April 19, 2005

Knitter's Block

I'm back from a really nice visit with my mom & grandparents.  We didn't get much done, but lots of chatting and catching up.  Mom is getting ready to retire and sell her house the end of May.  She will be moving closer (yay!!!!) but it's sad to think that may be our last visit to the house they've lived in since 1989.

I finished my DD's poncho in the car on the trip over.  It turned out super cute (pic soon, I promise!) and she swore she would never take it off.  I'm a little peeved to end up with 2-1/2 skeins of Rowan's All Seasons Cotton left.  I don't know why I would have so much left of the 7 skeins the pattern size called for.  Of course, if it was a sweater for myself, I'm SURE I'd run out of yarn!

I started knitting another bag to be felted on my trip, but I'm not sure it was a wise decision.  I'm making this Pick Up Sticks Vertical Stripe Bag, but thought it would be fun to knit each panel in a different color.  It looks garish right now, and the bag is HUGE!  I know it will shrink and I hope the colors will soften in the felting process.  Also, this thing seems to weigh 20 pounds!  I've finished the bag itself, now I need to seam the tube, knit the purse bottom and i-cord and I can throw it in the wash.  I am running out of yarn too and I really don't want to have to buy more.

I don't have anything knitting-wise that I want to work on right now.  I suppose I could cast on for a fresh project, but I feel great guilt about the ones languishing on my needles now.  Poor Clapotis is so boring, I can only stand to knit a few rows at a time.  The Oregon Tote needs its i-cord bindoff, and poor Elspeth needs major help.  I got an email newsletter from a LYS that offers personal help for $25 an hour, which is LOADS cheaper than the $40 an hour for private instruction that other shops locally offer.  I'm going to see if I can schedule an hour or two and get some help working the fronts of Elspeth.

Back to kickboxing tonight after another whole week away.  I hope I can get back into the swing of things.

My diet plan has certainly fallen by the wayside since the holidays.  I have worked really hard to lose 80 pounds on Weight Watchers.  I was within 2 pounds of my goal weight, then some personal turmoil has led to bad eating and I've gained back at least 10 if not more.  The pants are TIGHT.  I weigh in tomorrow after another week of bad eating.  I know I'll deserve that number on the scale, and now I just have to work even harder to get back to being THIS CLOSE to my goal! 

1 comment:

  1. Lisa, I know you can do it! You can get back on the wagon and get to goal in no time at all! Keep up the great work!!!! ;-)