Friday, August 29, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I love hats almost as much as I love shoes.. especially if they are vintage style hats. This one is awesome!This little cami is gorgeous..... And the perfect reward if I lose the weight I want to... so it probably won't end up on the needles until spring.
Damn you Ravelry!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well I haven't forgotten, I just haven't had much progress to report.... and it's been... well... a little depressing. I do good for about a week, maybe two if I was lucky, but then fall off the wagon spectacularly. I managed to lose about 5lbs, but that was it (and I think that was all water)
Determined as ever to get fitter, about a two months ago, I invested in a Bowflex for Dave and me. About the same time, my friend Bree moved in across the street from me. So for seven weeks, I've worked out on the Bowflex twice a week, and gone for a walk with Bree twice a week. I've tried to eat better, but I'm still struggling with that.
I was sure the exercise would make a difference, but for weeks now the scale continues to read 180 lbs... it won't budge. I keep telling myself not to get too upset, I am adding muscle and muscle weighs more than fat, it'll start to go down eventually. But it would be nice to have the little number get lower to validate all my hard work.
After yet again stepping on the scale and reading "180" I got mad! I know I'm losing weight! I can see muscle definition in my arms! If I stretch my arms to the ceiling, I can see my ribs again, and I can feel my hipbones when my elbows hit them!
So, screw the scale, I got out the measuring tape:
Months ago, this was the prognosis
Arms: 11.75" (a whole 3/4 inch smaller!)
Waist 35" (a whole inch!)
But my biggest triumph...
Hips: 45" (3 whole inches smaller!!!!)
So, I feel a little better, but I'd still like that scale to move!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
It took a couple of evenings, but I filled my earring racks in preparation for the Pagan Harvest Festival on September 13. If you're in Hamilton, stop by Gage Park. It's a great one day festival that embraces a multitude or religions and beliefs. There are tonnes of great vendors and it's growing every year.
I've added a few new things to my jewellry line, including silver charms, and these: Too cute!
And, I knew there was a reason I should work in my studio, instead of in the living room in front of the TV: He insists on helping. Unfortunately his help consists of... Biting scissors...
... and knocking things on the floor... especially small metal things that can easily get stuck in people's feet.
Of course, when I am in the studio, he sprawls in the middle of my work table, but at least when he knocks things over in there, I don't have to clean it up right away... I can shut the door on the mess and deal with it later.
So, I picked up Dragon Scales again and I got a few pattern repeats done, but it takes a lot of concentration. I need a project that was a little more mindless for the days when Dave is buggin' me or just driving us around in circles, so cast on for another project. It's a secret surprise, so all you can see it this...
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
... they took it as an invitation to have a nap. I'm not sure if it's the alpaca or the styrofoam (which holds body heat nicely). Once the final sleeve is done blocking, this will get sewn up, and only a year and a half after I cast on it'll be finished!
I was also a bad girl and cast on another project... the good news is I cast it off a few days later!This is the Celtic Cap by The Girl From Auntie. This is a really well-done pattern and Dave loved it. I have two balls of baby alpaca left from Liv, I think I might make one for myself.