Sunday, October 26, 2008

Things I love.

1. The fact that I just finished my first truly successful sweater project:

Thanks to my co-workers/buddies Sandra and Bobbe, I finally learned how to seam correctly. I also learned how to figure out how to make a sweater really fit. These things are HUGE - and kind of, um, important to know if you're going to be making sweaters. Anyways. I used 11 skeins of Koigu Kersti, which is very fabulous. Highly recommended. Raveled here.

2. Kmart. I say it all the time, I know, but I really love it. Here are some things I found there yesterday:

Totally cute, no? Reminds me of some of the projects I would like to attempt in
this book.

Martha Stewart approved amigurumi for your Christmas tree!! I have long adored her Sugarplum line, but this gave me a great gift idea - I can do this! Tiny Yarn Animals here I come!

3.'s daily e-mails. If you're on Weight Watchers, sign up to get them right now. Very, very helpful. Oh, by the way, I've lost 35 pounds since May. Holy crap!

4. As a follow-up to #3, these:

Only 2 Points!!!

5. Also as a follow-up to #2, I can't help it - I kind of love crochet:

I started
one of these using mostly Cascade 220. It's pretty fun.

6. Navajo plying:

I'd say this is in between a sport and DK weight - spun from some Lorna's Lace top in Tickled Pink. Supposedly, the navajo ply is not good for socks, due to the join, but whatever. I think it looks real pretty.

7. Jake's new paint job:

That's his 1968 Impala, with fresh paint. It's very shiny, and fun to ride in.

8. Our new patio:

Jake finished this about a month ago - and he made the planter boxes, too. He can stay. I love him.

9. The final harvest from our garden:

Yes!! Sweet potatoes!! They were pretty delicious.

That's it for now.



Lisa said...

Kuddos to you on the weight loss, spiffy sweater and gorgeous, drool worthy Navajo plying!

Tina said...

The sweater looks great and really fits well. congrats on your weight loss!

Kim U said...

Look at you! A sweater!!! Looks awesome & the fit couldn't be better. Great job!

Jess said...

Lady, you rock! And the sweater looks fantastic.

toni (purlygrrl) said...

Love the sweater, love the awesome little turtle, and congrats on your weight loss!

Sarah H. said...

Erin--everything is TOO COOL!

Laurie P said...

Erin, you look maaaahvelous!!! The sweater is beautiful and looks great on your new figure! Love the new patio. Great post!