Monday, January 25, 2010

Cakes and Socks and Skipping

Many apologies for that long absence. I was busy. Yeah, yeah, yeah, aren't we all. Last week I had 2 cakes to decorate...

...some scones to bake (these were just straight out of the oven - anyone fancy one, hot, with butter, jam or cream?)

...and most importantly, a sock to finish!

Now this photo just does not do it justice. It is a very lovely sock and needs to be photographed outside in the sunshine. But it's been raining for so long now - well, it just seems that way - that I feel the sun has decided to clear off until April.

I love the heel on this sock, it is my favourite part of the whole thing.


One day, I might even make a partner for it! In the meantime, I have found another single sock and its half done twin, so have picked that up again. But I have now discovered a flaw with the Startitis Sock Club. When you knit one sock and make adjustments and alterations and don't change needle size when you're supposed to, and don't write down the afore-mentioned changes, then the second sock is never going to be a true partner. More a distant cousin rather than an identical twin! Still, never mind eh, life would be dull if everything was the same!

Last week I bought myself a skipping rope. Not just any old skipping rope I hasten to add. No, this one has a digital read-out to tell you how many calories you've burned off whilst skipping. I thought this sounded like a very good idea. Skip, burn up 50 or so calories, eat chocolate digestive. Perfect!

So out I went to skip. I skipped and skipped and skipped. I even broke out in a sweat, got red in the face and was very puffed out. But I felt all would be fine, I had done so well that maybe I had used up enough calories to have 2 biscuits.

But you know what it said? In great big numbers?
1.2
Er, excuse me? Is this wretched thing not working right or do you really have to nearly kill yourself to enjoy a guilt free biscuit? I'm sure I can burn calories faster by knitting, much nicer way to do it as well.

Stupid sodding skipping rope. The charity shop beckons.

16 comments:

wonderwoman said...

yep. i'd love a scone - with cream and jam please!!! loving your sock, it looks amazing. As for the skipping, definitely not worth all that effort!!!


xxxx

dottycookie said...

Oh blimey, I'd just go for a walk. Skipping is far too much like hard work.

Love that sock - and the heel! Adorable!

Ali said...

It's the technology - I'm sure my pedometer is wrong too!

That fishy sock is amazing. Almost worth learning to knit in two colours for...

marit said...

Wow- that sock definitely needs a partner!

I think I gain several pounds just looking at your cakes...

sussexyorkie said...

Lovely sock. Skipping, isn't that something we used to do with washing lines?

trash said...

dear beloved and beautiful fishy sock,
on the offchance you are in a LARGE size I would like to offer you a home up here on top of the hill. I am more than happy to have you all by yourself, I wouldn't even need the other one.

Sincerely, Trash.

Sarah Knits said...

Skipping is definatly not worth the effort! Perhaps missing out on something else would leave room for a biccie (if not then I recomend that you do NOT open the packet), says she who has some digestives in the cupboard and dare not open them!

Yum yum to the scones though!

Sarah Knits said...

Oh and I should have said that the sock is fabulous, love those fishies - don't leave him lonely please make the other one!

Gina said...

Brilliant sock! I've just started the second sock of an abandoned pair and it's coming out quite different from the first one... ooops! The calorie counter is obviously faultly on your skipping rope so you have my permission for another choccie biscuit.

Moogsmum said...

Ha ha ha ha - you might be able to treat yourself to half a stick of celery washed down with a nice glass of water at that rate!!

Knitting definitely burns up more calories than skipping.

I love your sock and I just knew you'd beat me. The heel is very lovely. If I could be bothered I'd do mine like that too!

xxx

Rhiannon said...

I love the fishes on the heel of that sock - it makes me smile that they're having a quick kiss

As for that skipping rope - ludicrous! Just eat the biscuits anyway

(ooh and yes please to a scone :D )
x

Cybèle said...

grin

Kathryn said...

Blimey, I lost more calories on Wii Fit leaning backwards and forwards, pretending I was in a bubble. Try Wii Fit, much easier to earn the right to eat a chocolate biscuit (or two).

Kxx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Sorry Michaela - I can't think of what comment to leave because I'm laughing too hard about the skipping rope!

Locket xxx

silverpebble said...

I cannot BELIEVE the story of the skipping rope. What an abject nightmare. Bl**dy technology. Burn it and have a scone xx

BTW, beautiful fishy wishies

Mama said...

OOoooo! Those socks! They are great! And you should be finished just in time for my birthday - how kind of you :)