Wednesday, December 17, 2008

DISHCLOTHS





I joined a Dishcloth Exchange on one of my Yahoo Groups last month
(something I don't usually do because they have a strict deadline and
I thought I'd never be able to meet a deadline on a project)
... anyway I was very happy to get the partner I did so I went ahead
and 'designed' a set of 4 cloths for her in colors to represent the
4 seasons. After having recently finished a baby blanket on which I ruffled
the edges, after I knitted a pattern square for the first cloth, I decided
it was too plain although it was a beautiful lacy pattern (the 1st one I did
was the Summer cloth - green & off white) I decided to ruffle the edge... so I did.
Not only was I really happy with the quite unusual resulting cloth, but I was
getting compliments from all who saw me knitting it at the various yarn shops and places to which I visit during the week. I made all 4 dishcloths, plain ruffling 2,
and ruffling the other 2 with a ruffled 'feather & fan' pattern.
B E A U T I F U L... if I must say so myself. heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeheh

STARTING OVER ESSAY . . . Hmmmmmmmmm

I think that's been my life.... ALWAYS starting over and not getting anywhere.
Well, I finally feel that particular self-produced 'rat race' is over. I've been staying home
which in this awful winter weather was quite easy to start doing. I never before 'enjoyed' staying in... always running out early in the morning, originally for work and then just as habit leaving me no time to 'do things around the house' as they say. Yesterday I noticed that this has now changed as I first went out at 4PM. My knitting projects are also being finished in a timely manner and I've finally been sticking to my Herbalife/WW combo program. I do the HERBALIFE shakes for breakfast & most lunches and then have a sensible dinner and have finally been losing weight. It's so easy with HERBALIFE. I count WW points because I want to be sure I don't go over in that "sensible" dinner (( smile )). Because of all these positive moves I feel that "starting over" will no longer represent 'me.' (( s m i l e )).

Sunday, December 14, 2008

STARTING OVER ((( A G A I N ))) ?

((( heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeheh ))) Well, my resolution to keep up with this blog on a ... at least weekly basis... has FAILED badly.
I'm going to re-resolute ( ? Hmmmmm ) to do it now.
TO BEGIN - today I spent 1/2 the day cleaning clutter. That's probaby why I don't keep the blog current 'cause mostly what you'd hear about is my cleaning clutter. It's much better than it has been but there's still quite a bit to go. I'm having my friend Kiki come up this week to pick out some stuff for her new apartment. So far she's gotten unused flatware and dishes - both still in their original box. This week I've already put aside some towels, a throw, candlelsticks, a clock radio and she needs Bakeware which I probaby have in excess also. Walking around the apartment I find myself staring at spots which are now 'normally bare' which were STACKED with things for years. I MUST thank "H" here who has helped me more than he liked but has been a great help and without whom I could never even attempt this huge job.