|what i am reading|
I downloaded a photo of the book I am reading. I still have no photo of the Tomten jacket I am working on.
The jacket is coming along well, but I am at a tricky spot. Maybe some can help me... when do you start the arm holes? there really are no directions. Just the amount you cast off/put on a stitch holder. Do you start them so they are right under the arm pit? or a few inches below the arm pit? I have been knitting and knitting, but I want to make the jacket a bit big so Fiona can wear it for a couple years (maybe) so if it is right to the armpit that I knit then I have a good 5 more inches, but if it isn't then I maybe I have 3 inches more.
I have some fun holiday knitting ahead of me. I am planning on making Logan a pair of fingerless gloves (with actual finger holes, not the mitt type like last year) with this awesome fun/funky self striping sock yarn. I think they will look really great. I am also planning on knitting Cae a sweater vest from "More Last Minute Knitted Gifts" it is in the 6-8 hour jobs, but I am sure it will take me at least 10 or maybe 12 hours. I am going to use some of the yarn I bought for Fiona's Tomten Jacket, I sort of went wild buying it and I have waaaay too much yarn. Plus he also has lovely blues eyes and that blue will just look amazing on him.
I am reading "It Start's with Food" it is the companion book for the Whole30 diet which Mike and I are on right now. I have to say the book seems right on target, it is easy to read, funny at times and pretty honest about our S.A.D. diet (ok, so I said diet twice, lol). We have been on the Whole30 for a week now and I feel so good. I am not hungry all the time and I am eating alot of fresh fruit and vegetable. I realized last week (when we started) that I mindlessly eat junk all day, even if I say it is made with organic stuff and homemade. Like last week I made the kids coffee cake for breakfast and on day three I threw out the stale leftovers. There was 1/3 of the cake left after 3 days. Usually it would be gone in one afternoon... me eating 75% of it. Pretty shocking for me to see/realize.