Friday, October 29, 2010

I Lost...

3 1/2 lb in my 1st week of Weight Watchers Online.  Woo hoo!!  I'm sure that my daily push-ups, crunches & squats along with this week's 5+ hours of karate training also contributed to my success.  As black belt approaches in 6 weeks, my goal is becoming a reality.  As I give myself a quick pat on the back, I sign out and assume the position.  50 push-ups... Go!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Ahhh...  beautiful Lake Tahoe...  What a perfect setting for 60 women to share their love of knitting while relaxing amongst the camaraderie of like-minded sisters! It was a luxury to leave the responsibilities and obligations of everyday life to focus on luscious fibers, exquisite designs and experience the soothing rhythm of clicking knitting needles.  The chill in the air gave us the opportunity to wear our lovingly created hats, scarves, wraps and sweaters, a treat that our beautiful California weather seldom allows us.

I treasure those four days of fun, freedom and bonding.  Learning new techniques and skills taught by sister guild members shows the talent and expertise that exists in our group.  I appreciated the opportunity to knit a square to contribute to the Land's End Share the Warmth project.  The games and raffles were fun and entertaining.  I was inspired by all of the entries in the neckwear contest, and I was honored to be awarded 2nd place for my "Emerald Bay Crest of the Wave" scarf.

Thank you to the Camellia City Stockinettes Retreat Committee for your hard work and attention to detail which resulted in a fantastic event.  I look forward to next year!