May 5, 2005

Eating My Words

I told my friend Rani that I liked knitting i-cord.  Ha!  That was before I got on this felted bag kick!  Now I've got 3 bags finished - Oregon Tote, Kristina Bag and My Little Companion, save for the i-cord, which I've decided I hate!  I guess I need to force myself to knit it, maybe as an incentive before I move onto a new project?  Nah, I seem to have startitis and will probably start something new anyway!

I have yarn wound into balls and ready to go for 2 more My Little Companion bags.  The pink and purple one I did turned out so cute, I can't wait to felt it.  But again, it needs the i-cord handles knit.

I also finally got the pattern so I can start my Wildfell cardigan and I'm anxious to do that.  I got gauge on the first try!  Although I do tend to knit loosely and it may grow on the actual sweater.  The photo in Simply Noro makes it look like the cardigan is knee length.  Because I'm only 5'3" and also because I may be short of yarn, I'm going to take off some length, maybe make it come to mid-thigh.  Can't wait to get started on it.

My second weigh-in since re-devoting myself to Weight Watchers was yesterday and I'm down 1.4 pounds.  I was hoping for a greater loss, but I'll take it - I actually had a GAIN the previous week.  I am hoping I can get to my goal, if not darn near close by the end of this WW at Work session that ends in August.  I have faithfully stayed within my points range for the past 17 days without one slip-up.  I just need to stay focused and I can get back to where I need to be.  Onward and DOWNward!


  1. I-cord sucks! ;-) Way to go on the weight loss. I know you can do it!!!!

  2. hi lisa
    yes I can send you 2 a soon as the LYS gets some more. It should not be to long befre I can get some in the mail to you. I think PayPal is best at this point, I don't need anyting elsse to pack! you can email me
    ejkruz at hotmail dot come

  3. Why don't you try crocheting I-cord? I find it much easier and it's a thicker, sturdier cord. Here's what you do: Chain 4, join chain; then, just keep single crocheting up in a spiral, being careful not to add or detract any stitches. You end up crocheting in the back loop of each stitch.
    Good luck!
    Ellen B. in Los Angeles