Mar 092012

Okay since last time… I think I separated the sleeves on Effortless. Buttons are still not on Dark & Stormy as it needs to be re-blocked. Zipper is still not ordered for Oranje – I need to re-block, measure, and order the damn zipper; then install said zipper. We ended up not dyeing any fiber last weekend (maybe this weekend?).

Things that have happened:

  1. Subbed my first class at the gym on the 27th of February. I forgot to mention this last time.
  2. Spun a little bit of American Silk Sheep – a breed our friend Val has brought into existence. It’s lovely.
  3. I’ve really started to ramp up my job hunt. My current employer is the process of a merger (waiting on approval from the fed) so I’ve begun looking around at what is available – being proactive instead of reactive, yknow?
  4. Went dancing until 3 am last Sunday morning. Whew.
  5. I signed up for another Les Mills certification – this time is BodyStep.

BODYSTEP™ is the energizing step workout that makes you feel liberated and alive. Using a height-adjustable step and simple movements on, over and around the step you get huge motivation from sing-a-long music and approachable instructors. Cardio blocks push fat burning systems into high gear followed by muscle conditioning tracks that shape and tone your body. Like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new BODYSTEP™ class is released every three months with new music and choreography.


Not much else is going on. I think I’ll do a WIP round up this weekend and hopefully get those sweaters re-blocked. I want an FO photo shoot for those ASAP.

Oct 262010

Whew. I know it’s the end of October but here’s a glimpse into the blur that was September/October for me:

Sharon and I completed our initial instructor training class for the Les Mills Body Jam program. We drove to Kittanning, PA and spent the weekend learning everything about the ways of being an Les Mills instructor. Our instructor, Åsa, was wonderful, and you can see her blog entry about us (“the chicas from New jersey”) here. It was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun!

The next weekend was our Jessica‘s wedding weekend! Here is are the newlyweds during the binding of the hands portion of the ceremony:


It was a lovely day and a lovely ceremony and a lovely reception with pumpkin wedding cake! Thanks for letting us spend your wedding day with you!

The next weekend Sharon and I went back home to Pottstown, PA to run a booth at the 4th annual Schuylkill River Arts Festival.  We were vending some of our hand dyed sock yarn and spinning fiber, and also had along, a few of those box bags from our JessaLu!

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We took Sharon’s CPW, my ladybug and had Cheeky there spinning on a drop spindle. We had beautiful weather, lots of foot traffic, and it went okay sales wise. I think we’re looking forward to seeing if we can vend at the NJ show, Garden State Sheep Breeders. But if you see something in any of those pics, it’s at Stitches ‘n Rows.

Another visitor from the Schuylkill River Fest:

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And that brings us to Rhinebeck weekend which I’ll leave for a separate post – I need to take photos of my haul!