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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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    WooHoo on being down 1 lb!!! Nice job working on those projects! You're doing a fine job Tammy!!!
    1754 days ago
    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
    1754 days ago
    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.
    1755 days ago
    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.
    1756 days ago
    Beautiful projects, Tammy. Glad you're enjoying the Ivory Falcons - a pound a week sounds good to me!
    1756 days ago
    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
    1757 days ago
  • DAS92687
    I emoticon the poncho ... Pink is my favorite color :)
    And the potholders are such a GREAT idea !!
    1757 days ago
    Congrats on the loss and I emoticon your poncho and pot holders. emoticon
    1757 days ago
    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.
    1757 days ago
    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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    1757 days ago
    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.
    1757 days ago
    emoticon emoticon You did it!! These are very pretty and you are very talented.
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