Happy Friday with more Rain

It has been a rainy week in the northeast area, and today is no different.  Weather reports have suggests that today is just one rainy day, but expect a warmer and sunnier weekend until Monday where there is a report of possible thunderstorms.  Today is the kind of day where you do not venture outdoors because you want to sit on your couch with a cup of hot chocolate.

I went to the doctor on Monday for a regular check since I have not been to the doctor in a couple of years.  My doctor me that my blood pressure was borderline and suggested not to add additional salt to food, exercise and losing 15 to 20 pounds should lower my pressure.  I have also have to cut back on drinking coffee as the caffeinedoes raise your blood pressure.  So I am on the hunt for good naturally decaffeinated coffee.  I rather make these changes than the doctor prescribing  medication.  A specialist gave me three different types of medication for asthma when I only needed a pump just in case if should have an attack.

I was listening to the destiknit podcast earlier today and she discussed different styles of knitting from other parts of the world from Portugal, Ireland, Lithuania, etc. and found it interesting how people from other parts of the world cast-on, hold their yarn while knitting, and different knitting technique that I knew nothing about.  The podcast also reminded me that I have to purchase a couple of Elizabeth Zimmermann books such as Knitting Without Tears and Barbara Walker.  I have been knitting for a few years and I do not own knitting books by these two authors who are influential in the knitting world.  However, I want to get to the point in my knitting where I can design my own knitting projects.  I also want to create my own crochet designs as well and not depend on following someone’s pattern as I always want to make a change or two in certain patterns I like to make.

Well those are my thoughts for the day.  Enjoy your day


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