Saturday, April 25, 2009

Berry Cherry

Next top done!
Who knew? Amy O'Neill Houck gave us this formula for making top-down garments using a pattern called Sweet in September of 2006. I wonder if she had any idea that this form of crochet would be so popular, that's in my opinion. I have trouble imagining making a top one piece at time and stitching it together ever again. That is unless I am making a creation by someone else.
Again, a different look achieved from the same pattern. The neck is different and the stitch is quite different this time. I also added a tassel to cover a flaw.

It is bright, bright, beautiful day my son came to visit. Always good to see him! He was my photographer today. I think he did good.

Keep stitchin'

Friday, April 24, 2009

Weight Watchers news

Ok folks, I'm down 5.4 lbs!!!!
I can't get too excited because I have a long way to go. It's still nice to see the scale go down instead of up. Anyone else fighting the battle, don't give up we can do this!!


I just finished another top that will be posted when I get pictures under good light. In the meantime, just for my fix, I made my first amigurumi today! I found a pattern on ravelry for this cute little doggie that was fairly easy to make. The instructions were not very clear but together with the symbols I was able to figure it out with very little error. I think the head is too big for the little body but other than that I think I did pretty good.

Awwww, isn't he cute!!! Just think I don't have to feed or work him either.

Keep stitchin'

Monday, April 20, 2009

Weight Watchers

I'm finally getting back to posting...YEAH!!! I joined Weight Watchers at the beginning of the month and have spending time in the books trying to get a bit of an understanding of how this thing works. So far I've only lost 4 pounds but every one of those little buggers that melts away counts in my favor. My biggest problem is eating enough to get all my points in, never thought that would be so hard to do. Some people don't realize that if you, if I, don't eat enough it's just the same as eating too much. So eating 3-5 times a day is very hard for me. I tend to get so busy that I don't want to stop to eat or maybe it's that I have gotten used to pushing hunger aside and focusing on other things. Now I have to retrain myself to pay attention to the hunger pangs in order to be successful.
In the meantime, I continue to crochet. My newest top, Orange Sherbet is done. I finished it a couple of weeks ago and have actual worn it but, as I mentioned, I've been busy with Weight Watchers. Anyway, Orange Sherbet is made pretty much the same as the Ocean Breeze top. There are slight variations that may not be noticeable to anyone but me.
Keep stitchin'