Weighing in.

I weighed in a day early today because my nutritionist is not in the office tomorrow. I lost another two pounds! Let me tell you, I have not seen this weight since Elodie was one. I feel so much better, look so much better, and I'm enjoying my new way of life. (I may or may not be eating chips right now...as a reward)

Also, I have some more finished objects to show you!

First up is my lace sampler scarf that I designed for the Knitting Room's introductory lace class that I'll be teaching next month.


The scarf has four main lace panels, which are repeated, as well as "blanks" for the knitter to design their own or leave plain stocking stitch.


Because this scarf is knit with my own handspun, and I didn't have the exact yardage figured, I did end up having to cut out a repeat near the end so that I could finish the scarf. I literally had less than a yard left.

Next, I did some contract knitting last week. A lovely person from my town hired me to knit two baby scarves. These were knit with *cashmere*. All I can say is lucky baby.


I really enjoyed this pattern. It was super fast and adorable. For the scarves themselves, I pinned out the pink one while blocking, while I laid the white one flat to dry. You can see the difference in the sizes. Just goes to show you what a difference blocking makes.


I've also finished Terra's baby blankie, but I'm not going to post the completed pictures until it's in her hands. I love surprises!


Weigh In Friday

I got weighed in on Friday. I lost another 2.75 pounds, which is awesome! It was also the second day of my cycle, so I was pretty bloated. I'm down to 169 pounds and now have a BMI of 27.2. YAY ME!

My goal is to lose 2.5 pounds each week until Christmas. That'll be a weight loss of 55 pounds in six months. Not sure if I can do it, but it'll be awesome if I can!



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I promised you pictures, and pictures you shall have.

I currently have four projects on the go, three you can see and one secret one. I'm working on a goal-weight cardigan.

Stranded cardigan

This little curly-Q is going to be a cardigan. I'm going to steek (AH), and it'll have raglan decreases for the arms. Here's a picture of my stranded pattern (I'm designing this).

stranded cardigan

I'm knitting it to fit me minus 30 pounds (my goal weight). So about a size six or eight.

Next on the docket is a baby blankie that I'm finishing up for my friend Terra. See, Terra is expecting a little munchkin in March, and wants to knit only wee baby things. I can't say I blame her, so she bribed me (with lace) to finish this blanket. It's Hemlock Ring, also known as the Swamp Thing pre-blocking.

Terra's Hemlock Ring

I'm just really excited to be casting off. Really excited.

Terra's Hemlock Ring

The cast off for Hemlock Ring takes FOREVER because it's essentially like knitting three rows while casting off a blocked edge, and in between every four stitches, you increase five to make the hole. It's a nightmare, but worth the result.

And finally, I'm going to be teaching a beginner's lace class at The Knitting Room in October. So I'm designing a little sampler scarf for the students.

Sampler scarf

It consists of four blocks--

Joined Rectangles
Sampler Scarf

Sampler Scarf

Sampler Scarf

Wandering Ivy
Sampler scarf

And then one more block that the students will design together as a class to really understand how to chart lace.
Sampler Scarf

I think the overall effect is quite pretty and delicate looking, but they're not particularly complicated patterns. Contact Annie at the store if you'd like to join.

The pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry once the class is over. :)

Oh, and the other thing I promised. As of today, I have lost 20 pounds. In three months. As my great-grandmother would have said, Hokey Ned.


Stay Tuned

I know I haven't been posting much lately. Tomorrow, however, I will be posting my weigh-in update and pictures of a blanket I'm finishing for a friend and a new cardigan I'm designing for myself. Check in...