Monday, March 23, 2009

Silly Picture and FOs



So...here I am making the silliest face in the world while Ian was taking my picture on my NEW bike- an Electra Townie 21D. Isn't it soo cute??!! (and, for those of you who don't know me personally, I'm REALLY short - 5'1" - so the bike may look very small, but it's actually the perfect size for me) LOL!

Ian, the kids and I had a blast riding our bikes up and down our street (and down to the local playground). The kids had the most fun watching me wobble and tilt on my bike because I haven't been on a bike since I was about 11 years old. They thought I was sooo funny - and I was slightly humiliated and embarrassed. Tim was very nice and rode his mountain bike next to me down to the playground, "just in case....I...fell". Thank, Tim. (half sarcastic, half gratitude)

This past week, though crazy, was pretty productive - knitting-wise. I was able to finish the Golle Molle Baby Cardigan (Ravelry link), start the kids' Hai -Riyo dragons (Ravelry link) for Easter, finish knitting and designing a new free pattern (will be up on Ravelry soon!) for Ivy Brambles, and finish up my Polwarth handspun yarn for this pattern (Ravelry link). (Which I hope to start today!!!)

Don't have too much time for blogging today, but I at least wanted to share some pictures of my FOs.

Spring Savasana Socks by Gina House for Ivy Brambles



and...side view....with 1x1 ribbing going down through the heel flap:



Golle Molle Baby Cardigan by Randi K using Rowan Pure Wool DK in white



Oh, and I'm up to 54 pounds weight loss on Weight Watchers. Woo-hoo!!! I've gone down 5 pants sizes, 1 bra size and 1 shirt size. I've been walking 12 miles a week, doing yoga every day and lifting weights - light ones for now. Only bad thing about that is...I'm sooo super hungry all the time. Argggh!!! I've had a craving for thin spaghetti with meat sauce (not just ground turkey, but real meat!), garlic bread and a chocolate milk shake. Man, I wish those meals-in-a-pill from the Jetsons cartoon were already invented.....

9 comments:

Sonya said...

Love the bike! And the FOs. A big WOW for you!

Kathleen C. said...

Great bike! Love the color!

Hmm... are the cravings new or have they been a part of this all along? I was wondering if the longer days/Spring coming on was revving up your metabolism somehow?
Silly question though I guess. It's not like knowing the answer to that will give you any help... what're you going to do? sit in a dark room?
Good luck! You can do it...

Gigi said...

So did you purposely color coordinate your socks to go with the new wheels? Stylin' bike Gina! Have a blast with it. =-)

Hmmmm, maybe the bear in the basket could wear the beatiful sweater? Nah, it will look better on the baby. Perhaps he needs a hand knit scarf to keep his neck warm?

cayli said...

I was thinking the same thing about the colors! Matching bike and socks, very cool! That sweater is totally cute and a big WooHoo on the weight loss!

Jackie said...

Adorable silly face, FOs and bike! You're doing great on the weight loss, now I want spaghetti.

NH Knitting Mama said...

Hi, Gina!

Wanted to pop over and say hello. Love your new bike - and you look FANTASTIC! Glad to see you are healthy and doing well!

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