Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Borders

Hello everyone I only have time for a quick post today but I do have a nice and juicy project update for you all.

Today is really dreary and I have on my Shapely Boyfriend Cardigan to keep me warm at work.  I would rather have a hug from my real boyfriend though.  

Warm Sweater

Half way done with the border
I am so in love with this blanket.  It has kept me warm as the summer nights cool when I have been working on this blanket.  I am considering backing the blanket because of all of my weaved in ends but I probably won't do that.

I bound off each side with a size 9 needle to give the edge some give and I think it will square up nicely once the other two sides are on.  Hope to pick up all of the stitches tonight.

That's it for this week.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis

<3 Heather

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Highs and Lows of Life

So one of the reasons for my lack of posting lately has been some major changes in my life which are both good and bad.  I guess we can start with the good.

The Highs

Saturday July 5th, I went on an amazing date with a wonderful guy.  We met on eharmony and this was our first time meeting each other.  I was nervous but really had no idea that my life would change during that lunch.

So he decided to try on my glasses
Joe made me laugh and swept me off my feet in one afternoon.  He turned out to be everything I ever mentioned about a guy and more.  He is nerdy and sweet, kind and funny, and makes me want to be a better person.

Aren't we cute?

Seriously people I am in LOVE.  Since that date, we have been inseparable and I can't describe how happy I have been.  I don't really remember what life was like before July 5th.  Really this has been one of the major causes of my distraction and I wouldn't change I for the world.  :-)

The Lows

A couple things have really made this time suck too.  While I am deliriously happy and in love, I am also stressed out.

I made the decision earlier in July to break my lease and move home.  Between school tuition payments and my medical bills I just couldn't make things work anymore.  Dad has been awesome and is helping me break my lease.  The original plan was to be out by the end of September but that took a quick detour on July 29th.

It was a normal work day and I was plugging through email when my dad calls out of the blue.  He asks me if I'm sitting down and proceeds to tell me that he's been let go from his job.  What a crazy turn of events.  So I moved up breaking my lease and the past three weekends have been spent moving stuff home.  I am about half way done with getting the stuff moved but it's still a sad sight.

I love my little place but I know this is the right thing to do.  So I am sorry that things have been a bit quiet around here.  I think once everything is settled down, I should be back to my regularly scheduled programming here.

<3 Heather

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (Update 5)

Image by Wade Kelly
I have another collage photo to post.  I realized that I like these monthly look backs on how I am changing and improving my life since the surgery.

I wouldn't say things have decreased to a crawl but I haven't been to the gym in ages.  Unfortunately life has gotten in the way but I think I should be able to find a better routine come September.

I have lost 103.4 lbs since my surgery in December for a total of 133.4 since September.  While I am not always seeing the scale wins, I am now mostly wearing size 18 pants.  I was super pumped on Sunday when I was able to wear size 18 jeans from the Gap and a Large T shirt.  I think the last time I wore a Tshirt that didn't have an X in was Fall semester freshman year of college.  Score!

In news about my hair saga, I am starting to grow some back.  It's weird because when i have my hair down I can feel all of the short strands on top of my head.  Hopefully they grow quickly.

All in all I feel great!

<3 Heather

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIP Wednesday - Still Distracted

Geez the summer is slipping away fast and I am still super busy.  I wanted to pop in and say hello and show you some progress I've made so far this summer.

Got another manicure

working on the border

So this is an older picture but I wanted to show you all how the border is working up.  I actually cast off this side and am working on the other side.  I really think I chose well with the camel.  I work on this thing in fits and spurts but I am making progress.  It's great TV knitting because it's mindless while keeping my hands busy.

Willow Square Blanket

Willow Squares!
I have gotten a few more squares done and I love the combination of colors.  I did however make a decision to rip out the single crochet row and add a double crochet row. I have a bit of rework to do but I think the end result will be a nicer, fuller blanket.

It's a sweater!
I am really pleased with the progress on this sweater.  I really think the end result will be better than my original planned stripes.  But it's been to hot to think about a sweater.

That's it for this week.

For other WIPs check out Tami's Amis

<3 Heather