Don’t answer that, because it’s too late.Â But more on that in a bit…
First, I have to tell you about my incredible Wednesday night.Â Yes, I realize I’m a tad late in posting about this.Â And if you read any other Arizona knitter blogs, this is old news.Â But look!
It’s me!Â With the Yarn Harlot!Â In a really blurry photo!Â I have to say that Stephanie is a really, reallyÂ funny woman.Â But above all else, she is completely and truly down to earth.Â And I absolutely love her description of Arizona. (If you look at the first group photo,Â I’m in the second row, to my left is my sister and Mel’s arm and then to my right is Pam and Heather.)Â As others have said, if you get the chance see her speak and meet her, do so!Â You won’t regret it!
In another fit of craftiness, I learned how to sew this weekend.Â Yep.Â First knitting.Â Then spinning.Â Now sewing.Â I think I might need to look into a second job in order to pay for all of these hobbies.Â Anyhoo, my sister taught me the basics of machine sewing – how to thread the machine, how to use the foot pedal, etc.Â Then, I made a pillow.Â Wanna see it?Â Of course you do!Â Here’s the front:
And here’s the back:
And, just for the hell of it, the side:
Personally, I think it looks pretty darn good!Â Of course, my sister is an excellent teacher.Â However, I discovered that sewingÂ a pillow for a first sewing project is much like knitting a scarf for a first knitting project.Â Great for learning the basics, but they can become boring pretty quickly.Â I have enough material to make three more identical pillows.Â I’m going to make them, but I’m guessing that I’ll never sew a pillow again in my lifetime.Â Ok, maybe I’ll make more pillows, but they sure won’t be squares!
In random news, remember how I had to take my cat into the vet because she had a weird ulcer thing on her lip?Â Well, at the time I had spent $400 trying to find out what was wrong.Â All we came up with was that it was some sort of allergic reaction, but it was an allergy to her external environment and not something internal (which is a good thing).Â The antibiotics she was prescribed got rid of the lip thing, but two days after finishing the medication, the same thing happened to her ear.Â More antibiotics and the ear thing was fine, but it was back on her lip.Â What the?Â Just as I was debating on whether to bring her back to the vet, I discovered the problem.Â I was playing with my other cat in the back bedroom (aka the cat room/junk room/fiber room) and I heard a noise coming from a set of cabinets.Â I looked over and saw that the plastic handle of a bag of fiber was sticking out of the bottom drawer and my not-so-bright cat was rubbing her lip against the sharp edge of the plastic handle.Â I spent $400 and a month of forcing antibiotics to discover that the cat is too stupid to avoid sharp plastic objects.Â $400!!Â So far, her lip is starting to look better, but I’m going to keep a close eye on it to make sure that really was the cause.Â ($400!!)
Finally, since it’s Monday and I haven’t done this is a while… it’s weigh-in time!!
Starting weight: 188 lbsÂ
Weight as of 6/26/06: 173 lbs
Weight loss:Â 15 lbs
Target weight: 155 lbs
Pounds to goal:Â 18 lbs
Have a great week!