Monday, August 29, 2005

M.A.K.A.

Along with many of my fellow knit bloggers, I am celebrating a birthday this month. My DH and I are not big on surprises, actually, I usually pick out my birthday gift. So what will it be? A ball winder? A swift? No dear friends...this is it...


I know, you are saying what does this have to do with knitting? Well, ALOT...A HUGE AMOUNT...GINORMOUS!
This is my new fight. You see, I've developed this little BIG problem since diving into this knitting obsession. My knitters Arse. Really, something must be done.
I fell off the Weight Watchers wagon (my first meeting back is this Wednesday for parents and tots) and started sitting on my arse knitting. Not a good combination. So a new feature of this here knit blog will be
Miles Against Knitters Arse. (M.A.K.A.)

Join me in the fight (if you don't do it already)...run, walk, elliptical train...form a ring, make a button...I am on it.
Watch for progress reports on my sidebar!
On the knitting front...I've started a new project for the golf tournament basket...this lovely cabled hat.
I really like this simple Primo wool. I knits up beautifully. It has actually made me reconsider the ribby cardi being knit out of peruvian collection highland wool. The peruvian wool is ok, fine for scarves, but I don't think it will become ribby cardi. No, I want something a little nicer...with more of a stitch definition. Will it be Primo? Or maybe some Jo Sharp wool...I've seen it on sale somewhere on the net...

13 comments:

Wool Winder said...

It's more fun to knit than exercise (clean house, cook supper, wash clothes, etc.), but you can do it if you set your mind to it. Good luck and happy birthday!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday! I think fitness must be in the air. I recently joined Fit to Knit - a blog dedicated to those knitters amongst us who have decided running is the way to get fit. Good luck w/ the eliptical - those things scare me - I am not coordinated enough to ride one.

Laura said...

Happy Birthday Carolyn! Wowza, what a present! I have a treadmill that is currently gathering dust in my basement because I have been afraid to use it with small children around. But I think I may dust it off and join you in the fight against Knitter's (and Blogger's!) Arse.

Hey, could we knit WHILE we are exercising? Maybe I need a recumbent bike!

adele said...

Hey, I'm not getting any of you feeds through Bloglines. I'm missed of these wonderful posts!

MAKA! Funny. Good luck.

adele said...

Hey, I'm not getting any of you feeds through Bloglines. I'm missed of these wonderful posts!

Everything si looking wonderful.

HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY!

MAKA! Funny. Good luck.

Donna said...

Happy B-day...I love the elliptical! It can be a great workout...with a magazine and T.V. it will go quick. The hat looks very cute.

grumperina said...

Happy birthday, Carolyn! Enjoy your new gift, I hope it doesn't interefere with knitting too much ;). Can you do both at the same time?

nona said...

Happy Birthday! I'm definately up for joining the M.A.K.A fight -- let's just be sure to leave enough arse so we can sit comfortably and knit for long stretches of time :)

goodkarma said...

Happy Birthday! Yay! That is such a cool gift. I'd love to receive one myself. Enjoy!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday!

Miles Against Knitters Arse, I love it! You are hilarious. Hey, this is why I marathon-train in the summer, so I can prevent knitters arse in the winter!

Lauren said...

knitters (and bloggers) arse... i have often thought of some sort of exercise I can do while knitting. I would probably drop some stitches though :) good luck with the MAKA (I am trying to get motivated myself to tackle something like this!)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROLYN! ;)

Purly Whites said...

Good luck with the exercise! M.A.K.A is hysterical!!

And, happy birthday!

janice-morris said...

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happy birthday dear blogger! I hope you enjoy it as well you can... I do not know if that's a BIG problem, but I've seen better combinations.