Working Out Week 50 of 2014

This week was another hectic holiday week and it went by so fast!  I even thought that Thursday was Wednesday – my kids had to correct me.

This past week I went back to a full six day a week workout schedule.  I wasn’t liking the four day a week schedule as I mentioned last week.  I actually intended to only workout five days this past week but I got my new Cathe Friedrich Ripped With Hiit in the mail on Tuesday and had to do one of those to try out the new dvd’s so I threw an extra workout in.

Cathe Ripped With Hiit

  • Sunday – off
  • Monday – Shiva Rea AM Energy yoga – 25 min.
  • Tuesday – Exhale Core Fusion – Pilates Plus – 20 min.
  • Wednesday – off  Cathe Ripped With Hiit, Low Impact Hiit WO 1 – 28 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea Daily Energy yoga – 20 min.
  • Friday – Exhale Core Fusion – Pilates Plus – 20 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea More Daily Energy yoga – 25 min.

So, this past week was actually going to be my yoga-pilates week but I did squeeze in one cardio, low impact, workout in the middle.  I think the yoga and pilates are perfect for keeping me calm and more grounded during this busy holiday time.  Also, doing just the 20 to 25 minutes a day is very manageable for a busy schedule – as we all seem to be from Thanksgiving to New Years day.

ECF Pilates Plus

The above photos are me and my exercise cat doing the Exhale Core Fusion Pilates Plus – love these workout dvd’s.  They really tone your body and target specific areas.  The above photos are of some of the Upper Body Core segment that is 10 minutes long.  I then also added in the Flat Back-Round Back Core segment to make it 20 minutes total.

Shiva Rea Daily Energy

The yoga dvd’s I chose this week were all Shiva Rea, but different ones.  The above photos are from the Daily Energy dvd – I forgot to write down which sequence it was but it had a lot of backbends and side waist bends.  No cat around on this day – he was being lazy.

Weekly Fitness Tip:      Make a point to find at least 20 minutes a day five days a week to exercise

- doing some type of physical activity is better than none at all – even if it is only 15 to 20 minutes – (like a walk or some yoga)

- exercising will give your day a positive start if done first thing in the morning

- regular exercise helps you deal with stress better

- exercise is not a destination – it is a journey that needs to be part of a healthy lifestyle in order to see the benefits

I hope everyone is having a good month so far.  I know it is challenging to keep up with exercise as well as eat healthy but with some effort it is possible – I know if I make a plan with my eating and workouts I am more likely to stick to it.

Have a good week!

– Kimberlee

 

 

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Working Out Week 49 of 2014

Well, another week has flown by.  After being out of town last week I felt like half of this week was spent doing laundry, grocery shopping and cooking for our family.   My workouts this week were:

  • Sunday – off
  • Monday – Cathe X-10, Hi Lo & Fat Burning premix – 42 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Lean Legs and Abs timesaver 1 – 37 min.
  • Thursday – off
  • Friday – Cathe – Party Rocking Step disc 1, timesaver 2 –  31 min.
  • Saturday – Cathe X-10, Low Impact – 25 min.

I am still getting used to this 4 day a week schedule.  I am so used to working out at least 5 or 6 days per week that on Tuesday and Thursday mornings I feel like something is off or missing since I am not working out.  I have been doing a little light stretching or yoga on those mornings but not a full workout.  I thought that cutting back on workouts would help me get more done during this holiday time but so far it is not helping – so I may go back to 5 or 6 days a week.  I think I have made exercise such a part of my daily routine that it is hard for me to stop – I guess there are worse things to be addicted to.

Cat and weights

The above photo is of the cat on Monday morning – waiting for me to workout by my weights.  I guess he really missed me last week since I wasn’t at home to workout with him all week.   I can almost always count on him to keep me company for at least half of my workouts.

Cathe X10 workoutThe above photos are of the X-10 workout on Monday morning.  This is a great cardio and weight dvd.  There are lots of premixes on this dvd and you can do shorter or longer versions of the various workouts.  This is one of my favorite Cathe dvd’s.

Cathe Lean Legs Abs Workout

Lean Legs and Abs is another great workout.  As you can see it is also cat approved – he was on me like glue that whole morning.   The ab work on this dvd is a combination of traditional ab exercises mixed in with some using an 8 pound dumbbell.

I tried a new recipe this past week for dinner one night.  I got looking through my pinterest boards and decided to make this Firecracker Chicken.  The recipe is from another blog called Kitchen Meets Girl and if you click on the highlighted recipe title it will take you to it.  I reduced the brown sugar to half a cup instead of one cup and it was just fine.  I just thought that was too much sugar for my taste and my diet.  My whole family loved the recipe – I will be making it again and it was really very easy – another bonus.

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Take Time for Yourself and Time to De-Stress During the Holidays

- Take time to do a few things for yourself each week – even if it is just something little like taking a relaxing bath

- Take a break from social media – sometimes looking at what everyone is doing or has done makes you feel overwhelmed and like you are not keeping up – if that is the case avoid going on those social sites that drag you down.  It will be there the next day or week for you to look at when you want to

- Remember to get enough rest

- Drink lots of water – staying hydrated helps you avoid fatigue and headaches

I hope everyone had a great week.  Today I am going to help my husband get our outdoor Christmas decor up, thankfully it is a nice day for it.

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 48 of 2014

This post is a couple of days later than usual.  The reason being I was on the road all day Saturday – my normal post day – driving from Georgia back to Texas.   Normally we stay home for the Thanksgiving holiday but decided to go visit family this year.

I still managed to get in some yoga workouts during my week in Georgia.  I took some Shiva Rea dvd’s with me and some yoga sequences from Yoga Journal magazine that I have saved.  One problem I ran into though was we got halfway there and I remembered I that I didn’t pack my yoga mat – so a trip to Walmart once we got close to our destination and got a new yoga mat.  I kind of needed one anyhow as the one I have is a couple of years old and the other mat I use for workouts with shoes is VERY old.

Workouts the week of Thanksgiving were:

  • Monday – yoga in evening – 10 min
  • Tuesday – Shiva Rea AM Energy Vira Flow – 23 min.
  • Wednesday – Shiva Rea Daily Energy Chakra Namaskar + Core – 29 min.
  • Thursday – Yoga Shine On sequence from Yoga Journal magazine – 15 min.
  • Friday – Yoga Light Up sequence from Yoga Journal magazine – 15 min.
  • Saturday – off – travel day

Since I was not at home and did not have my tripod I didn’t take any workout photos.

It was very enjoyable to do yoga the entire week and I might alternate doing that every other week for the month of December.  I notice the yoga really helps calm you and deal with stress better – of course I know this since I have done yoga for over ten years but actually practicing it for an entire week where you were traveling and dealing with different surroundings and family members I could tell it helped me mentally.

One thing I did take photos of was our trip to Senoia, Georgia to see the little town where they film the TV series The Walking Dead.  The town is a really cute little country town that has this small downtown area where there is a Walking Dead store that sells Walking Dead merchandise.    In the basement of the store there are actual set props from various scenes of the show.  So, I will be sharing those photos below of our visit to the town with my family.

signs hanging throughout the town streets

signs hanging throughout the town streets

 

Brick Sidewalk

Brick Sidewalk

Walking Dead Storefront

Walking Dead Storefront

Daryl's motorcycle in the Walking Dead store in Senoia, GA

Daryl’s motorcycle in the Walking Dead store in Senoia, GA

Me and my husband in front of Daryl's motorcycle at the Walking Dead store

Me and my husband in front of Daryl’s motorcycle at the Walking Dead store

Me in front of Daryl's motorcycle at the Walking Dead store in Senoia, GA

Me in front of Daryl’s motorcycle at the Walking Dead store in Senoia, GA

2 of my 3 sons in front of the Zombie head tank and Penny's cage

2 of my 3 sons in front of the Zombie head tank and Penny’s cage

My oldest son in one of the two prison cells at the Walking Dead store

My oldest son in one of the two prison cells at the Walking Dead store

Senoia Coffee & Cafe on the corner in Senoia, GA - really great Zombie Dark Blend coffee

Senoia Coffee & Cafe on the corner in Senoia, GA – really great Zombie Dark Blend coffee

Yarn bombed bike in front of a bike shop in Senoia, GA

Yarn bombed bike in front of a bike shop in Senoia, GA

Weekly Fitness Tip:      Pack healthy snacks and foods when traveling for the holidays

- If going on a long road trip pack at least one meal – like lunch – so you know it is healthy.  For example a salad in a portable salad container.  I did this for our long drive to Georgia from Texas and used one of the reusable Take Out containers I bought at Aldi over a month ago.  It even has a salad dressing holder and the containers did not leak.

