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I’m very happy to have my May synesthesia socks behind me so I could start my June socks. Last weekend I searched through my stash and realized that I didn’t have the right yarn for June. So off to the LYS I went in search of a brown sock yarn that a) contained nylon and b) was not madelinetosh. Tough, that. I guess brown is not a very popular sock yarn color. But in the end I came home with some exquisite Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colorway Chocolate Night. The staff at Natural Stitches and I decided that this color is definitely more brown than burgundy, so it was all systems go for my June socks! And here they are so far:

I’m calling this design Freshet. The diagonal swirl across the ribbing reminds me of a raging stream that jumped its banks.

fresh·et (noun):
1. A sudden overflow of a stream resulting from a spring thaw or heavy rain.
2. A stream of fresh water which empties into a body of salt water.

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This afternoon I took a break from knitting to do some Zumba! on my porch. I realized that I didn’t have any songs by my favorite duo Wisin y Yandel in my Zumba! playlist, so I added some new material. I’m pretty happy with this new and improved lineup but whew I’m exhausted!

1. Follow the leader – Wisin y Yandel (feat. Jennifer Lopez) (warm up)
2. Zumba he Zumba ha – DJ Mam’s (feat. Soldat Jahman, Luis Guisao)
3. Las mujeres – Grupo Gale
4. Danza kuduro – Don Omar
5. I need to know – Marc Anthony
6. Pegate – Grupo Treo
7. Yo no se mañana (salsa version) – Luis Enrique
8. Lovumba – Daddy Yankee
9. Beautiful liar – Beyoncé (feat. Shakira)
10. Shake it up – Mara (feat. Barbero)
11. Latinos – Proyecto Uno
12. El amor – Tito “El Bambino” (cool down)

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More of the same… knitting on my Bunny Manders socks. Since this photo was taken yesterday, I’ve knit both heels and now I’m decreasing on the gussets. Yes, an exciting afternoon indeed.

To add to all the sock knitting excitement, I’ve just baked some Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. This is a genius recipe. It’s really easy and delicious. Handy tip: make sure to put a pan under your bread pan because the cinnamon-sugar filling bubbles over the sides. Mmmmm…

Later I may mosey downstairs to the front porch to do some Zumba! But I’m feeling very lazy today so we shall see if that actually happens. Especially with a full loaf of cinnamon sugar bread calling!

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When we last met I had just started on my light green April socks which I named Bunny Manders. They contained a lovely leafy stitch pattern and would have been beautiful socks. However, the stitch pattern was so incredibly frustrating to knit, plus the socks were so tight that I couldn’t fit them over my heel. So I said tschüss to my leafy socks and I ripped them out. Now I’m knitting Cadence Socks by verybusymonkey (though I’m still calling my project Bunny Manders). Many of verybusymonkey’s designs are right up my alley, and these are especially cute. This pattern was originally a mystery sock and I’ve just finished clue #1 today. So far so good!

And then I did some Zumba! on my front porch. My twice-weekly class is great but it just isn’t enough. So I put together a playlist, danced up a storm, and now I’m all Zumba’d! out. All the songs/routines are from last semester’s class except for the Daddy Yankee song. I choreographed dance moves to that one and it’s a killer routine if I do say so myself. ;)

1. I need to know – Marc Anthony (warm up)
2. Zumba he Zumba ha – DJ Mam’s (feat. Soldat Jahman, Luis Guisao)
3. Yo no se mañana (salsa version) – Luis Enrique
4. Danza kuduro – Don Omar
5. Beautiful liar – Beyoncé (feat. Shakira)
6. La despedida – Daddy Yankee
7. Pegate – Grupo Treo
8. Latinos – Proyecto Uno
9. El amor – Tito “El Bambino” (cool down)

For those of you in the Pittsburgh area who are looking for a fitness class to join, I got your class right here:

Zumba!
4:30pm-5:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday
Northway Christian Community Church on McKee Place in Oakland (between Forbes and 5th Ave).
Only $5 per class. Drop in, no registration or experience necessary. Fun will be had by all!

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