Wednesday, July 14, 2010

She Shops, She Scores!!!!

Holy Knitting Needles Batman!  I was at Zeller's yesterday and as usual, told myself that I was not going to buy any yarn.  Oh those sneaky Gods of Yarn!  They made me pass by a table with yarn on it at ridiculously low sale prices! I saw some lovely bamboo yarn in a soft pink and it was marked down from $4.97 to $0.83!!!! There were 17 balls all the same dye lot and I bought them all! It is sooooo soft and sooo pretty.  I don't know what it will become, but I have it next to me and when it decides what it will knit into, I will droolingly start to knit or crochet something beautiful.  Perhaps I will take it to my daughter's  Georgian Bay cottage and knit while sitting on the beach enjoying the sun, sand, and a wine cooler.  Oh ya!  Everytime I wear or use the finished project I will remember the place where I made it.  Yep, that's what I'll do.  "Sitting  on the dock of the bay, knittin' my time away...."

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where Was I?

Doesn't she look ambitious?  At the very least she will be able to crush anyone with those thighs, while she knits them a tensor bandage! 
I've been wrapped up myself in various challenges that life has thrown my way.  The good thing is that I'm really getting healthy again.  I thought I was okay for my age..70 plus, but after a visit with my physician 3 months ago I found out that my miscreant ways with food and hardly any reall physical endevours were catching up with me. So, I put down the knife, fork, knitting and put on my Boogey Shoes aka Nike walkers/runners and got outside.  With my friend Sher, I joined Weight Watchers again.  Last time was in 1977!  I had forgotten how much fun those meetings can be.  I have to watch myself that I don't talk too much, I love being around such positivity!
My knitting hasn't suffered.  Still like to pick up new projects, and something made me pick out some of my stash yarn and start to make little shawls/wraps.  No pattern, just outta the head.  I've completed  3 of them and now I think I want to use a more complicated pattern, maybe lace. That challenge will make me use the brain cells for sure. 
So long for now.