Monday, August 31, 2009

Growing and Shrinking

First up, the February Lady sweater is growing. I'm having a good night with my hand right now, so hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to show you even more progress. I also worked on a sock some today, but I left that at work as my work project, so you won't get to see that until one of them is finished. Anyways, here is the February Lady sweater:That is the growing part obviously. The shrinking part actually concerns my weight loss. I haven't really been talking about this much on the blog, but I am currently changing my eating habits and gaining an exercise habit and since January, I have lost 30 pounds. Here's just a random shot of me at this moment taken with the self timer:I still have about 45 pounds left until goal weight, but my next mini goal is in 10 pounds. When I hit 200 pounds, I'm going to turn myself into a runner.

The best part? I now am using less yarn for patterns :oP

Knit on...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Ok, so I'm interrupting this knitting blog to bring you vegetable stew since that was the main thing I did last night and I only got 2 rows knit on the sweater due to the constant stirring. I made a ton. Here's what it looks like:Looks much better in person, I assure you. When I say I made a ton, I really did make a lot. Like 9 supper's worth and a lunch box for today:Forgot to rotate it before posting, sorry. Anyways, it's a lot of stew and all that is now in the freezer. I make this stuff ahead of time so that when I'm lazy on my long days of teaching, I can just grab one of these and pop it in the microwave. Has all kinds of fiber and protein in it.

That's it for today. Knitting tomorrow hopefully!

Knit on...

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Progress has been made on the cardigan, albeit very slowly yesterday. I was able to knit for an hour and I got a whole 5 rows knit on the cardigan. Things should go a little faster since about 130 stitches were taken off and put on options cables for the sleeves, so that's a big chunk of knitting that I get to pass and just work on the body now! Anyways, here's the cardigan so far:Hopefully there will be some visible progress on the cardigan tonight. We'll see how much my hands cooperate. They are doing much better now, but they still twinge if I try to knit for long periods of time.

Knit on...

Monday, August 24, 2009


Ok, so last night I was able to knit for 45 minutes before my hand started to go numb on me! That's a huge improvement from the 10-15 minutes I was getting last week. This is a really short post today, but wanted to just let you know that I am alive, I am knitting again, and there should be some good progress made on the February Lady sweater to show you tomorrow!

Knit on...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Yep, so my knitting has come to an almost complete standstill this week. My right hand is not cooperating with me at all. It really hasn't cooperated with me since I climbed Mt. Halla while on vacation and I know the reason why.

When I was climbing, I had one of those hiking stick things that they sell everywhere here. It was a real lifesaver, especially when it came to helping me down the mountain, but I had a death-grip on the thing. Apparently having a death-grip on something for 11 hours may lead to both hand cramps and random numb fingers while knitting. Since I have dealt with this before, I at least know the exercises I need to do to make my hand get back to normal. The bad part? Last time this happened, it took a while for my hand to get back to normal. So, I may end up pulling out the cross stitch tonight if I have no luck with the knitting.


Also, I wanted to put a formal goodbye to my Uncle Chuck on here today. He passed away Yesterday and was 91. It sounds like he went in his sleep and his children were all there, so that sounds rather peaceful for him. He and my Aunt Marty were two very adventurous people who pioneered some things that we take for granted today. Uncle Chuck was one of the biggest pushers for mandantory seatbelts in cars when the issue first began and I know that has led to many lives being saved. So, farewell Uncle Chuck! You and Marty both will be missed, but you'll live on in all our lives!

Knit on...

Monday, August 17, 2009


Yep, I'm late on the first post this week, so sorry about that, everyone! Here's the current progress on the projects. First up is a charity garter-stitch scarf:It's about 3 feet long now. Next up is the Dumbledore sock:And last, but not least is the February Lady sweater's progress:That's it for today. More intellectual content tomorrow :oP

Knit on...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Fun With Yarn

Yesterday, I finished plying all the purple yarn that I spun up for Tour de Fleece. Here is the last finished skein:So I gave all the purple skeins their bath in soapy water and they are all drying now:
I also got a package in the mail yesterday from my grandparents and they sent me some yarn that Renee gave to them to pass on to me. My jaw about dropped when I saw the blue skein of Tempted yarn. It's pretty:And last, but not least, the February Lady sweater did grow some:That's it for this week! More posting on Monday. We'll see what sock knitting I can get done while I visit DF this weekend.

Knit on...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I'm Back!

Hey, everyone! I'm back from vacation now. Here's the extent of the vacation knitting:Uh, yeah, not so much...

I would have knit more, but my hand was numb after an 11 hour hike up a mountain and it stayed numb for almost 3 days. The rest of the time was spent running around and I just didn't have the time to knit. Yesterday I managed to cast on a February Lady sweater out of the denim yarn I picked up in Seoul:I'm only 10 rows in, so it's not much either. I also plied 2 more skeins of yarn from the Tour de Fleece spinning. One more ball of singles left to ply and then I can work on the green some more:That's it for now. I'll have some pictures of the vacation posted sometime in the near future. In the meantime, I feel like I need to catch up on my knitting!

Knit on...