Containers from Aldi - perfect for traveling and packing a salad

Containers from Aldi – perfect for traveling and packing a salad

- Pack healthy snacks like trail mix or nuts and dried fruit

- Bring some fruit like apples or bananas or even cut up pineapple (I have done that before and did it this time as well)

- When stopping to eat choose a grilled sandwich with NO fries or a grilled chicken salad

- Have lots of water packed in a cooler and avoid soft drinks or sugary drinks.  Store water in the trunk or under a seat that will not fit in the cooler and add it when the cooler gets low.

With some planning and using some self control you can travel and still stick to a somewhat healthy diet.

I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos of the Walking Dead store that we visited.  If you are ever in that area of Georgia I would say it is worth stopping by the little town – especially if you are a Walking Dead fan.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving last week and is having a great start to the first week of December.

– Kimberlee

 

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Working Out Week 47 of 2014

This past week I decided to cut back to four workout days per week instead of five like I have been doing.  This time of year is so busy with the holidays I decided that I need try out a different schedule and see if I can accomplish some extra things on non workout days.

Also, this past week my computer died – the mother board and processor totally quit and I had to get a new laptop and I am still learning it and reloading my programs on it.  What a week it has been!   I was upset for a couple of days about my computer dying but thankfully my husband is a computer expert and helped me get a new one and get all my data off of the old one – at least it wasn’t totally lost or I would have been even more upset.

Workouts this past week:

  •  Monday- Cathe – Low Impact Circuit Total Body Sculpt premix – 47 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe – To the Max – Less Impact premix – 39 min.
  • Thursday – off
  • Friday – Cathe – Cross Fire – Circuit Blast premix- 36 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul – 25 min.

Cathe Low Impact Circuit workout

The Low Impact Circuit workout is a combination of cardio and weights but I did the premix that was just the weights and total body workout.  There are lots of great exercises to really challenge your muscles on this dvd.  As you can see the cat was around – see his ears and little head in the bottom of the one photo?

Cathe Cross Fire

The Cathe Cross Fire workout I did on Friday was a fun circuit workout that has cardio and weights.  Lots of sweat after this 36 minute session.  As you can see the cat sat in the same spot for most of the workout watching me.

The yoga workout I did today, Saturday, was the Shiva Rea Surf Yoga Soul dvd – the first dvd I ever bought of hers years ago.  I did three segments of this workout – the Mandala Namaskar, Flexibility Flow and Shavasana.  I love doing yoga on Saturday mornings- I think I have mentioned that before.  It is a great way to begin the weekend.

Weekly Fitness Tip – Use portion control when eating holiday meals

- Use a smaller plate so you are less likely to overeat

- Remember to eat more vegetables and fruits – especially green vegetables and go easy on the potatoes, stuffing and breads

- Eat foods without gravy or heavy sauces or have a very small portion of them

- If cooking the meal yourself try using lower fat options in some recipes to cut back on the fat and calories – for example use 1 or 2 percent milk instead of whole milk

- Do not go back for second helpings

- Don’t skip dessert but make sure it is only 1 piece of pie and not 2 or 3 – also, skip the whipped cream or use a small amount

I hope everyone had a great week and that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week.  Also, don’t forget to get some workouts in – especially the day after Thanksgiving day – even if it is just a good long walk – keep moving and you will stay fit.

Have a great weekend!

– Kimberlee

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Handmade Holiday Giveaway

Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful crochet pattern perfect for holiday gift giving.Candy Cane Crochet Cowl

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Working Out Week 46 of 2014

The workouts I chose to do this week focused on weights and then yoga on non weight days.  Workouts were as follows:

  • Monday – Cathe High Reps Upper Body Premix – 39 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe – Drill Max Total Body Mix – 52 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy – 28 min.
  • Friday – Cathe – High Reps Lower Body Premix – 35 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy – 28 min.

