Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wii (not so) Fit

So I've been a very, very good girl. I haven't bought anything yarny since the New Year - although I still got stuff in the mail from what I ordered before then, so it hasn't exactly been dry in that respect - and I have been trying to get to the Wii Fit as much as possible. Turns out that I'm pretty flexible and can hold poses quite well so I'm doing okay at yoga but, in every other Wii Fit venue, I Suck. Yes, with a capital Suck! I've never been an athletic person so this is not exactly the most exciting news around. But, turns out the Wii has a mean streak. If you suck, it tells you so. In fact, it asked me if I fall down a lot. Mean, I tell you. However, the meanness stays within the walls of my house so it's not too embarrassing and, frankly, it's pretty funny as long as I take it with a grain of salt. The last time something that derogatory was mentioned about my personal fitness, I was in high school gym class. Gym class in the '70s was not all about personal fitness for life the way it's supposed to be now. It was about the teachers focusing all their attention on the jocks and pretty much having to put up with the rest of us. Me, I faked injuries and skipped out of a few classes and don't feel in the least bit sorry that I did even though I never would have skipped classes in any other subject. I was straight-laced even in my teens.

In fibery news, I plied the Lisa Souza BFL in the Spanish Moss colorway with the Shave Ice silk/merino. It's so pretty!
I have two full bobbins of it - about 8 oz.
I gave the Rose a real workout plying these bobbins without a break. It's such a delightful wheel! I think I could spin anything on it with ease. My sister Darcie got her first wheel last week. I recommended the Majacraft Pioneer and it's a wonderful little wheel! It feels very much like treadling the Rose and all of the Majacraft flyers, bobbins, and accessories fit on it. She has a picture of it on her blog. She reports that she is spinning like mad and getting pretty good at it!


Aunt Kathy said...

Nice... I haven't tried WII fit, just bowling. My sister got the WII I was not so lucky, lol

Lovs2Knit said...

Don't feel to bad, you're not alone. Wii Fit says a lot of the same things to me. My balance stinks. :~) I hated gym class in high school and I skipped more then one day. I always hating playing basketball, etc with the guys. They could get down right mean when you didn't play the way they thought you should.

MaryAnne said...

You ain't seen nothin' yet... One day I worked out for an *hour*. When my husband jumped on, it asked him if he'd seen me lately and told him I hadn't been around much. Darn thing dissed me!

Hang in there. The games get easier the more you do them.