I just checked to see when I posted last and it was in March! Oh well, they say time flies when you're having fun! Although they also say once you're over the hill you pick up speed. 👀
It seems like just last week it was Easter, and now here it is the middle of June. What have you been doing? I don't know about you but it doesn't seem like I've done much, until I start writing it down.
I joined the YMCA with Silver Sneakers and I'm going there three times a week. I found two classes that I really like and that aren't killing me (eye roll here if you like!). I'm doing senior yoga twice a week. There is no getting down on a mat, as many of us would need a crane to get back up. My knees will not tolerate much abuse anymore. But doing the exercises from a standing or sitting position gives me just enough stretching and balance to challenge the muscles without pain.
The second class is called Silver Sneakers Circuit. Why it's a circuit I'm not sure, but we work all the major muscle groups while moving to upbeat music. Our leader is great at keeping us moving without hurting anything. She always says 'do what you can do'. Great advice at any age! I already feel better and both classes are benefitting my left knee which had a meniscus repair three years ago, and my right that need something since it's nearly out of cartilage!
The Y that I am frequenting is newer, large and very clean. There's a day care for parents who are working out, and multiple rooms and pools. I'm not yet brave enough to put on a bathing suit, so just floor exercises for me. It'll be interesting to see whether my A1C goes down... fingers crossed!
The knitting is going well. I am signed up to teach a class next week on a very cute baby sweater.
I also made some knitted bangle bracelets. That's a free pattern on Ravelry. They take about 4-5 grams of yarn and are made on small double pointed needles, kind of like a sock. They're worked in stockinette stitch so they naturally roll up into a tube, and you can make them in about 18 1/2 minutes!
I found the pattern for this cute sailor sweater in an old knitting book from the early 1990s. I made it for a friend who's gifting it to a little girl who's just turned two. It was very fun to knit and I learned the technique for making that rolled sailor collar on a v-necked sweater. Also the color work was fun. Those are small anchors along the bottom.