Monday, August 25, 2008

Random thoughtsand dieting

It's been a while since I've been here to update the blog.  I completed a pair of socks and finished a BSJ for the Ravelympics.  I didn't think I'd get the socks done, but perserverance paid off.

I've been trying for about 8 months now to lose some weight.  I'm down about 13 pounds, but it's slow going.  I do the Walk Away the Pounds videos and try to watch what I eat, but I seem to have hit a plateau and can't break through.  I suppose I either need to up my exercise or change it up some, but I tried the Firm videos and I can't keep up.  They move too fast for me to learn the moves enough that I'm not all out of sync with the video.  I don't know what to try next.

It's quiet around the house these days.  I have several projects on the needles including a pair of mittens for one of my granddaughters, the Great American Aran Afghan (been working on this off and on for over two years now), the Pacific Northwest Shawl,and a mitered sock yarn blanket. The Take a Turn Sweater from Knitwords is on the Artisan and will hopefully come off today or tomorrow.  I need to get some more hats done and some mittens to go along with them.  I've also promised one of my granddaughters a pair of pink socks and my son has chosen green.  Those are both to be out of Knitpicks Essential sock yarn and the yarn is here.  I think I'll do Earl Grey for my son, but something plain for my granddaughter, but I may yet change my mind.