Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Playing Catch-up!!

See why I love my backyard this time of year?

Sorry I've been *absent* from posting...a springtime cold has had it's grip on me! I'm beginning to feel better, so I'm trying to get things back to normal!

Needless to say there's not much progress on my knitting...on Friday & Saturday I was so achy I couldn't knit comfortably...so I slept!

DD-Julia and I have joined WeightWatchers! Loonnggggg overdue...so wish us luck! I need to lose just over 40lbs. We started yesterday....and I'm STARVING! It's all in my head...I'm not really eating less than before, just the foods I should be eating! If someone had not told me I was "dieting" I would never really know...and wouldn't be so darn hungry! Really....I'm exaggerating, it's not so bad. One funny happened today, there are these *little* (and I do mean in size) cakes you are allowed to eat, and they are GOOD--well, Julia dropped a crumb in the floor...talk about a mad rush to "hoover" that one up! We nearly bonked heads diving for it!
Meanwhile, while I'm getting back to my knitting here's a Knitter's Survey I found on MommaSusie's blog:

Mark with bold the things you have knit, with italics the ones you plan to do sometime, and leave the rest.

Garter stitch

Knitting with metal wire
Stockinette stitch
Socks: top-down

Socks: toe-up
Knitting with camel yarn

Mittens: Cuff-up
Mittens: Tip-down

Knitting with silk
Moebius band knitting
Participating in a KAL

Drop stitch patterns
Knitting with recycled/secondhand yarn
Slip stitch patterns
Knitting with banana fiber yarn
Domino knitting (=modular knitting)
Twisted stitch patterns
Knitting with bamboo yarn
Two end knitting
Charity knitting
Knitting with soy yarn
Toy/doll clothing
Knitting with circular needles
Baby items
Knitting with your own handspun yarn

Graffiti knitting (knitting items on, or to be left on the street)
Continental knitting
Designing knitted garments
Cable stitch patterns (incl. Aran)
Lace patterns
Publishing a knitting book
Teaching a child to knit
American/English knitting (as opposed to continental)
Knitting to make money
Button holes
Knitting with alpaca
Fair Isle knitting
Norwegian knitting
Dying with plant colours
Knitting items for a wedding
Household items (dishcloths, washcloths, tea cosies...)
Knitting socks (or other small tubular items)on two circulars
Olympic knitting
Knitting with someone else's handspun yarn
Knitting with dpns
Holiday related knitting
Teaching a male how to knit
Knitting for a living
Knitting with cotton
Knitting smocking
Dying yarn
Knitting art
Knitting two socks on two circulars simultaneously
Knitting with wool
Textured knitting

Kitchener BO
Knitting with beads
Long Tail CO
Knitting and purling backwards
Machine knitting
Knitting with self patterning/self striping/variegating yarn
Stuffed toys
Baby items
Knitting with cashmere
Knitting with synthetic yarn
Writing a pattern
Knitting with linen
Knitting for preemies
Tubular CO
Short rows
Freeform knitting
Cuffs/fingerless mitts/armwarmers
Knitting a pattern from an online knitting magazine
Knitting on a loom
Thrummed knitting
Knitting a gift
Knitting for pets
Knitting with dog/cat hair---not intentionally
Hair accessories
Knitting in public --all the time!

Well...I'll be back--I promise!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!!


Cole said...

Grats on joining WW! I myself am on the WW diet, but I haven't officially joined as a member. I have some books and a point counter from where my mom was in it. It works! If you need some motivation -- I've already lost almost 9 pounds after starting two weeks ago. I know you will reach your goal!

Bobbi said...

I should join, but really I should walk! Time to get the mileage going again!

Dana said...

How ironic! I'm planning on joining WW next Tuesday (first meeting). Lordy...I wish I only had to lose 40! LOL Good luck (and please cross your fingers for me too).

Nikki said...

Congrats! I know you and your daughter will do great!

Marianne said...

I totally cracked up on the 'hoover' move..sounds like my daughter and I...I should look into the WW....I have a good 40 lbs I need to get rid of, it doesn't get any easier either, ladies, the..ahem...older you get and the hormones, or rather lack of, don't help either...
I completely understand why you spend time in your yard...it's quite enchanting.

Mary said...

Hope you're feeling better! And good luck with the WW. I'll be interested to follow your progress. Do you still walk a lot?

That's an interesting knitting list. I might just do that myself....

Anne said...

Your yard looks gorgeous! And I think colds are a theme right now - WW is GREAT! when you get that 'starving' feeling, drink a glass of water and wait a bit, and if that doesn't work? Keep around lots of celery - carrots end up having points after a time, but celery's almost totally water. I also tried to add in a 0-1pt salad with EVERY meal - and intend to again!

I'm starting up a new site with several friends - check it out! I'll be doing lots of stuff on weight loss, and we'll have health and everything else - it's going to be great, and hopefully keep us accountable! check it out: