Okay, so I know I usually just post about knitting related stuff, but I thought I’d share this for anyone that was interested. I’ve been trying to eat more healthy and lose weight. I have a food journal that I’ve been posting in a little bit about things, but I want to start posting more there. Anyhow, on with what I wanted to share!
I found this great website the other day after misalady posted about it in her journal. It’s called Spark People. So far I really like it. It gives you a meal and fitness plan, you can track all your progress, post to message boards, read tons of good articles…. all for FREE. Seriously, 100% free. I was all set to join up on eDeits again, and paying for it, when I found the link on her journal. I like it BETTER than eDeits (which I’ve been a member of before). It allows you to easily change your meal plan – even just one part of it. Say instead of cream cheese on that bagel, you want peanut butter – no problem, a couple clicks and it’s changed! I really like that because eDeits doesn’t offer those options at all. Anyhow, you should check it out! The link below is a sign-up link. You don’t have to use it, but if you do, I get points (that as far a I can tell aren’t worth anything). Either way, I think it’s a great site and pretty easy to use.
My SparkPeople Profile
Also…. I straightened my hair today and I like how it looks. I might start straightening it more often now.
More on the things I’ve been knitting lately in my next post :o)
I’m a thirty-something who lives in Cincinnati, OH.
Crafting, for me, started young - I can’t even recall a time I wasn’t crafty in some way. My first foray into yarn was doing plastic canvas embroidery and making Barbie doll furniture. Not long after that I learned to crochet from a book my grandmother gave me after asking to learn what she was doing (she crochets, afghans mostly these days). After that, I took up counted cross stitch and then came sewing when I took two fashion design classes in high school. My mom had a sewing machine from my great grandmother and I taught myself to sew from patterns on it. I still use this same sewing machine today!
I started knitting in 2004 when a co-worker was pregnant with her first child and I wanted to make something for her. I bought a “learn to knit kit” from Lion Brand for a baby hat and booties set. I did make the baby hat and booties (with very few problems) and ended up gifting them to the co-worker. I wanted to make a blanket, but I wasn’t quite able to get that done in time since it took a lot longer then I’d imagined! It wasn’t until the end of 2004/early 2005 that knitting really took a hold of me. Now I love knitting and almost always have a project with me, even if it’s just something small when I’m out and about. I like a wide range of projects depending on my mood. Sometimes I like a good challenge knit and other times I enjoy a lot of stockinette or garter stitch. I love Ravelry for keeping track of my projects and for finding new things to knit - I feel like I’m always spending time on there! It’s also a great place for getting to know other knitters, crocheters, and various fiber enthusiasts.
In the fall of 2008, I purchased a spinning wheel from someone on Craigslist. It’s a Babe Fiber Starter, single treadle wheel and after a bit of trouble getting used to it, I’ve managed to spin up some fiber. In January of 2012, I found someone local that was selling their Lendrum DT and it came to live with me! The Babe now lives with Jen (aka piddleloop) and she’s learning to spin. I’m still trying to find time to spin along with knitting, crocheting (occasionally), and whatever else is going on, but I work it in here and there.
I’m sure there’s something I might have left out here, so if there’s anything else you want to know about me, just ask :o)
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wow, you look really look different with your hair straight…and it looks so long!! hope you have a happy easter.