Lately I have been up to a lot of different things!
First up I have been knitting non-sweaters - shawls (one down and it is GORGEOUS, just need to take a picture; another almost done) and I am even interested in making SMALL PROJECTS. What?? Who is this person? Life's too short not to change your mind about stuff.
Another new thing is Pilates. I have been doing it faithfully two to four times a week and even signed up for the unlimited membership. The Reformer is my friend. My abs and arms both have a lot more definition than they ever did. I always knew Pilates was good for the midsection, but the triceps are another happy beneficiary. YAY. I weigh the same thing (thanks to the wine, cashews, and avocado) but feel really great.
Golf. I signed up for one lesson with my pro, who I hadn't worked with in four or five years, and she turned me on to her new PDL - player development league - which I am doing on Sunday mornings with a great group of women. Now I have some other people to play with, and am consistently doing nine holes every week. We walk and pull our bags, so it actually is a pretty decent workout especially in the heat wave we've been having. AND I have been improving.
Evidence (of a sort) is below:
And now for the new TNT and the prompt for this post. I finally made myself a Vogue 1027 dress. The famous dress that was a top pattern of 2008, and I foolishly refused to sew. What a mistake that was - I am in LOVE with this pattern. First off, I sewed two of them yesterday afternoon in five hours. Second, after just one adjustment to the shoulder pattern, I was able to get a result that fits very well in the bodice without a cami - practically unheard of for v-neck wrap dresses, at least for me. Here it is.
First the pattern pic, in case you might have forgotten about this one:
I also discovered VersaSpa spray tanning - I like this way better than the Mystic (although that one has its time and place as well.) I like that this one is a more rosy color of tan. No need to sit in the sun when you can do this in five minutes flat. I like that this brand of spray tan booth dries you off after tanning so no streaks result.
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Next up, some finished shawls, and did I mention that I *LOVE* the new (fall - sorry Debby) issue of Interweave Knits? I even *ordered yarn* for a project.