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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.

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  • v ROSEWCI
    WooHoo on being down 1 lb!!! Nice job working on those projects! You're doing a fine job Tammy!!!
    1249 days ago
  • v URBANLOTUS
    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
    1249 days ago
  • v BOOBERRY
    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.
    1251 days ago
  • v SHARONSPARKLE
    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.
    1251 days ago
  • v GLASSART43
    Beautiful projects, Tammy. Glad you're enjoying the Ivory Falcons - a pound a week sounds good to me!
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    1252 days ago
  • v DEBSZOO74
    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
    1252 days ago
  • v DAS92687
    I emoticon the poncho ... Pink is my favorite color :)
    And the potholders are such a GREAT idea !!
    1252 days ago
  • v FISHINGLADY66
    Congrats on the loss and I emoticon your poncho and pot holders. emoticon
    1252 days ago
  • v MERRYMARY42
    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.
    1252 days ago
  • v NORASPAT
    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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    1252 days ago
  • v PJSTIME
    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.
    1253 days ago
  • v LILYGAL
    emoticon emoticon You did it!! These are very pretty and you are very talented.
    1253 days ago
  • v STUDLEEJOE
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