Monday, February 04, 2008

Inspiration strikes.

I finished my mom's socks. Boy did those things fly off the needles. I guess when the leg of the sock is only two inches long, you cut down on a little knitting time!I washed them with the hope that they would turn out a bit softer and they did! They're going to be the perfect pair of socks for spring or fall, maybe even a cool summer day. They're not too heavy and the fiber content makes them seem a bit cooler.

I finally got some pictures of that shawl on the recipient.
She wore it this past weekend to our weekly knitting group and it was greatly admired. The wonderful part about it too is that the color matches almost all of her clothes!

So I have to say, I haven't been blogging much recently mostly because I've become inspired by something else. Cooking. Recently I came across the book "In Defense Of Food" by Michael Pollan who also wrote "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and I was so inspired to cook my own foods that for the past several weeks I've been spending a lot of my time planning meals and buying food.

I found it quite interesting that in the book he points out that it's more expensive to buy food that's good for you (mainly fruits and vegetables and whole grains that haven't been enriched, etc) than it is to buy food that's incredibly over processed. Turns out he's right. I really don't mind paying extra because I do have the money. I don't spend my money on purchases I don't need, like clothes, when my closet is already full to capacity, or spending it on the latest gadgetry. My only indulgence is yarn... can you blame me?

Also, I recently started a yoga class which, so far, has been going really well. To be honest, I think it's really going to help me with the aches and pains I get from waitressing. The only downside to the class is that it's so full that it's sometimes a little crowded and with certain poses or maneuvers you're at risk of smacking the person next to you! I guess the bright side of that is that so many people are interested in bettering themselves and that in itself is uplifting.

Even though I haven't been blogging all that much, I am thinking of it and of you. I don't always have time to comment but I'm trying to keep up on everything going on in your own blogs/lives.


Knittripps said...

My yoga class is always full too. I have to show up early to get a spot or else risk setting my mat behind a pillar or something that blocks my view of the teacher. But you are right, it is nice that so many people are showing an interest in yoga. Namaste.

dropstitchknitter said...

Great socks and Shawl! And good for you for taking the time to take better care of yourself!

Meike said...

I haven't read any of Michael Pollan's books but have heard such great things about all of them. I just saw the new one at the bookstore on the weekend, and now totally want to read it!
Good luck with the yoga!

ellie said...

Cooking is such a fantastic way to spend your time! I too have been blogging less - trying to spend more time doing the things I love than talking about them :) I hope you're having a blast!

Laurie (Moo!) said...

Hooray for Mom's socks!

Cooking is great therapy and if you're healthier then it an added plus.

Let me know when you get to "Happy Cow" in your yoga. It's one of my favorite posts. :-)

Lynne said...

Y'know I had never noticed that good food costs more than processed pap but being on a gluten and dairy-free diet means I can't have most processed stuff anyway (or go out much - do you get people wanting gluten free meals?). The local farmer's market runs year round with organic vegies and fruits and I go to wholepaycheque and cough up the big bikkies there. The local wholefoods is like your yoga class - lots of 'scuse mes, sorries, oops, I'm in everyone's way, sorry! So very busy there.
Socks came out fab!