Friday, January 14, 2011

Something on the Needles

Since I am a beginner knitter I decided I should get something back on the needles so I improve and do not feel like I am learning all over months from now.  I had to take the yarn and needles to my daughters home yesterday and get casting on lessons again.  This is the same shawl pattern I used to make for my best friends birthday present. This one will either be a birthday or Mothers day gift if I do not get it done on time for the birthday.  I was able to get the border done this evening but it is really something I want to be able to pick up and work on in the mornings while I am having my coffee and watching the news before going to work.   I have found that I can use the long needles easier than the circular ones and I can actually knit quicker.

Last week was my first week of the diet and I started out at 154.4 and weighed in at 152.4 on Friday.  Today I got back on the scale and my weight was 150 pounds even.  I lost a little over 2 more pounds this week and that gives me the encouragement I need to continue.  If I loose 2 pounds a week I certainly can meet my weight goal by April 1st.  I hope you will not get tired of hearing about the weight loss but it helps if I am telling someone besides hubs how it is going and hopefully you all will help me stay accountable. 

I have a list a mile long of things I need to work on this weekend.  I hope to get some fabric cut for the next border on the quilt, some crocheting done and maybe tackle cleaning out another closet or cupboard.  I know the weekend will not be long enough.  I wish you all a great weekend!  Blessings!


From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

So happy to heat about your weight loss. I am not going to say my weight unless I lose it all. But on my first week of Weight Watchers I lost 3 1/2 lbs. I was shooting for 5 lbs. so I was a little disappointed. My weigh-in is on Monday and I'm hoping for a 2 1/2 lb. loss. On another note your knitting looks like its coming out nice. Very pretty color.

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

Congrats on the weight!!

Your knitting looks great - and I love that yarn. I was going to suggest circular needles when I first saw the picture. I'm just opposite from you - if I can't use my circs, I don't knit. I'm spoiled to Addi stainless steel circular needles.

Have a great weekend - hope you get a lot done.


Rose said...

Brenda congrats on the weight loss so far!
I really like the look of the yarn you are using and it just happens to be my favorite color. I hope you will post a pick of the finished product.

Bee Lady said...

Hey keep posting your weight loss to us, we won't get tired of it. It motivates me. I started today actually but doing pretty good so far!

Good job on the knitting. It seems that casting on is alwyas hard to remember for some reason.