Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Look at that face!

Must. Knit. Now.
Seriously? I am going to cast on for him when I get home tonight. Look at those ears!
(you know I'll make modifications...and I can already think of a few: like US 3 on worsted weight yarn, not dk and stitching on the facial details)

And, my apologies for the radio silence, work's been a bear, and I started a garden. Yup, will try to update with garden growing fantastic-ness this week. I'm getting zucchini!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

stoopid camera phone

So, I took photos for all you good people, via my Palm Pre, but right now, I can't get them to email. Tonight, I'll take some with the real camera and upload them. I pinky-swear.
But, how about we talk about knitting? I'm in a knitting quandry about my next project. I'm in a scarf mood. I just finished a pair of socks, I need to finish up a sweater (Jared Flood's Huron) and I have 25% of a new sock done. Oh, and 1/2 a baby sweater. I'm in that place. That place where you feel like you have knitting ADD b/c nothing feels right? I've been here for 2 weeks. Hopefully, a business trip this weekend (and into most of next week) will cure that. Nothing like hotel-knitting to get things done, I tell you. I really spend most of my non-working, non-entertaining hours, parked on the GIANT hotel bed, surrounded by pillows, watching bad tv and knitting. Of course, I am checking emails and getting some work done, but honestly, it's mostly it's knitting and sleeping early. A secret: I love work travel b/c it's the only time I have the bathroom to myself in the morning. I don't have to wait for anyone (PC) and I can take my time.

My knitting wish list for the 2nd half of 2010:

1) Finish Huron

2) knit Starsky for my mom

3) knit 4
more pairs of socks
571121403_0cb29bf220.jpg2302161622_9d4268ef9e.jpg467639290_bb786f9b1f.jpg (Clessidra counts as 2 pair)
4) knit 3 scarves
5) knit Shalor for PC :)

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

I do knit. I really do.

I do knit. I promise. I need to find some time to take some photos and show off my recent creations. I'm off to Philadelphia at the end of the week: work stuff. I'm 1/2 excited b/c I have been wanting to go to Philly, but will miss PC and Pumpkin. I'm heading out a night earlier than I need to b/c it was $600 cheaper, imagine that!

Also, I've re-committed myself to playing nice with South beach/low carb central. I am getting back on the exercise bandwagon and eating right. I have this insatiable urge to be active lately, I'm just trying to find my outlets.

PC has become a lean-mean-grilling machine. Yup, he talked me into a charcoal grill last year and I have to say: it's not as slow as I expected and the results are delicious.

So, in the spirit of accountability: daily updates on eating. My modified SB regimine:

  • no pasta/bread/potatoes/rice/noodles/grains
  • only "sugar" is fruit and only 2 servings per day
  • high "sugar" veggies no more than 1X a week (like carrots)
  • lean meat only
  • eat every 2 hours
  • salad 2X per day
  • travel does not equal tragedy

Tuesday, June 8

  • B: non-fat vanilla greek yogurt + blackberries and tea w/ skim milk
  • SN: banana & cashews
  • L: salad greens, grilled chicken, blueberries, cheddar cheese & homemade dressing
  • SN: celery w/ onion dip (made w/ nonfat plain greek yogurt)
  • D: kobe beef, green beans, portobellos w/ feta & side salad
  • SN: hot tea w/ milk