Friday, July 18, 2008

The sweater is done!! Yahoo

Well the 12 month sweater is done. I can't believe it. It will be good for fall as a jacket. I just recently knitted a shawl which has many different colors. I found this neat ball of yarn at "Just for Ewe" in Marblehead. That is a very dangerous place for Henry and me. Kinda went over our limit of spending. My friends think I have a yarn fetish, YEAH! My mom has supported my knitting.  She went yard sailing with Roger and  stumbled on  16 skeins of yarn. Needles to say, she picked it up for me. It is  pretty khaki and brown. I think I will make another shawl. I find knitting so relaxing and I enjoy it very much. It kinda replaces medication. Ha Ha. So if anyone is interested we meet at Borders every Thursday at 6:30pm. There is plenty of people to help you. Last week when we were in Borders, a young peoples church group was in having a get together. They were quite interested our knitting group. All of sudden two young men ask us to teach them. In no time Jo worked her magic and they were knitting. The young ladies said they were coming back in two weeks to knit with us.  So even the young people like it. I think it would be fun to knit squares for a blanket to donate. Just a thought. Anyone interested?

Well I started my South Beach diet. I have lost 7 pounds. I increased walking to 7 days a week and trying to work on some wieghts. I would like to lose 20-25 before the weddings. I think the forties have caught up with me. I just think I would be much more comfortable and definately happier.

Well,  thats all for now. Everyone have a great day and enjoy. 


Heidi said...

Congratulations on your knitting!! David's mom showed me how to knit awhile back and I absolutely loved it, however I never got the hang of it. For some reason the scarf I was trying to make went in and out, in and out, instead of remaining constant. My grandma quirie knits, crochets, and cross stitches, and I wish I had not only learned it but retained the knowledge. Ah well. I have my knitting bag, yarn, etc sitting on the shelf, maybe I'll get back to it someday.

As for you losing weight, that's awesome. Doesn't it stink how age and gravity catches up to us? It's funny how you aren't thinking of it and then all of the sudden you look at yourself and say whoops! Keep up all of your hardwork and it will definitely payoff. I myself have been in a running rut but I think after this week of pushing myself out the door I'm getting back on track. At some point we'll definitely have to find a 5k our family can all do together. I know we wouldn't all walk/run together but the pre and post activities would be a ton of fun.

saroth said...

That would be awesome. I am in, but walking. I have been telling Henry I wanted to add 5k walks to our walking schedule.

Therese said...

Congratulations, Shelly! I am looking forward to seeing you wearing your new creation. It's probably too hot to even try it on these past few days.

I try to knit when I can, but I have quite a "collection" of yarn myself. I don't know if I will ever make a dent in the sewing, knitting, etc. craft supplies that I have. Oh well, they are also fun to just look at, touch, and imagine what they may someday become.