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Oh, MAN. Three nights in a row at MMA and Muay Thai classes has left me uber-sore. I’m taking tonight off, but will probably go on Friday. I might drag the husbeast along too, so he can observe my butt-kicking. All in all, I am really enjoying the classes and the workout I get from it. Hopefully I can get Eric and other people interested too.

For the past three days, I have not been able to knit much because I’ve been so busy. Hopefully that will change a bit. I want to finish up Marc’s mittens, then FBB (Future Baby Bee)’s Koigu sweater, and Alys’s blanket before school starts. Hah, good luck…

Will be shopping with my mom today for scrubs, and then we are going to bingo. I’m excited!! 🙂

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Not only is my latest destashing list going well (I finished a hat for BIL Marc as well as a teeny bebe hat, yay!), I am starting a totally kick-ass workout routine. I enrolled in a beginner’s mixed martial arts class and Muay Thai, the latter which is taught by my friend Lee. His girlfriend Cyn is the one who convinced me to join. So tonight, I will be going out to Sudbury to learn me some fighting moves! ^-^

Went grocery shopping today with the husband, and right now we are just relaxing and waiting for dinner time to roll around. This time, we got a lot of nice veggies as well as some goodies from M&M Meat Shops, so for dinner it shall be a salad, chicken nuggets and for dessert – a lemon meringue pie! (Eric’s favorite)

OK, off to go work on Marc’s mitaines…bye for now!

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Yes, that’s right – I’ve brought her over to the dark side! Muahahaha…

She is angiesmom (which I think is so sweet!) and pretty soon I am going to go help her add projects and get her started.

In other news, I got my yarn binge from TLE a few days ago, and since it was my 6th order, I am now officially a Loopy Groupie! 🙂 I received the famous tote and Loopy kisses, as well as a cute sheep calender, a sock pattern, and a skein of All Things Heather 100% superwash merino in the “Cowbell” colorway. All I have to say is…THANK YOU, SHERI!!!

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Aaaaargh!!!!!

Oh, Sheri…I love you. I love you and The Loopy Ewe so much. In fact, I love you a bit TOO much, which was why I was trying to avoid buying any TLW for a while as I destashed like hell.

But Sheri, my love, you had to have an anniversary sale, didn’t you? And of course, the first sale would be for Lorna’s Laces. LORNA’S LACES, for heaven’s sake. You know how much I love it! In fact, I believe there are 6 or 7 skeins in varying levels of finished-ness in my apartment, plus many lovely FO’s featuring one of my favorite yarns in the whole wide world.

Well, because it’s my anniversary soon as well, I thought, “This is kinda serendipitous. Hey, I should go check it out.” And wham! Before I knew it, I had 5 different colorways of LL Shepherd Sock in my shopping cart! And, if I’m not mistaken, this puts me over the $250 mark AND it’s my sixth order. Holy crap…

Anyway, I think the point of this post was to say that yeah, totally broke my yarn fast AGAIN. I’m such a bad little recovering addict…oh yes, and also to say I LOVE YOU SHERI! ^-^

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Hah. Summer has turned out to be a big honking joke this year. It has rained at least twice every week for the last few months. The really nice, hot, sunny days have been few and far between. I can only hope that now that I’m off work until September, I can at least get in a few days at the beach – provided, of course, that it doesn’t piss rain.

And now, onto the Knitting Update O’Doom!

I haven’t actually gotten a chance to knit very much in the past few weeks – gasp! It’s not that I haven’t wanted to (and on some very stressful days, I would have KILLED to have some sticks and string in my hands), I just haven’t had TIME. Let’s see…last week I worked 5 shifts in a row, had 3 days off (more like 2 1/2 because I work nights and you lose half a day on the first day off), then did 2 more. The week before that, it was 4 in a row. I’ve also been frantically trying to finish my Chemistry correspondence course, and just sent off the work for the final unit last night at 9:30 PM. Considering that I need to send in my marks to the college by the end of this month, I’m cutting it very fine, but I also managed to finish the entire course in just under four months, which was a huge achievement for me.

I have manged to make a few things, though. Mostly baby things – they’re tiny and easy to whip up in a few days (or hours, depending on the object). I’ve made a couple of socks and hats in SRK On Your Toes, and most of a sweet lacy cardi using the King Cole Anti-Tickle Merino I bought in a destash sale. Speaking of the destashing, my STASHDOWN! project is kind of going slowly at the moment, and it doesn’t help that I actually bought 2 more skeins of wool…bad Ana! One of them was actually from a contest I was a runner-up in, where I designed a colorway I named “Jessica” after my best friend in lime green, cerulean blue, rust brown and hot fuschia. The proceeds from the sale of the yarn went to help fund IVF for the dyer’s friend, a cause which I was all too happy to give to. The other skein was of Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool, which smelled too good to pass up. (I love, love, LOVE wools that smell of sheep grease!) So a bit of a backslide there, but on the up side, it wasn’t a huge one.

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