Sunday, February 28, 2010

food and yarn defects

I'm starting a new workout program called the P90X. It's claim: to transform your body in 90 days. It's supposed to "confuse" your muscles so your body never hits that "plateau" and stops producing results, giving you the best results possible in 90 days. Now, normally I'm not one for infomercials or a big believer in the "claims" they show. I know they pic the best results. But, I actually know someone whose done the program. So, I'm going to try it!
And enough with the plug. Part of the package was a free membership to Team Beach online fitness site with forums, exercise tips, recipes, etc. I got a wonderful recipe off of that site...with a few adjustments of course! Actually...I saw the recipe and thought...I want one...and the only thing my recipe and the one on team beach body have in common are the eggs...

So, here it is...My breakfast burrito...there are onions, yellow bell peppers, tomatoes, chili and paprika, and cheese...YUMMY The shell was a south beach low carb tortilla...don't recommend them...they are VERY crumbly.

So, I've been knitting a beautiful lace tank top out of the Caron Simply Soft in heather grey (I've been drawn to grey's basically the only color I wear...that or some shade like black or white or deep navy blue...some color palate..). Anyway, I don't usually have any problems with this particular happens to be my favorite. It's soft, warm, and beautiful. So, I'm knitting this intricate lace pattern, and I come across this:

really? are you f***ing kidding me??? I had to put it down for a minute and breath because I was so mad. It turned out to be an easy fix...I just gently pulled out the white stuff. But, this was only the first spot like that. There were at least three more (and I haven't finished the skein yet). I hope that it was just this skein and not the whole dye lot that is like this.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

So, last week my friend and I went to Hobby Lobby to pic out yarn for his girlfriend's scarf. Here is what we picked out!

The yarn is super soft and I think the scarf is going to be really warm! While I was there, I was thinking about my sewing machine, and how all I've done is make a few cat, I decided to get fabric for my very first corset! I picked the st. Patricks day fabric because a) it's my first corset and I didn't want to by $15/yard satin fabric only to ruin it! and b) because St. Patricks day is just around the corner....I don't usually celebrate because St. Patrick was a bastard, but, it's been americanized and it's now an excuse to drink! I was going to wear orange just to be different, but this fabric was SUPER CHEAP!! maybe I'll but orange ribbon on it so I can wear both colors....It can symbolize the unification of north and south Ireland! anyway....I'll post pics when each project is done!

I've also got another project on the needles...I'm a test knitter for a pattern called vines, and I told the girl I'd have it done by the end of's a tank top...i better get working!