Saturday, March 28, 2009

Hi all,

I'm trying to blog Mon. Wed. Fri, but last night when I went to
blog, I looked at the clock and I needed to get to bed instead.
That's why I'm blogging today.

These are pictures of my knitting. The first is a knitted
washcloth I knitted a while ago. It's been used once and then
washed. There's another red one that's being used today, so
didn't take a picture of that.

This washcolth is one I'm making now. It's my waiting washcloth, that I
knit on when waiting somewhere. I started it while waiting at the mammogram
place, and worked on it for a while at my Knitting group.

After knitting on the washcloth for a bit, I picked up the bulky yarn
and started knitting first a gauge swatch, and then cast on 33 stitches
for a Kindle bag. I measured around the Kindle and it was 11 1/2" around,
so I cast on for 11 inches, figuring it stretches a bit. I also knitted
on it once during the couple days since Thursday. I figure I take the
Kindle places and a knitted bag would protect it somewhat.

My Thursday was crazy for me. First Knitting from 10 - 11:30, Then went to
A.C. Moore to look for paint brushes. Then went home, ate a quick lunch,
brushed my teeth and went for a dental cleaning. Showed the Kindle to them
and they had never heard of one. I went home, this time for 2 hours, before
eating some dinner and leaving at 5:30 for a painting class back in Stroudsburg.
I usually space those things out, but somehow they all landed on the same day.

Turned out I didn't like the watercolor painting or the teacher much. So no
more of that any more.

I got a flyer from my LYS and Annie Modiesitt is coming in April to my LYS.
I want to sign up for one her classes. It's pretty cool she's coming to
East Stroudsburg, PA., to Mountain Knits and Purls, actually in East
Stroudsburg. She's teaching a Jewelry Demo, on May 27th and Combination
Knitting on May 28th. She's also doing a book signing of any of her books
on the 27th. You need to sign up for them at Mountain Knits and Purls
before the class if you are anywhere near it. I'm looking at the flyer
and there is another class of hers on the 28th in the afternoon, called
Annie's Embellishments. Le's see, on the 27th the class is from 7 to 9 PM.
On the 28th, the first is from 11 - 2 PM and 3 - 6 PM.

So, I've been knitting.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hello All,

This is my middle of losing weight photo. I am 67 pounds less
than I was. Obviously, I still have more to go. Altogether
I want to lose 130 pounds.

I still have to search a CD I put photos on for a before picture.
So, haven't done that yet. Knew I wanted to post today.

Today I went for my annual Mammogram. Have to drive down about 45
minutes to get to the place, but it is much more comfortable than
where I used to get them. It was funny, the lady saw me reading my
Kindle when she came to get me. She sat me on the chair in the room,
and asked me about the Kindle, and could she hold it. She says, she
reads a lot, and she has a friend that has a Sony reader who doesn't
like it, so she was interested if I liked the Kindle which I do, very
much. All through the Mammogram, she asked me questions about it.
I think she will order one.

After I left there, I stopped and did some shopping at Wallmart. I'm
starting a painting class tomorrow, and we were supposed to get a pack
of brushes. I couldn't find the pack she suggested, but got one of
25 brushes for any type painting. Hope they are OK.

Well, it's getting close to 8 PM and I want to watch Ghost Hunters.
Can I help it, I like it.

So, yes, I knitted on the washcloth I'm making while I waited out in
the main waiting room. I need to knit a case for my Kindle, think I'll
use a bulky wool yarn that I have.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Hi Everyone,

I haven't taken any pictures yet, sorry.

I've been reading my Amazon Kindle. I got it recently
and love reading books on it. All the Kindle books
are basically $9.99 or less or even free. Any of you
that read my blog have a Kindle? Mine's a Kindle2.

I'm still working on the kitchen cabinets. Only still
have the 3 left that are tricky to do. I was supposed
to do the one under the sink. I still will try to, after
dinner maybe. At least the other two are high rather than
so low. Figured I should get the hardest done first.

I'm going to go to my first painting class on Thursday night.
I need to buy some brushes, and a canvas or something. I'm
not sure what type painting it is. I thought water color,
but not sure. There was no paint on the paper we got telling
us about brushes and canvas.

Going to make a recipe for Flounder tonight. Although time
is flying.

So, no knitting this time either.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Hello Blog land,

It's been quite a while since I last blogged. I now have a goal set to blog every other day except Sunday. Thought I would start that way. No pictures today, but will get better at that also, maybe on the day I don't blog.

I've been losing weight with Weight Watchers. About 65 pounds lost since the end of July 08. Still have many more to lose though. I'll try to get hubby to take a picture and will post a before and during.

I'm doing some organizing. I have a couple organizing things, one a book 'One Year to get getting organized." I really like the book. I'm also taking a class online called the "Extreme Home Makeover" at Brook Noel's site,

Oh, I'm enjoying the Amazon Kindle 2 that I got a few weeks ago. I love it. I've downloaded many books, some I've finished, the one organizing book is on it also, and I have a knitting book, and a bunch of other books on it. I take with me when I have to wait, although I do sometimes knit when waiting.

I've only knitted washcloths lately, so haven't taken pictures of them yet. One is in use, and the other I am still working on when I wait.

I'm thinking of starting that blue cardigan sweater I was going to knit before I started losing weight. I'm thinking now I can pick a smaller size easier, as it will take quite a while for me to knit anyway. I am a slow knitter, especially since I got the Kindle. Hubby frowns at me when I take my knitting to church. Oh well, now he leads the music and has to sit up on the stand. So, maybe I could knit, we'll see. I let you know if I manage it.

A friend asked me what Lifeform was. It's a software program I got years
ago, and it keeps track, if you want, of all you eat and figures out your recipe's too by giving the nutrition info, so I can figure out my points for Weight Watchers. I've been trying to buy cooking magazines and books with Nutrition info in them. Anyway, they do charge for Lifeform, it's at It also keeps track of your weight and a bunch of other things. It used to come on 3 1/2" disks, so when I got a new computer it had (Oh dear, senior moment) anyway that new operating system that Microsoft has. Name is not coming to me, sorry, I had to download Lifeform for it, and silly me forgot to tell them I had it all ready, so had to pay for it again. It's not expensive, something like $20 or so.

So, haven't knitted lately.