I’ve knitted Demeter up to the start of all the shaping for the armholes and neckline but I’m a bit stuck as I need to adjust the pattern this time. Mimknits designed the Demeter pattern to have a racy low back but I’ve decided not to have that this time as it always shows my bra strap, and whilst Carrie from Sex And The City can get away with it, I don’t feel comfortable showing my bra off at work. So I have to figure out how to do the front neckshaping at the same level as the back shaping and until my brain is ready to do that I’m paused with the knitting. I have tried the tube on and it fits so I don’t really want to mess the top part up.
So in the meantime I’ve been reading alot and have done a little bit of knitting on the blue lacy tofutsies. I’m reading The Lollipop Shoes by Joanne Harris which is a continuation of the story in Chocolat so it’s full of wonderful descriptions of chocolates AND fab shoes as the new character Zozie has lots of pairs. What more could a girl want? Shoes AND Chocolate, perfect!
Also since I last posted I’ve been cycling to get fit. On Sunday I went out for 1.5hrs and absolutely killed myself cycling up and down the hills in the Woodford Valley near Salisbury, that evening I realised I had hurt my knees due to my saddle being too low so I felt like an old lady all day Monday. I adjusted the saddle height and set up the bike computer I was given for my birthday and went out again on Monday evening. I was determined to get back on the “horse” so that the sore knee thing didn’t put me off completely. I only did a few miles but it proved that my saddle was now in the correct position and that my computer was working. Yay! I cycled 5 miles on Wednesday, a couple of miles more than Monday. And tomorrow I’m going to repeat the woodford valley route to see how far it is and in an attempt to cycle it a little faster than last week.