Me.....it was a combination of good and bad. The bad part...
The resident cookie monster that lives inside of me came for an extended visit. Normally I am not much of a cookie person, but homemade cookies....that is an entirely different story....what can I say other than I am weak. Thankfully we are thru Hannah's fund raising frozen cookie dough. :)
Sooo............not one pound was lost this week...not a one.
Now the good...
I didn't gain a single pound either. :) I climbed on the treadmill every day this week and followed that with a mini session of pilates. I really hate to exercise, but I have to admit that I do feel better once I am done. One of the things that Wii Fit has shown me is I truly AM unbalanced. Years ago in high school I had a pretty serious hamstring injury that still bothers me occasionally even though it has been years. I don't think I put as much weight on my right leg, which has left that side of me a wee bit weaker and much less flexible, so I am working on that now. :)
Friday's tip: If you are craving something sweet, this yogi tea will curb it with zero calories. The sweetness of the licorice in the tea gets you right in the back of the throat and satisfies that little craving.....and by the time you have finished a small pot of tea you feel full from the water in the tea. (at least I do)
Yes, that is some Licorice tea in that mug. :) Above I mentioned Hannah's fund raising. She has worked hard at raising money to go to Washington DC with her class. She casually mentioned the other day that she would like me to make something for her to wear over her formal dress that she is going to wear on their cruise dinner.
Holy crapola.....what can I knit and knit quickly? First I pulled out the dye pot to see if I could match her dress. It's a kind of aqua blue and silver. I dyed some merino/bamboo worsted weight yarn that I have a solid blue that matched her dress to a tee. I then did that same color but added some silver to the pot. Ken and I had bets that she would choose the solid more boring one but she surprised us and picked the other. Hmmm.......
(it's raining here today, so the color is off somewhat in these pictures)
Then came the pattern search. We all know that I am not a fast knitter, so it had to be easy peasy. I remembered the cute little shrug that Terry had made for Bethany and hoped that the pattern would work with the yarn. The gauge swatch was spot on, but I wasn't liking how floppy it was looking, so I went down a needle size knowing Hannah is very small. I am much happier with the fabric........now my fingers are crossed that she will like it. :)