Kitty Knits

April 27, 2008

10 Years in the Making

Today is a monumental day. I have manged to finish my cross-stitched stocking that has taken me 10 YEARS to complete. I started it in the fall of 1998 during my freshman year of undergrad. One New Year's resolution down...many more to go! Now all that I need to do is wash it, block it and assemble it (which I am not counting toward the "completion time" since that's the "easy to do" and "easy to get motivated to do" part). Now it's on to the candlewicking pillow that my grandmother gave to me. I must have started it sometime in highschool and, since she passed away in March, I want to finish it and have it around as a reminder of her. Pictures of all of the above coming soon...

I turn the big 28 this Thursday, and my DH is taking me to Copper Grill. He thinks that I don't know...how cute :) I love lobster...especially the "armless" one from Africa that I will be having on Thursday. I'm taking vacation on Thursday and Friday to celebrate and get ready for MSW. I love vacation...

Weight: Down 2.8 lbs this week
Sock status: Heel now turned due to 2.5 hour flight delay in NYC
Favorite new spot in NYC: Alice's Tea Cup (Sel et Poivre is still high on the list, though!)

April 20, 2008

2 lbs. Sans Lace

Today was a big day...the day of the first "weigh in." I'm down 2 lbs. This deserved more than just a pat on the back. With sushi, shrimp fried rice, a trip to Coldstone for a strawberry blondie, one brownie, bacon, pancakes and cheese pizza behind me, I'm ready to start a new week. This whole diet idea isn't half bad when I consider that I can still have all of my favorite things in that last crucial 24 hour period before the week (and points!) start over. With 22 points left over, I had some serious eating to do...and eat I DID.

My flight to NYC today has been delayed...all day. Note to self: Even though it says that the flight is going to leave at 4:10 online, it does not mean that the plane will not depart early without me. Bummer. Now I have a 5 am wake-up tomorrow. For those of you who are not morning people...you understand.

On another note, I have finished sewing the buttons on the lace knit baby cardigan (sans lace). Viola!:

April 14, 2008

Day 2

Today is Day 2 of Weight Watchers for me...only 17 pounds to go! While I have been cranky all day and my DH now hates me, there is no room for quitting around here! I've got a college homecoming AND a highschool reunion this year. How's that for motivation? So...be looking for my skinny knitter self come May at MSW.

Speaking of MSW, I've got a room and a plan: Check in Friday night...wake up...haul a$$ to the Cherry Tree Hill booth...dash to Spirit Trail. That leaves me in my pajamas at MSW with bad breath. Hmmm...I suppose that some personal hygiene might be in order to avoid offending the "sheep and wool." Although, the DH is going to be doing enough of that for the both of us eating lamb kabobs and lamb burgers right in front of the little guys. Can someone get this man some help? Sick....just sick.

I took a sock class back in March at The Yarn Lounge and made the Whitby socks from Knitting on the Road. One down, one to go. I hope that I don't get SSS (Second Sock Syndrome). Things are looking good so far...I've cast on and been through one pattern repeat. I think that I might be in the clear.
Now that I have over come my distaste for DPNs...I forsee more sock knitting. In fact, I bought some Socks that Rock (color: Blarney Stone) and Denali from Pagewood Farm (color: Ireland). Patterns for these TBD.
In the meantime, I am going to knit a pink ribbon sock with my Shelbridge Farm Soft Touch Ultra (color: Thistleflower). I have finally finished the Lace Baby Cardi (minus the lace). As soon as I have sewn on the buttons (probably after M.M. has outgrown the sweater), I will post some pics.

The baby blanket continues. The good news is that I'm liking the yarn much better now (although 100% cotton is still not in my top 10).

Until next time...GIT 'ER DONE!!