Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy 100th Post!  Yay!  I never thought I'd make it.

Lots of pictures to post today.  First, I finished my Mingus socks.  The picture is of them still in progress, but they are finished now:

Mingus socks

And a close-up of the stitch pattern:

Mingus Sock close-up

Here's the in-progress Eastscarf:

Malabrigo Eastscarf

I love the way the Malabrigo is working with the pattern. The slight color variations in the yarn really help to make the pattern pop. I constantly have other knitters ask me if the pattern is difficult and they don't believe me when I tell them it's very easy. I am actually to the section of the scarf which is a 6-row repeat so it is pretty boring now.

In my previous post, I mentioned that I reached my 10% goal at Weight Watchers. Here's the keychain that I got for that achievement:


I am amazed at how well Weight Watchers is working for me. I am so happy that I finally realized that losing weight intelligently was not something I could do on my own. What I love about it is that the program teaches you how to eat in the real world and shows you how to live in the real world without depriving yourself of things you love. For Valentine's Day, Patrick and I went to the Bedford Village Inn for dinner. I had a caesar salad, foie gras encrusted filet mingnon, and strawberry amaretto mousse. I was able to eat the entire meal within the parameters of the plan and I don't feel guilty about any of it. Knowing my body, I will have a larger loss this week than usual in spite of that meal! I also really like the Weight Watchers e-tools. They have great recipes. A couple of weeks ago, I made a delicious black bean soup which ended up more like a stew:

Black Bean Soup

That soup lasted me a whole week. I like to try a new recipe every now and then. It's nice to do during the week when Patrick is gone so if it doesn't work out, I don't have to subject him to my experiments.

Back in the craft world, I sold a necklace on Etsy last week, so that was a pleasant surprise.  I am also working on a commissioned bracelet.  I am getting close to being finished with that.  There's a lot of sawing silver involved so I'll be glad when it's done!  In fact, I should get back to work.  

Thanks for all the support and I look forward to sharing my next 100 posts!


Jennifer said...

Congratulations! And your socks are great--is that Noro Kureyon Sock? I have a skein and have been waiting for the right pattern...

Diana said...

It is Noro Kureyon Sock. I love the stuff. My LYS was clearing it out last fall and I made away with 5 skeins.

Anonymous said...

The stitch pattern for the mingus socks is really interesting looks like it was fun to knit.