Cathe High Reps Workout

The Cathe High Reps workout dvd is a total body workout with weights and you do a lot of reps of the same exercise but with some count variations or holding.  The workout has several premixes and I did the upper body premix on Monday and the lower body premix on Friday, so I used this dvd twice this week.  You definitely feel this workout the following day – excellent for muscle conditioning.

Cathe Drill Max

Drill Max is an older Cathe dvd and is another total body conditioning workout.  It actually has cardio mixed with various drills of weights but there is a premix that is called Total Body that I used which is just the weights and no cardio.  You can see my personal trainer – the cat – cheering me on while sitting on my workout step in the one photo above.

ShivaRea AM Daily Energy Yoga

I used the same yoga dvd twice this past week – the Shiva Rea AM Daily Energy.  I did different sequences on the dvd – on Thursday I did the Core Awakening and Body Mandala and had both of my cats join me for that one – they were both waiting for me on either end of the mat before I started.  On Saturday I did the Vira and Shavasana sequences.  I love starting my Saturday morning with a little yoga early in the morning.

Oatmeal with Cranberry Sauce and honey

I have been buying fresh cranberries in large quantities lately from Aldi since they are so inexpensive there.  Anyhow.  I made some cranberry sauce the other day and have enjoyed it a couple of times this past week in my morning oatmeal with a little honey.  It is a great way to start the day and the oatmeal keeps me full for hours.  Also, it has been quite chilly here in Texas this past week and having something warm for breakfast is important on chilly days, in my opinion.

CranApple Juice with cider spice and honey

Fresh Cranberry Apple Juice with 1/2 tsp cider spice mix and 1 tsp manuka honey

I have been using my juicer but not quite as much this week – probably due to the colder weather.  I did decide to heat up a juice I made with fresh cranberries and apples and then add some cider spices and a teaspoon of manuka honey – it was a delicious warm drink on a cold day.  Also, the whole combination made me feel very healthy.

As the holiday are quickly approaching I am going to try my best to workout at least four or five days per week.  I am thinking of cutting back to four for the days between Thanksgiving and Christmas just because there is so much going on between family, church, friends, baking, cooking and shopping.  I have decided that I can’t do it all, all of the time.  Therefore I may even skip a week of my weekly workout post if I am just too busy – I am sure everyone can relate.

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Change your schedule or routine as needed

- This is a busy time of year – don’t completely quit working out but adjust your schedule to fit in at least a few workouts per week or maybe two 10 minute workouts per day – one in the morning and one in the evening

- Do circuit training or Hiit – high intensity interval training – to get the most out of your workouts in a short amount of time

- Working out will help you deal with the stress of the holidays better and keep you focused on being healthy during this time of year

- Remember to include some yoga or stretching workouts to de-stress and balance you

I hope everyone had a great week and is staying warm – winter seems to have come early in most parts of the United States this past week.  Let me know what your workout plans are for the next week or for the Thanksgiving holiday week coming up.

– Kimberlee

 

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Knitting Project Blue Lace Cowl

Life has been so busy lately it seems.  I look back at the past month and realize I have not really accomplished much in the crochet and knitting department.  One of the reasons may be because I have a lot of projects going – two crochet and three knitting – and I work on one for a day or two and then on another one.  I think I am going to have to start focusing on finishing one thing before starting another.  The problem with that plan is I get tired of working with the same yarn so I switch – or I think of some great new idea or find a new yarn that I want to use.  The dilemmas of crochet and knitting, I guess.

I did recently finish this pretty blue lace crochet cowl.  I love how it turned out!

Blue Lace Knit Cowl

I designed this knitting project myself and I am really pleased with the finished product.   I showed it to my knitting friend today, who I meet with twice a month to knit and have coffee, and she really liked how it turned out.  She had seen me knitting it a week ago when it was still on my needles.

