Health Update and some pics

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Since my last post I had some really good doctor's appointments. I wrote about it on my desertfoodlover blog over at http://desertfoodlover.blogspo
e.html but to sum it up, I am still 229, and my A1C is down to 5.6 plus cholesterol was normal. Tomorrow I finally have the dentist appointment I've been needing. I suspect they will find several cavities (because my old dentist had before health plan changed) and set a 2nd appointment to take care of those. I hope that is all that's needed.

I have been working on a new loom knit cap design. Here are some photos as I have worked through various prototypes. I almost have it down! I suspect the next one will be perfect because I now know how I want to make the brim, and I have the rest of the cap down.

1st Attempt:

2nd Attempt:

3rd Attempt in a different colorway:

I'll be making the brim a bit deeper so it pokes out in front more, but overall I really like the shape of the hat, the way the edges lay down and don't roll, and the way the brim is shaped and sized other than the depth of the brim. Plus I made the most recent one out of my favorite colorway "Lakeside" which matches the colors of clothes I've been whittling down to as I move towards 33 items of clothing for the next 3 months. Won't really need warm hats, but there are still occasional cold nights, or times I go somewhere with AC that I can use a cap like this that doesn't cover my ears. Plus once I get it sorted out, I might put the pattern for sale on ravelry since a lot of people have said they like it.

Also, I just found out I am one of 3 who are receiving scholarships to attend the Men's Knitting Retreat in Greenwich, NY in May 2013. I am VERY excited about that and really looking forward to being around other men who knit, learning from them, and having an east coast get away. Should be a blast!

So all in all I'm doing well. Just taking it one day at a time for the most part. Every Sunday I try to blog on too which is where you can find out more about Project 333 that I'm gearing up to participate in and some other things.

Hope all here are doing well!

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    thanks all!
    1772 days ago
    Great good-news blog! Congrats on your scholarship to the Knitter's event. Fun times ahead for you : )
    1778 days ago
    Thats a beautiful cap. Wow. I had no idea there was a men's knitting group, I will have to pass that along to my guy friends.
    1778 days ago
    It sounds like you are doing great health-wise. /good job on getting to the dentist as it is really important to our health.

    I love the hats. So cool that you have been given a scholarship for it. I'm sure you will have a lot of fun at the retreat.
    1778 days ago
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