, but still HOT), so no sitting under a quilt to sew binding this week. I have my Free Radicals quilt group meeting on Monday, so will take that along to do. I like sewing down the binding, it means that I’m nearly finished, but I’m very slow at it.
I’ve been spinning a little. I am for at least 10 minutes every day, with Tuesday’s dedicated to spinning.
This is 72 grams, 133 metres (2.54 ounces/145 yards) Navajo plied.
I’m alternating projects on the spinning wheel. This is some of the green fleece that we used to soak up the excess dye.
There’s a hint of blue in places, which I just love.
I belong to the Spinners’ Study group on Ravelry and they are spinning alpaca this month. Since this was a fibre that I actually had in my stash (most of the stuff they spin I can’t source locally and exchange rates prohibit international purchases at present) I thought I’d jump in. I’m spinning white alpaca as fine as I can. I have 100 grams and want to try and get a shawl or at least a scarf out of it.
There has been knitting too, but I keep forgetting to take pictures of the WIP.
Hope all is well in your part of the world. I hope that my Australian blogging friends are out of the way of any fires and are managing to keep cool.
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