Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Slow Going

Well I still haven't been really doing any knitting, but I have been reading about knitting! That counts for something right? When I put in my book requests at my local library the other week I decided to check this one out, The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs. I have to say that I am truly loving it. I am loving it so much that I am almost done with it. It is a good read and it is more than about knitting. I saw Julia Roberts on Oprah Winfrey a few months back and she is suppose to be starring in the movie. I know the movies aren't usually as good as the book, but I would definitely go see this one with my girlfriends.

Sunday I competed in my first road race of the year. It was only a four miler, but it definitely felt good to get back into the competitive racing with all the other runner fanatics in New York. I am proud of myself for completing the four miles in a little over 42 minutes. I have been trying to get myself back into the running form I use to be in and racing again will definitely assist in my efforts.

I'm also doing really well with the Weight Watchers online. I have been following the points system for 3 weeks now and have lost a total of 8 pounds. Woo Hoo! I would highly recommend Weight Watchers to anyone who struggles with trying to eat healthy. I always knew what I needed to do for exercising but the eating right was always my issue. Now with the help of the points plan, I am eating so much better and feel so much better.

I did mention earlier that I haven't been really knitting. Well last night I made it a point to sit down with my Juno Regina Wrap. Considering this is a lace project, it is slow going. I can only work on it when I am totally alone and can concentrate. I did manage to complete 8 rows of it before I got too tired. When it progresses a little more I'll post an updated picture.


  1. Funny that you should talk about slow going w/ knitting. Misa's post was on the same line. Knitting true lace is def. an alone/ slow project.

    I haven't read the book, but have seen it at my library. I'll check it out. The last book I tried to read that was loosely about knitting, was awful. Loose was the key term in it!

    I am happy that WW is working for you. Kathy said that she was only ever successful w/ weight loss & subsequent management when she did WW.

  2. Hmm, I wrote this long comment and then got an error message. Bummer. Congrats on getitng back into running & losing the 8 lbs! I started reading that book but it wasn't ringing my bell. I really want to see the movie though.

  3. hee hee, you should appreciate this. I got on the scale at WW, wearing my Twist in Mission Falls wool last week. The leader asked if I wanted to take it off. Lo and behold, I had lost 1.4 pounds. BYW, it was 73 degrees F today.

  4. Congratulations on the 8lb. weight loss! Iam so glad WW is working for you. Keep up the good work!

  5. Congrats on the running and the losing weight. Several people have mentioned that book, I think I'll have to read it. I tagged you.