After a crazy weekend, I was excited for Spring Break for my college to start and my days to free up to get a lot of extra work done. Then, early in the week, this came in the mail:
Considering that the pattern calls for 6 skeins in different colors, I may have gone a tad crazy.
Luckily, gorgeous fingering weight is useful at all times, and I was able to decide on the six colors I'm using for my Ivy League Vest!
After lots of rooting around on Ravelry, I decided on a mix of coffee colors and some purple. I've been in a purple kick lately, and who wouldn't want to have all the various colors of delicious lattes mixed in?
Plus, when I inevitably spill coffee on myself, it'll blend in a little more.
I was so excited, I cast on right away. The ribbing is a little fickle with the purl in the contrasting color and changing color every few rows (weaving in the ends on this thing is going to be a nightmare), but it looks really nice so far.
I'm hoping to finish the fickle ribbing before the week is out, since I know I'll be able to cruise a little more once I get into the fair isle.
One of my other spring break projects is prepping my bike for commuting to the studio!
I even got a fancy pannier to hang on the rack, since I don't like wearing a backpack when I'm biking uphill and getting gross. This will help carry both groceries and dance supplies!
Now that winter is over (and I'm 2 months away from visiting my family in Florida), I need to get back in shape. While I'm in okay climbing shape, I definitely have a little layer of winter chubbs that I need to get rid of. I'm hoping that commuting 3-4 days a week to the dance studio will help with that.
Oh, and also eating a little better. Apparently downing an entire bag of white cheddar popcorn in one sitting isn't the best idea ever (even more so if one can do it 3 nights a week- I mean, what?). More veggies for this lady. :)
Hopefully by the end of this week I'll be displaying some pretty (finished!) ribbing! Happy Spring Break, everyone! :)