Friday, September 25, 2009

Good for a Friday finish, and a new beginning

I finished the lion I featured in my previous post and sent him on his merry way...

I have begun a new little project - emphasis on little - for a preemie baby.  Born at 31 weeks, 15 inches long and 3 lb 5 oz.  Such a beautiful little girlie needs a dainty sweater.

The pattern is Ray of Hope's Premature Baby Set (ravelry link).  Size 3.25 mm needles, Pulcino Baby Wool  Allessandra, a superwash merino, fingering weight (or 4 ply in British Knitting terms). Hope to be finished this weekend.  This is a teeny, tiny, very little thing!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What I've been working on...

Another sort of sekrit project - my first amigurumi!

edited to add another shot that I love: 

A pretty pink hat for a lovely little girl.  Except, this pretty pink hat is too big for the lovely little girl.

I might rip it back to make it smaller.  Or I might make a new one with DK instead of Worsted and fewer increases.  If I make a new one, I'll donate this one somewhere.

It turned out so darned cute.  I wish it was the right size!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Concert - September 12 2009

Some Trace:

and still more, but cute anyway

Trace face

Trace 2

Trace 14

Some Toby:

Toby cropped photo 2

Toby cropped photo 1

Toby cropped photo 3

Click into any one of them and be taken to my Flickr set.  They do look better smaller though - using digital zoom, then optical to get the close ups, they aren't all that sharp.

We had a good time.  Toby was a little TOOOOOO LOUDDDDDDDD, and raunchier than I expected.  But I love me some Trace!  :)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Finished and future and other good things.

Good things and the future:

First on the agenda - ME! 

Last December, I decided that I need to lose weight.  Truth be told, I decided many times before December!  In December 2008, I said, "Enough!" and joined Weight Watchers.  While attending meetings and following the plan I lost about 40 lbs.  My mother experienced a number of medical issues that needed my attention.  My ability to attend meetings was hampered by the care and attention Mom needed and eventually, I ceased attending. 

My original goal was 50 lbs by my 50th Birthday in May.  Some of you might remember that I made it to 40 lbs in May.  I maintained that 40 lbs for the Summer.  A feat of gigantic proportions, I am told by my neighbor, a lifetime member of WW,  as she would have ballooned with the stress of the Mother care and worry.  I didn't balloon, but I didn't actively seek to reduce either.  Maintaining was my goal.  And I did it!

This morning, I decided to jump (well, gently place my feet) on the scale. 

Down 51.5 lbs since December 2008!!!!!  WooHOOO!  So besides maintaining, I have also lost a bit more than 10 lbs!!!! 

As a reward, I am going make myself a sweater out of some lovely, colorful, slightly shiny wool which has been marinating in my stash.  I just have to figure out which sweater pattern will be best for the yarn.  I'm leaning toward a top down Raglan with afterthought pockets.  Afterthought pockets because few of the sweaters I have seen have pockets.  The ones that do are too fiddly for the colorful yarn.


A Finished thing:

I threw down the gauntlet a few posts ago.  Here they are complete.

Up Next?  Trace Adkins and Toby Keith at Nissan Pavilion, Saturday, September 12!

Until next time.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

All Wrapped Up

All Wrapped Up
Originally uploaded by radarkaty.

This package is all ready to send to IBOL to be distributed to the women in need of raw materials to support themselves and their families.

There is a deadline - Mail a package by September 8th.

See the Iraqi Bundles of Love blog for the details.

Click into the picture to see the layers of goodies in my bundle.

SP14 Package received!

A lovely book of beautiful patterns and a great How-To resource as well.

MMMMMalabrigo Merino Silk in a lovely lavender shade. I've been scouting some lacy DK scarf patterns to make for me me me me me!

And a hint - DC stickers!

Thank you, Secret Pal, for the lovelies!

Until next time.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


I found a cause that has a short deadline that some of my fiber friends may like to know about...

Stash busting via donations.

Check out Iraqi Bundles of Love

Mailing deadline this coming weekend.