Blue Lace Knit Cowl

The cowl is versatile and can be worn long – as show above – or doubled for warmth as in the top photo.  The yarn I used to knit it with was something I had bought over a year ago and had in my stash – Red Heart Boutique Midnight.  The yarn color is called moonlight and has shades of dark blue and some silver sparkles in it.  It was easy to knit with and has a nice drape.

blue lace knit cowl

The above photo gives you a close up of the lace stitch and you can kind of see the sparkles in the yarn.  I designed this cowl to be knit in the round so there is no seaming.  I will eventually be offering the pattern available in my etsy shop and on craftsy in the future.

Next week I plan to share a crochet project and pattern on my blog and as a guest post on Skip To My Lou blog.   I hope you are having a great week and getting more projects accomplished than I have lately.

Take care,

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 45 of 2014

The first full week of November has gone by – hard to believe it will be Thanksgiving soon.  My workouts this week were cardio and yoga workouts.  The workouts I did are listed below:

  • Monday – Cathe Friedrich Party Rockin Step 2 – Step Mix – 46 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Intensity Timesaver #6 Step + Hiit Lo – 47 min.
  • Thursday – Shiva Rea Yogini – Backbend sequence – 30 min.
  • Friday – Cathe Party Rockin Step 2 Timesaver 1 – 33 min.
  • Saturday – Shiva Rea Yogini – 19 min.

Cathe Intensity workout

Cat watching exercise dvd

Intensity is a Cathe workout that I have had for several years but had not used in a while.  I really like this dvd and there are lots of premix options so you don’t have to do the entire dvd.  The workouts are fast paced and fun and as you can see even my cat likes to watch them – he sat there right on the TV stand and watched the video for at least 5 minutes.  After I was done using the step and doing the stretch at the end he decided to jump on and off and try to go under the step – which was too low.  I guess that was his version of the step workout.

Shiva Rea Yogini

The yoga dvd I used this week was the same for both days but different sequences.  The dvd was Shiva Rea Yogini.  This was another dvd I had not used in a while and was so glad I pulled it out this week.  It is more of a female yoga routine and I love all the backbending sequences – I really felt this in my core on Friday.

Cathe Party Rockin Step 2

The Party Rockin Step 2 dvd is a little over a year old and I have used in the past.  I chose to do this one twice this week.  This is another dvd that offers a lot of variety and different premixes so both of the mixes I did were different.  Lots of sweating with this step dvd.  As you can see the cat is once again photo bombing in the one picture.

Oatmeal with Jif Whips Pumpkin Spice and manuka honey

I created a new oatmeal recipe for breakfast and ate it a couple of mornings this past week.  The weather is cooler now – especially in the morning – and it is nice to eat a warm bowl of oatmeal.  I found this Jif Whips Pumpkin Pie Spice at the store the other day and decided it would be good stirred into a bowl of plain oatmeal and I also added a teaspoon of Manuka honey for added health benefits.  This was really good and I will be making more in the weeks to follow.

Cranberry Orange Juice

I am still using my juicer but not as much in the past week.  I guess with the weather cooling down I am looking for warmer things to eat and drink in the morning.  I have found a few juice recipes though that taste good warmed.  One of my favorite recipes lately is cranberry orange juice which is pictured above.  I drink this one cold, not warm.  Now that cranberries are in season I have been buying them frequently and using them in my juice recipes.  Cranberries are so good for you.

Weekly Fitness Tip:     Eat More Fiber

- Fiber makes you feel full longer and helps you maintain a healthy weight

- Fiber is good for your digestive system and keeps you regular

- Fiber is very healthy and good for lowering your cholesterol

- Fiber controls your blood sugar levels

I hope everyone had a great week.

– Kimberlee

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Working Out Week 44 of 2014

The first day of November has arrived along with much cooler temperatures here in Texas.  I am glad though – I am ready for a seasonal change.  It seems like the weather was cooler for a few days here and there in October but for the most part it still seemed like summer.

Workouts this week were all from my Cathe Friedrich X-train dvd set.  They were as follows:

  • Monday – Cathe – Hard Strikes – 46 min.
  • Tuesday – off
  • Wednesday – Cathe Supercuts premix 10 – 39 min.
  • Thursday – Cathe – Legs – Barre, Ball and Chair and Floorwork – 48 min.
  • Friday – Cathe – Tabatacise – premix 2 – 37 min.
  • Saturday – Cathe – Bi’s and Tri’s –  premix 6 – 32 min.

