I’m Making a Dishcloth!

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Look! Look! Look! I am making a dishcloth. I have never knit or crocheted anything before. Last week a client had a loom and was making a baby blanket and she showed me how to do it. They come in all different sizes and shapes. I started this just a couple of hours ago and it is quite easy.  I also bought a longer loom so maybe one day I will make a blanket.

Yesterday I went and had my damn yearly physical which was actually last done in about 2010 even though I thought it had only been about three years. It is just so uncomfortable the whole weighing and measuring of me. Yes, I am overweight. However, my heart is tickety boo and my blood pressure is perfect. All my blood work is excellent. My doctor looked in my ears, listened to my heart and lungs and felt my breasts. I did not need an internal exam because I just had a hysterectomy. So if I can just manage to lose about 20 30 40 pounds I will be good.Actually, I am down 5 pounds in the last few weeks by not eating any processed food. (i.e. anything from  a bag, can, jar or box.) I am only eating actual food. Fruits and vegetables, meat, milk, cheese and nuts.  If I eat rice it is brown. I don’t eat a lot of potatoes, just yams. (Yam fries in my Acti-fry.) I am never hungry and have not been exercising because my recumbent bike has a problem with the bearings and I am waiting for new parts. But the weight issue with me is ongoing. I like to eat and I like to eat crap. I like potato chips and french fries and chocolate. I eat when I am happy, sad, stressed, calm…  If I do ever manage to lose 40 pounds I will be at a healthy weight. My doctor is not particularly concerned with my weight but I know how it goes. Gain 10 pound every year and then there will be a problem.

netfOn a sad note…

I no longer can steal access U.S. Netflix via a paid service. (Is it stealing if you pay for it?) Netflix has become privy to unblocking services so now I only have crappy Canadian Netflix that has about 50, 000 less titles. My poor deprived world!



16 thoughts on “I’m Making a Dishcloth!

  1. I love your wash cloth. It’s amazing how rewarding making something by hand can be, huh?! I just went to the dr too…..I did have an internal exam, my heart and bp are excellent, but I too am overweight and yes, I love to eat. I eat for all sorts of reasons. You and I could be twin sisters… And I am so sorry about Netflix. We are cancelling our cable TV and only using Netflix and Amazon prime.

  2. Birdie, I tried to knit about 40 years ago and failed miserably at it, so you are doing great! As for the weight issue, you are not alone, and it is always easier to gain than to lose weight. I wish you all the best. Love and hugs.

  3. Blogger is eating my comments again…pretty yarn Birdie. I’m glad you’re feeling better today. Cheers!

  4. You sound good. I like knitting. Just never seem to have time to do it anymore. When mum was dying I finished a toque that she had started. Then I made the big a couple of toques and then I quit.

    Take care woman and don’t worry about your weight. I was underweight most of my life and it didn’t make me any happier.

  5. Sorry about the Netflix but congrats on the dishcloths! They look lovely! Right there with ya and the weight, cept I ain’t down 5 for anything! Keep up the hardwork :o)

  6. I’m impressed with your dish cloth! it’s such a creative and talented thing to do, nice one Birdie

  7. I can crochet a chain. Just a chain…that’s it. Can’t figure out how to make it into anything else. And that weight thing?? Um, yeah. Right there with you. We are trying to eat clean over here too. And nothing white except milk. It’s harder than I thought it would be.

  8. I truly think that the way you’re eating is the best way to live. Honestly. Now- do I do it? Not recently. I try and honestly, I don’t eat that much processed food. Keep it up, girl! And the dishcloths are lovely and keep that up too!

  9. I love the colors of the dishcloth. So girly.Oh, that little Netflix chart was funny. I should be ashamed, shot or both. We have Netflix but don’t even use it. Too busy.

  10. I am very excited about your dish cloths. I have one of those looms that was my mother’s but I had no idea what to do with it. I also have a ton of yarn. Going to YouTube to see a demonstration on how to do this and can’t wait to try. About Netflix…what?? Why fewer titles? Crazy!!

    • Grannie Annie,
      It is insanely easy. I used this tutorial but there are many others.

      Let me know how it works.

      I think it is really cool that you have your mom’s loom. 🙂

  11. My aunt used to make those wash cloths for my sisters and me. She was always knitting or crocheting something, and we were the beneficiaries at Christmas and birthdays.

    I’m battling the bulge, too. It’s an ongoing battle that never ends.

    We were getting Netflix through my son and DIL. They gave us their password. Suddenly it quit. We couldn’t get a thing. I can’t figure out what happened. They have a subscription that allows several people to use their Netflix by using their password. Anyway, we signed up for a new subscription of our own. I can’t live without it.

  12. Sorry about the Netflix. Love the loom. I might try that, it will be good on days that I need to rest. Great job on the not eating processed foods but I gotta say, cheese, is a seriously over-processed food. But I get it, some folks love their cheese.

    That being said, here’s to whole foods and the power that they hold.

    • I try to get local and organic when I can. But yes, I do enjoy cheese a couple times a week. Mostly stay away because of the fat. I could eat it everyday!

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