Friday, March 06, 2015

WIP - Crochet - Baby Girl Blanket

I have started the second blanket that my niece, Kylie, wants for her future twin grandchildren.
Kylie was after lots of pink for this one. Do you think I have accomplished this? I certainly do.




I really love this variegated yarn. I bought it from The Mill Shop (Wangaratta Woollen Mill). 
I think I should have bought lots more than I did.




Thursday, March 05, 2015

Thankful Thursday


Here's what I am thankful for this week:
  • I scalded my fingers last Friday when cooking tea. One of my fingers has blistered and is still quite tender. I am just grateful that it was only one finger that is sore and not all three that I burned. 
  • my crochet - it feels great to be able to complete another baby blanket. I love how this Boys will be Boys blanket turned out
  • cooler weather - YAY Autumn is HERE! My second favourite season of the year ☺☺
  • smoochy kitties
  • my wonderful husband - I love him more than he realises ♥
  • the boys and how they don't mind walking with me and how they put up with me complaining about sore ankles and legs while we are out

What are you thankful for this week?


Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Completed - Crochet - Boys Will Be Boys Baby Blanket

I have now completed the Boys Will Be Boys Baby Blanket.
I have shown my niece, who requested this blanket for her future grandchildren, and she loves it. She is sure the Mum of the twins will love it. 
Time to work on the Baby Girl Blanket now. 



You can find the pattern for this blanket HERE on Ravelry.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Diabetic Cycle of Care


I had my annual Diabetic Cycle of Care check-up last week. Basically that means you get some blood tests done a few days before your appointment to check things like cholesterol, HbA1c (that's the overall average for your blood glucose levels for the past 3 months), iron level, microalbumin (protein in your urine) and any other test that the doctor/nurse has requested. 

You see the nurse who checks your height, weight, blood pressure and feet. Shortly afterwards you see your GP. My numbers were pretty good. My HbA1c was 6.1 mmol, which for me is pretty much where it normally sits. The only problem, for some reason, I had put on a couple of kilos (about 5 pounds). My GP was NOT impressed. Even though I had lost over 22 kilos (48.5 pounds) since I was first diagnosed with diabetes. Of course you can guess what he said next. Lose some weight. I know it is for my own good that he says things like that BUT if you know me I don't like being told what to do, especially where my weight is concerned. It's like this wall of stubbornness goes up and I want to tell people to butt out. Of course I don't say that but I want to so badly.  

Anyway, I have decided to walk a little bit more. Not as much as my GP wants me to, he said 30 minutes every day, but at least I am moving. I've walked 2 km (1.2 miles) to the shops and back a couple of times this week. My thinking is it's better than sitting on my butt like I usually do most of the time. My GP wants to see me in another three weeks. Let's hope that he will be a little bit happier about me next time he sees me. I guess I shall find out soon enough.

* I just weighed myself and I have lost 1.2 kg (2.64 lb) since I saw my Doctor last week. I will accept a small victory