Campfire

It’s been a while since I have posted a finished project.  There have been a couple, but my knitting has slowed down a bit and I’ve been spending more time reading and cooking.  I’ve been trying to find more knitting projects that spark my interest and lately, they seem far and few between.  But this project that I made for my newest nephew, Enders, had me doing a simple fair isle knitting, which I’ve done very little of before.  I rarely knit with two colours, but this turned out really well and it wasn’t that difficult.  

Here are the details:

Pattern: Campfire by tin can knits

Yarn:  Malabrigo Silky Merino (Green) and I can’t remember what the brown is, I lost the tag.

Colour: Lettuce and Brown

Needles: US 4 / 3.5mm and US 6 / 4.0mm

Knit For: Enders

It’s still a little big for Enders, but I suspect he’ll be fitting in it just in time for fall/winter.  Can’t wait to see it on him.

Challenge Complete

I had wrote about a month ago of being in the middle of a no-sugar adventure.  And I completed the 8-week challenge a couple weekends ago.  It went really well, I lost 4lbs in the last couple weeks of it and had more energy.  So well I was a little scared to have sugar again.  Scared of how it might control me again.  A couple weeks later and I still have that fear.  

I mean, hello, I live here:

Oy!  The conflict.  Actually, out of the 3 major desserts I missed, I have only had one, Earnest Ice Cream (see below).  I’m still in need of Chunky Monkey Bread from Trafiq and a piece of Chocolate Banana Cream Pie from The Last Crumb.  But they will come and I feel in control of that.

My first sugary dessert: Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie.
My first sugary dessert: Deconstructed Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie.

The past few weeks haven’t been without their challenges.  I was in Ontario and not having control over groceries and meal planning was a challenge, but everyone was accommodating and we made things work with minimal sugar.  I didn’t totally deprive myself while there, and only had the things that I really missed, like my grandmas baked beans, a chocolate chip cookie., and small pieces of my sister-in-law’s pie.  I only get these treats once or twice a year, so I didn’t want to pass them up.

The adventure continues and it is actually harder being able to have sugar again than not.  The choices don’t always seem so clear cut.  But I’m doing it, though I do feel more tired again during the day.  We’ll see how this goes.