Thursday, May 6, 2010

I would like to say.......

that I was dancing around the May Pole, OR that I have been lounging on a sandy beach in the Pacific, OR that I was returning from touring with Bon Jovi. The truth is..........I am STILL finishing the border of my blanket. I am sure I am the slowest knitter in the world. Not to mention, I am new at knitting and the Picot Edging isn't feeling comfortable. But you know what? I love knitting. I wish I had 10 hours a day that were designated to knitting only. No phones, no internet, no dishes, no interruptions. Just knitting. But I do have a full life. I have 5 fabulous grandbabies, 4 dogs that drive me crazy one minute and lay as close to me as they can get the next, 3 senior birds that are keeping me on pins and needles with their new quirks, 2 weeks worth of spring cleaning, and a partridge in a pear tree. Project #3 ~ The Baby's Texture Blanket is so close to being done. Tomorrow night I will be able to spend 6 hours knitting with the gals at the Salvation Army's scrapbooking night. (We really need to change the name to Night of Laughter at the Salvation Army) ANYWAY, please bear with me a bit longer. I hope to have the final photo of my blanket by Sunday night.

I thought when I started Knitting thru the "itty bittys" that I would also start dropping the pounds. You figure with yarn and needles occupying your hands, there would be no time to snack. After all, most finger foods have either crumbs, moisture, oils, or staining agents. YEAH RIGHT! Isn't it funny how we can find foods that are easy to eat without leaving any residue? I would list those foods, but, I don't want to encourage anyone to eat and knit like I did. That's right, I said "like I DID". I have been on Weight Watchers for 4 weeks and tonight, when I weighed in, I am down a total of 20.8 pounds. YIPPEE!!!! I have a long way to go, but, I am on the right track. In a few weeks I will post photos of before and now. In the meantime, here is a photo of a great tree in my neighborhood. It is a very loving tree. It is hugging itself.

Oh, one more thing. Just started reading a book, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Killer by Seth Grahame-Smith. It grabs you from the beginning. Don't be alarmed. This book isn't taking me away from my knitting. I read it in the tub. Don't tell my son. It is his hardcover book. I have been known to drift off in the tub and come to, only to find my book floating in the water. Of course if I ruin his book I will buy him a new one.


Ertman-Trowbridge Family said...

Woah! Over 20 lbs. down?!?! That is fantastic. I am very proud of you.

I will have to remember this book. I am an avid reader and always looking for a new good read.

And, best of luck finishing that blanket!

Ólöf said...

That is fantastic. 20 pounds is not easy. I know. I´ve dropped 36 pounds in the past and I need to do it again.
I hope the border gets easier for you.

barb said...

Thank you ladies for the encouragement. I really helps. Losing the weight is no big deal. THE BORDER IS A NIGHTMARE!!!!!!