Thursday, March 24, 2011

No time to knit!

Wow it's been a crazy few weeks! We are now officially three weeks in to the spring rugby season and my first season as an Indianapolis Hoyden. I'm not the biggest(by far) and I'm not quite the fastest, but I'm having a really great time with some really awesome people. It's been a little rough- my entire right thigh is just one giant bruise- but I'm having a great time and working out a lot means I get to eat a lot, which is always a good thing. Unfortunately that does mean that my knitting time has been sliced down to a minimum.
PLUS I have a new boyfriend. He is also a rugby player but doesn't play on the same team as me since I play women's rugby. He's super nice and super sweet and I think he's pretty sexy- there's nothing quite like a big hug from a guy who is all muscle and tats. I think I'll keep him. Plus he's got a puppy. I'm quite defenseless on this one. He goes by Bam Bam (rugby nickname) and I'm Tinkerbell so we're just an itty-bitty (he's nearly the same height as me- how cute is that?!) rugby cartoon couple.

I have managed to get a little knitting done- including finishing the Ferngully shawl that I started last May and then frogged in July and then started over in August but added beads the second time around. I had planned on doing 4 reps of the large leaf chart but after the third decided that there wasn't quite enough yarn left to risk it before moving on to the border. I figured my chances of getting a matching dye lot on yarn I bought 4 years ago was slim. Anyhoo, I'm thrilled it's done but I kind of miss it. I fell madly in love after blocking it and have to show you because well, it's a knitting blog. It's info in on Ravelry but feel free to ask questions if you have any!
I'm also trying to finish one more little project by the end of March- the pattern is Clothilde and the yarn is some indie-dyed sock yarn that I picked up in Scotland and feel like it's too good to use for my feet. I'm really liking this pattern so far- it's really simple but then all the magic happens in the border. I convinced someone else to drive home last weekend from our game in St. Louis and I managed to knock out a 24-row repeat on the way, upgrading Clothilde from a part-time project to a finishing priority. Plus our daffodils are up and I had to show them off.
So that's it- rugby, boyfriend, knitting. And I'm okay with that. I'm really really okay with that. More posts when I'm not so tired from sprints though! Have a great day and I'll be back (hopefully with knitting!)

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