Aside from getting sick, I had a great weekend. I was able to finish my blanket by weaving in the ends, taking pictures and washing it. I even have the post for Friday all ready queued up and ready to go. Go me! While it was a bit chilly, I was able to get some of the golden light before sunset to set off my blanket. I can't wait to show everyone.
Other than that, this week was fairly laid back. Other than knitting things and going home for church everything was pretty quiet.
I have been going to a nutritionist about my weight and she has me on a strict diet to help me lose weight. I can't have fat, sugar, carbs, and dairy but I have lost 15 lbs so far, basically all I can eat is lean protein and veggies. I figured that given my knitting speed, I wouldn't be able to wear it until next fall so I decided to make it with a 42 inch bust.
I began with a new skein of yarn and once that was used I ripped out the needles on the old sweater and started to use the yarn that was already knitted. I was about 4 skeins into the sweater and I didn't want to rip it out and re ball it. So I am carrying around 2 sweater, once that is growing and one that is shrinking.
What I didn't anticipate would be how much faster this is going. I think because I understand the pattern I can just zoom through it. In a week and a half, I have already surpassed what I made on the other sweater. I just finished the waist shaping and have 8 more rows until the hip shaping. I actually think that if I keep up this pace I may be able to finish it next week. Thank goodness for large needles and chunky yarn! I haven't been this fast on a project since my first hat.
I haven't had a chance to work on this given my dedication and focus on the shapely boyfriend cardigan.
Well the new skein of yarn came in last week but I haven't restarted it yet. This skein is actually wound with the orange on the outside, so now the internal debate begins orange first or green first. I am actually going to wait until November to start. If I dedicate to working on this project like I have on the cardigan, I may be able to turn it in for nerd wars.
So that's all for this week.
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