We all know the age old story, the complaint and lament of "not enough time". We are bombarded with ideas of how to spend our time. Life is full of choices and it can be difficult to make a decision about what to do next.
Lately, I've decided to make a change and dedicate some of my (precious) time to exercise. I've tried to be active most of my life, but the last few years I've slacked off. My daily walk isn't paying off in ways I'd like and back issues have kept me from other forms of strengthening. The aging process isn't kind and I'm loosing "it" so I need to use it. The all of it.
My mother would often say "A change is as good as a rest". It's very true. Within weeks of starting pilates my back pain has started to abate and I've been able to be more physically active.
I can feel my muscles working, "firing" as my instructor Betsy calls it, and feel them growing stronger. It's an awesome feeling. I've made time for 2 classes a week and I'm loving it. This means less time for knitting and reading, but the pay off has been worth it.
Even though knitting is less frequent, there has been some knitting and I have two finished projects to show off (pictures to take, posts to write). I promise to do soon. In the meantime, I'll tell you about the new project on my needles. This is still a knitting blog (over all).
The reason I decided to knit Joji Locatelli's Imagine When was its interesting construction. A triangle is created by increasing along one edge and the connecting subsequent triangles are created with short rows. The shape is asymmetrical, with added design details of eyelet rows and picot edging. Knitting is easy enough to be relaxing, but interesting enough to keep my attention and I'm loving it.