Friday, February 03, 2006

Pink Fists of Fury

Check out my pink wraps! I haven't had a lot to say this week because it's been rather tumultuous and I tend to get pretty tight when I am upset. Things in my personal life have been topsy turvy and my man, mr. fortran, has been living it up in a different country. So I haven't had any support on the homefront. But there have been a few bright spots.

First, you know you're having a good Tuesday when someone comes up to you and says, "Hey I haven't seen you in a while. Your butt has gotten a lot smaller!" Now that just makes you go woohoo! inside. Since starting kung fu I have gained 20 pounds. Now of course it's muscle, but I still haven't lost a lot of the fat I had on top of the muscle. So all in all I have gotten bigger and very frustrated. But I think I am finally at the point where the body fat I am losing is beginning to show. Yeehaaw!

Second, I went to the local boxing gym this week to check it out. For a while now I have been wanting to go because I feel like I need to work on my punching. I don't hit very hard and my fist is wrong. But I have been feeling a little shy about it and busy, too. And I can say now that it's too bad I waited so long. The guy who runs it rocks.

There are 3 other gals I have seen training there. 2 just started and the other one looks really hard core. I can tell that there are also some kickboxers and muay thai fighters training there, too. The people were really friendly and it's one heck of a workout. I went 3 rounds punching mitts and nearly died. My forearms were so spent. But it was so fabulous. I felt like a million dollars when I walked out of there last night. (then I went to kung fu. I am officially insane).

As for knitting, I am still working on my clapotis. I just have 4 more rows of the last straight repeat and then I am moving on to the decreasing section. I also restarted the Pomatomus sock for the third time. This is supposed to be the charmed one, right? I just don't like magic loop. Give my my DPN's!

The other knitting thing I have been doing lately is putting together a lace scarf pattern. I've been swatching and swatching. I still don't have it right.

Knitting special olympics I've also just joined up with the Knitting Special Olympics (which I apparently forgot to bookmark. Doh!). I will be working on Eris again. The whole Yarn-Harlot-knitting-Olympics-thing really turns me off. I don't enjoy knitting under a deadline. All in all it's not my cup of tea, but I've got nothing against those who are super enthusiastic about it. More power to them! This is just more in line with my knitting personality.

And Congrats to Beth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mothlady said...

As a person who has had her own personal Knitting Olympics since the late 80's, I find it amusing that quite a few of the participants are so gung ho about the whole thing =) I love the Olympics and I love knitting, so I always want a very special project for that. If I finish it during the Olympics, I'm pleased. If not, that's okay too. The main thing is to have fun.

Momo said...

Your definitely right, Mothlady. I thought it was really cool that this was your tradition anyway. Your Eris was lovely. I just know that I would feel pressure. So this is good for me. I hope I didn't give offense.

Mothlady said...

Hehe, now that I've read more about the Special Knitting Olympics it seems I should join that instead ;)

Mica said...

Hey Miriam, Thanks for the comment:)
I wish I had the time to join the Knitting Olympics. But I know I couldn't keep up w/ the deadlines either.But I gotta say I like double loop method, even though I'm a DPN-er.
Sooo, thnx & talk with you later,