I once again changed my pace of workouts from the past week.  The X-train dvd’s are all great and provide a challenging workout for your body.  I also like how these dvd’s have so many premixes on them so you can do a longer or a shorter workout.

Cathe Hard Strikes workouts

Hard Strikes is a super fun kickboxing workout that uses weighted gloves or actual boxing gloves.  I don’t have any boxing gloves so I just use the weighted gloves.  As you can see the cat likes this workout and is making sure I get it done.

Supercuts Workout

The Supercuts workout is a total body workout using weights and the slide and glide discs.  Another cat approved workout.

Cathe Legs Workout

The Cathe Legs workout was one I had not used in a while.  I chose to do the Barre (uses a chair), Chair and Ball and Floor portions of this dvd.   This was certainly an excellent workout for all parts of the legs and rear.  I was feeling it well into the next day.  The cat loves the chair and has to sit on it whenever I have it out.

Cathe Bis and Tris workout

I usually do yoga on Saturdays but decided to stick with the X-train workout dvd’s and chose a heavy weight workout called Bi’s and Tri’s.   As the name implies it is a bicep and tricep workout.  You alternate and do a bicep exercise and then a tricep.  There were a couple that used the band with the handles and also a 5 pound weight with the band – those were pretty tough.  Once again my faithful workout cat is there to cheer me on.

Fruits for Juicing

I am so glad fresh cranberries are in the stores again.  I use the above combination of apples, cranberries and a lemon to create a really tasty juice in my juicer this past week.  I juiced 2 apples, one granny and one gala, 1 lemon, and about a cup of cranberries.  I also tried this recipe heated and it was really good for a warm and healthy drink on a chilly morning.  To make it even more healthy I stirred in a teaspoon of manuka honey that I recently bought at Trader Joes.  The manuka honey has lots of health benefits and is also suppose to strengthen your immune system.

Weekly Fitness Tip:  Don’t Weigh Yourself So Frequently

- Quit obsessing over how much you weigh – everyone fluctuates a little for various reasons

- Consider getting rid of the scale  -mine broke years ago in moving and I never replaced it, one less things to have in the bathroom

- Measure your progress in how you feel, how your clothes fit and in measuring inches lost not a number on a scale

I hope everyone had a great final week of October and you were able to find some time to workout and create some healthy meals.  Remember it is important to plan meals and stay on track especially during the holiday season – which is now here since all the stores are stocked with Christmas decorations!

Take care,

– Kimberlee

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Fall Crochet Shrug

This shrug is a crochet project that I recently finished.  I actually started it a year ago and then it quickly became a UFO – or unfinished object.  I am sure if you crochet, knit or sew you know what I am talking about.  For some reason there are just certain projects that you set aside and intend to go back to but that doesn’t happen in a timely manner.  Well, this was one of those.  I am so glad to have finished it and have already been able to wear it once.

Fall Crochet Shrug

The colors of this shrug remind me of Fall.  The yarn I used to crochet this was a cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby called I Love This Cotton.  It is a great cotton yarn to work with and I have used it for a lot of other scarves and shawls that I have crochet or knit.  It also washes well.   I used three coordinating colors – a brown, orange and a maroon.  The maroon is my son’s high school color so the shrug will go with my band Mom shirt.

Fall Crochet Shrug

Shrugs are a great accessory to have, in my opinion.  They stay on better than a shawl or wrap and they keep your shoulders, upper arms and back warm.  I live in a warmer climate so they are perfect to wear in the early spring or fall.  I have also made some bulky weight shrugs that are nice to wear around the house in the winter when you are cold.

I will eventually be writing up a pattern on how to crochet this shrug but I am going to do another test run of crocheting it in a different yarn first.  Currently I am working on a crochet cowl and a knit cowl – I hope to have both of them done in the next couple of weeks.

What crochet or knitting projects are you currently working on?  Click on Leave a Reply and tell me about them.

Have a great day!Fall Crochet Shrug

– Kimberlee

 

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