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1st Week of BLC/Crochet Poncho/Xmas Potholders

Friday, January 25, 2013

Wow! The first week of BLC21 is over and done with...

I have actually taken a Before picture. I wish I had done that when I first started Sparkpeople, at almost 250 #. Anyway, here is the one I did for BLC21.

I have a goal of 10# to lose at the end of the 12 weeks of BLC21.

One of our first week goals was to Just Do It! I have wondered for two years if I could limit myself to 3 rows on a crochet project per day, so as not to aggravate my tendonitis. I had done nothing to see if I could do so, and when I was thinking about the BLC goal that this would "fit", I happened to get an email from Lion Brand yarn, and it seemed like it was meant to be for me to try to see if I could do so. These were to be done in Homespun yarn, and I had leftovers from other projects done before my tendonitis brought everything to a screeching halt, so that met my frugallness goal for 2013 that I had made near January 1. Lastly, I have a great-granddaughter and a baby girl cousin, and guess who will each be receiving one of these? Here is my first and I plan to have the second done within the week. From the rows to the bottom and neck edging, my three row max is easily fulfilled within a week time frame.

Then there is the progress on my Xmas fabric potholders. I "started" this project in January 2012....yes, I am indeed a procrastinator, but I do plan to do many of these to use up the scraps of Xmas fabric that I have had for at least a decade. Then I will use them as portions of Xmas gifts in December 2013. I am using my need to do crafts, with my frugallness of using up something that I already have.

I lost a pound the first week of BLC21. I am happy about that. I am enjoying my Ivory Falcons team.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSEWCI 1/29/2013 7:11AM

    WooHoo on being down 1 lb!!! Nice job working on those projects! You're doing a fine job Tammy!!!

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URBANLOTUS 1/28/2013 10:55PM

    Wow Tammy congratulations on your weight loss! I love your ponchos and potholders too. So nice to see them :) Thank you for sharing them and you are an inspiration with your determination to succeed. emoticon

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BOOBERRY 1/27/2013 11:54AM

    beautiful project s emoticon I too started a quilt project in December was all gun ho did a lot on it and then lost interest need to get working on it again.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/26/2013 8:17PM

    You are doing great, my friend! Congratulations on the l lb loss! Also, your projects are great. The poncho is darling and anyone would love the pot holders.

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GLASSART43 1/26/2013 2:07PM

    Beautiful projects, Tammy. Glad you're enjoying the Ivory Falcons - a pound a week sounds good to me!

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DEBSZOO74 1/25/2013 10:38PM

    Your projects look great! I'm a procrastinator when it comes to my crafts, too! I hope you get lots accomplished this year. They will make wonderful gifts! emoticon

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DAS92687 1/25/2013 9:53PM

    I emoticon the poncho ... Pink is my favorite color :)
And the potholders are such a GREAT idea !!

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FISHINGLADY66 1/25/2013 8:56PM

    Congrats on the loss and I emoticon your poncho and pot holders. emoticon

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MERRYMARY42 1/25/2013 8:18PM

    very nice, love the ponchos, and such a smart thing to do, I am always buying yarn with big plans and never finishing it, expensive and not too productive either. Way to go on your challenge, 3 rows a day should not hurt you either, I know when I crochet I get very swollen knuckles.

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NORASPAT 1/25/2013 8:15PM

    I too am a pack rat where fabric is concerned. I can crochet but my hands do not like it.

I want to make the potholders that you slip the hands in to pockets and they are really safe for big pots. HUGS Pat.
I will look for a pattern on the net and let you see what I mean. We had them in England but cannot find them here. HUGS Pat in Maine.
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PJSTIME 1/25/2013 4:51PM

    Tammy I love them all. A great way to use up leftovers and get those UFO done at last. Congrats on that pound gone too.

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LILYGAL 1/25/2013 3:58PM

    emoticon emoticon You did it!! These are very pretty and you are very talented.

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