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A little bit about knitting, a little bit about my family and anything else I feel like writing about :-)

Star-studded week

Well, it’s been quite an exciting week over here.  I have been invited to a taping of Martha Stewart, AND the entire program is about …….

KNITTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I cannot explain in words how excited I am about going, I have a huge grin on my face ever since I got the email.   Now I just have to figure out what to wear and what to bring with me (you have to bring your favorite knitted object and something you are working on as well as needles and hooks for any KAL they want you to do there…).

Yesterday I also got to meet author and Food Network TV star of Healthy Appetite Ellie Krieger.  She was so down-to-earth and sweet, really interesting to talk to and a very jam-packed cookbook with a ton of recipes!  Of course I had to buy the cookbook and get the obligatory photo op–DD got in the pic, too…

Speaking of DD and cooking, she’s enjoying her Wee Can Cook class at the local park.  So far they have made pizza and muffins.  She tells her daddy all about what they made and how she ate it all.  She was super-excited when the teacher picked her out the first class to crack the egg.  Well, now everytime she sees me take out the eggs, she has her step stool right up to the counter thinking this is her job to do.  Can’t wait for the day she can cook for me…..lol.

On the WW front, I am down 42 pounds as of last Thursday.  The losses have been smaller and inconsistent the past few weeks, but I really have been eating out more than I would like to be and I am sure that has a lot of influence on my weight loss lately.  I weigh in again tomorrow, so wish me luck!

Well, I finally received my Knit Pick’s Harmony needles that I have coveted for the past few months.  I love them–’nuff said.  I’ve taught some beginner knitting classes over at the Wooly Monmouth in Red Bank.  I fell in love all over again with Koigu that I found on one of the shelves, that I had to cast on for a shapely shawlette that I purchased my Koigu for several years ago at Stitches East (back when it was in AC).  It’s chugging along and is a fairly easy pattern to do without a whole lot of concentration, which makes it a great project to bring with me to Martha, or maybe I will finish it and wear it on the show…it’s gorgeous colors of blues and greys with flashes of raspberry pink and some dark purple sprinkled throughout, and knitting up so easily on my new Harmony circs.  Honestly, you could so just about anything with Koigu and it would look amazing, at least IMHO.  DMIL’s Beaufort hat is finished and already shipped off to her for the cold weather we are experiencing.  Hope she likes it!  If I get my KP’s Harmony DPN’s soon, I plan on making a pair of fingerless mittens in the rest of the Debbie Bliss Merino Aran that I have left.

Beaufort Hat

A few other things have been going on lately.  DD is also taking an adventures in Chinese language class–we are both enjoying learning a few new words.  Her favorite word so far is penguin, which is chee unh, lol.  She carries a tiny stuffed pengiun around that we got at the Boston Aquarium and calls it her baby chee unh.  On a more serious note, my aunt started chemotherapy this past Monday for a sarcoma tumor on her leg.  She’s gone through two operations for it in the past and it has changed to a very aggressive, nasty form of sarcoma now (instead of the slow-growing one it was before).  Please keep her and my family in your prayers, it’s going to be a tough road ahead.  I plan on picking up some Rowan Calmer and making her a shedir and some fingerless mittens to match tomorrow….

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January 30, 2008 Posted by | Family and Life, knitting, Weight Watchers | 3 Comments

Wow, long time no post!!

Hi all!  I’m baaa–acckkk.  I can’t believe it’s been this long since I blogged, but it has been a crazy few months!  I won’t even bore you with details of sickness and holiday busy-ness–I know you all live it, too.

I thought I would just pick a topic and write on one thing each post for the next few posts, just to catch you all up on my life.  So today, I will start with the easiest topic–Weight Watchers.  I’m doing well, totally pleased with my progress.  I’ve lost 38.4 pounds so far and I am quite happy with that!  I went shopping for some new jeans this past weekend and I went down 2 sizes.  Now I can retire the belt that was holding up my super-baggy old jeans, lol.  I also picked up some new shirts and got a few for Christmas, too, as well as a new coat.  Yay!  I hope this year holds many successes with regards to weight loss.  As soon as I put away my Christmas tree, I will be pulling out the treadmill again and hope to listen to some knitting podcasts while I walk/run for a while each morning.  I’m surprised by how much I am not feeling like I am dieting.  Maybe because I don’t deny myself things, just eat a small amount of them and concentrate on being really good the rest of the day/week when I indulge a bit.  I don’t know, it just seems like a new way of eating but not really compromising.  My mom and sister think they may start WW, too.  I hope they do and enjoy it as much as I do, especially when you lose the big numbers, those are my favorite weeks. 

So that’s all for now, just a quick update on WW.  I think I will blog about the books I have read next time.  Please comment and let me know you are still out there reading…I promise not to stray for so long again!

January 3, 2008 Posted by | Weight Watchers | 1 Comment