Saturday, March 24, 2007

Weight and such...

First I'm going to start off with "YAAAYYY" because I haven't been able to log into blogger for days. Internet Explorer was being a pain in the arse so Ron got us Nescape to use instead of IE and ever since we got Netscape I couldn't log in. Still trying to figure out why it's just shutting down on the main blogger page. Hummm!

Not too much progess on the knitting this week, but I am on day 5 of my Healthy Eating Diet. I want to loose some weight by the summer, this winter has me feeling a little frumpy. I'm charting my progress through ticker factory (bottom of blog). I even bought myself a scale with a wal-mart gift card I got for my birthday last weekend from my DH. He laughed and said he wouldn't dare buy me a scale, but was impressed that I bought myself one. This is actually the first time ever that I feel motivated to do this. I would love to loose 40 lbs eventually.

Oooohhh, I almost forgot to mention my MIL Rhonda gave me a wonderful birthday gift. I got a set of bamboo circular needles. The really cool part about them is that the cable part is all flexible and bendable which means you don't have to straighten it out in boiling hot water. HOW cool is that??? I also got lime green Cherry Tree sock yarn with it, which I thought was such an appropriate colour for me since my birthday's on St. Patty's Day. My my SIL Valerie, I got a yarn kit in really cute colours. I will have to post a picture on here soon of my new stuff. :-) Thanks Rhonda & Valerie, loved it!!!

Well, I'm off to bed. Itl will be a long day at work tomorrow since it's 20x the points day at Shopper's Drugmart and we're having wicked, mad Saturday Only special deals. EEAkkk! :-)

Monday, March 12, 2007

I love cables!

It's been a while since my last post, but it's been productive time away. I started the sweater for myself and I've already knit 16". At 19" I get to start the decreasing for the armholes, so I'm moving right along.

I was also going through my patterns and I found Irish Hiking Scarf and started it on the Fleece Artist that I won from Cynthia's contest last year for Warming Grace. It is beeeeaaautifuul. The bad part is that I think I'm going to run out of yarn before the scarf is finished and I already love it sooo much that I don't want to frog it and use the yarn for something else. So now I'm on the hunt for another skein of yarn in similar colourway. If someone out there has some and would like to sell it to me, please, please let me know. I'm on a mission to find the yarn!! I'm looking for the ball band because I think it has the colour on it and I know it was a Favourite fleece socks/mittens kit. Hopefully I will find something close. :-)

Onto other non-knitting things! We've decided that we are going to take Paisley to Disney on Ice on Thursday. They will be at Copps Coliseum here in Hamilton Mar 14-18. She's very excited. We thought instead of going out for dinner for my birthday (which is Sat. 17th) we would do this instead, so it should be fun. Paisley's all ready for it because Peter Pan and Little Mermaid were advertised on the commercial.

Oh, two more things, I also join the Stitchmarker Exchange. I can't seem to access the sit to post a link, but I will. If you are interested you could also visit Robyn's blog (from knitmamaknit), she's the host for the event. You have until Thurs to sign up! :-)

I did the quiz "what kind of sock yarn are you" from Samantha's blog, apparently I'm "Fruity".