Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Well, collar is finally done on the shawl collar sweater for Carly, I have one sleeve pinned in and will sew it and the rest in the am.  It feels soo good to be creating something from yarn and 2 sticks or 1 circular needle as the case may be. I'll post a pic when I finish it tomorrow.
Doing good on the weight loss I think, not weighing til morning, didn't weigh today.
I'm not calling it a diet, I don't want to diet, I just want to use moderation and common sense and see where that gets me. I'll let you know.
Well, nighty night.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweater Aug 30

Well, I'm a little over 1 inch in on the collar, still have about 5 or so inches to go, but well on the way.


Well, I'm crocheting the shoulders together, then I can start the shawl collar.
Whoohoo!!! It's moving on.  :)

Tuesday 8/30/11

Morning, I've been up since 6am, but am just really sitting down to work.
I got Hubby off to work, made coffee ( it runs in my blood) and had a half a bagel with a little cream cheese, yes I use regular cream cheese, I only use about 2 teaspoons, just enough to cover, not slather. I would rather use a small amount of the real thing, that a lot of the yucky tasting fat free, which has more sugars.
Also they have shown that coffee helps in the prevention of Alzheimers, with as much coffee as I drink, my memory should be rock solid, (it's not)lol... I tend to forget little things, not important ones, just things my brain decides it doesn't need.
Well, on to knitting, have a great day.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Well, I wasn't really planning on documenting my goal to lose weight n here, but I think I'll do it anyway.
This year I managed to somehow (well, I actually know how) get up to the heaviest I've ever been in my life, 217lbs, not something to aspire to or be proud of. I made the goal to get down to 199 by Sept 1st when I start doing the biggest loser challenge with the KP gang, well, I hit that goal this past Saturday. Today when I weighed, I was down to 192.7.  YEAH!!!!  It was really hot here, and I ate light, was very active outside, even though I didn't really aspire to be, and did accomplish a bit of knitting.
I am making sure I move every single day, limiting my bread to one piece a day, yes, occasionally I will have 2, but it's about small changes that I can handle not killing myself with big ones I cant live with all at once. If I have a bagel, I have half, I am eating a lot more friut and veggies, and wrapping tuna in lettuce or spinach leaves.
Well, I'm off and running, and my sweet potato just dinged so, I'm off to eat lunch.
Oh, and I'm eating more cottage cheese and Greek Yogurt.

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Well the temp got to 111 today, it's still 101 when I checked just a bit ago.
about halfway through the sleeves I'm working on, but hard to knit when it's this hot.
So on that note, I'm heading to bed, night.


Well, it's 7:52am and I've been up for about an hour-hour and a half.
Didn't get much done yesterday, had to retire early, allergies kicked in, then the benadryl kicked in, and I kicked out. lol
I have gotten a couple rows done this morning though.
The bamboo I got yesterday wont work for the project I was planning it for, it wont be smooth enough for the pattern to show.  Oh well, it'll make a great plain scarf in either stockinette or garter stitch.  We'll see.
Okay, off to knit.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Woohoo!  Scored 3 skeins of bamboo yarn at HL, haven't used bamboo before, it's really nice and soft, thinking to make a scarf with it.  If anybody's used it before, it's bamboo spun, what did you think of it?
Well, off to knit.


It's 849am, animals are all taken care of and I just weighed myself, I have lost 14lbs.  YEAH!!!!  Now just another 55 or 60 to go.  It's amazing what limiting bread and soda intake can do, and I use Truvia in my coffee and tea, so much better than sweet n low.  I do use creamer, but I use the La Creme since it's not artificial.  I'm trying to get rid of anything in my diet that I cant pronounce or know is probably not even close to anything nature put out there.
Well, I'm outa here, gotta get ready to do the shopping.

7am Saturday

Well, I've been up for a while, just watching the hurricane and hoping and praying all in it's path will be safe.
Working on sleeves still, but hope to have them finished this afternoon.  This 2 on one needle thing is working pretty good.  :)
Need top go take care of the neighbors animals, horses,dogs, and goats, oh my; before I get really started working though.
It's grocery day too, so I'll be back later, hopefully with finished picks of sleeves.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Well, here are the beginnings of the sleeves, I've managed to not connect them together so far.  :)

Friday, afternoon. Yeah...

Well, the second shoulder went super fast.  Think I'll knit both sleeves on one set of needles to get them done sooner.  Can't wait to get this put together and the shawl collar put on.
Need to get a set of size nine circular needles to start them unless I start them on straights individually then transfer to the size 10.5 circ.
hmmm...I'll have to think about it.

Vanna's Choice

I'm using Vanna's Choice by Lion Brand on the sweater I'm working on.  I like the way it knits, no splitting, that's a very good thing.


Good lord, I thought I was halfway computer literate, but trying to set up my advertising link to Amazon and AdSense was a definite challenge.
It has been achieved though. Yeah!
Now back to knitting, I did manage to finish 4 or 5 rows while trying to implement those.
As I said the pattern I'm working on is a Debbie Bliss pattern.
Here's a pic of what I have so far.

5am Friday

Yeah!!  It's Friday. Boo, it's 5am and I'm wide awake.
So may as well get some coffee and log in and start knitting.
Trying to get the front of the sweater done today and started on the sleeves.
Have to add a pic in a bit.
All right, I'm off to get that coffee.
Be back in a bit.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


It rained here today finally, made knitting even better, since it cooled the air down and things weren't quite so humid.
The dogs went outside to stand in it, then when it started to rain hard they came in and lay in the doorway. lol
Guess they want to make sure it wasn't going anywhere for a while.

What I'm working on

I am trying to get a jumpstart to Christmas, I have a sweater, scarf, and socks started, and am working on designing another scarf.
The sweater I am working on is from the Debbie Bliss Family Knits Book,  I don't have the guts to try designing my own sweater pattern yet,

First Post

Well, this is my first post, I just finished setting up the blog.   Hoping this is fun.
Welcome and hello.