Saturday, February 16, 2008

The New Yarn Diet

I've decided to go on a diet. A weight loss diet. My goal is to loose ten pounds by May. It's not a huge goal but I think it's obtainable. Why am I calling this a yarn diet? Because yarn is my reward, of course! When I loose my ten pounds I get to buy two skeins of Camel Spin. For every five pounds I loose after that (ha-ha) I get to buy another skein of yarn.

For the record, my current weight is 155.8 pounds. The first five pounds will be relatively easy. My weight usually fluctuates five pounds in any given week. It's the second five pounds that will be really hard. No more sweets and more exercise.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Faster the second time

I didn't feel like dragging my spinning wheel through the rain to Abundant Yarn tonight. Instead I took my Mom's sock. For some reason my Mom's second red Jaywalker sock is progressing a lot faster then the first one.

I think this one is going faster because I'm not letting myself start The Little Guy's next sweater until I finish this. I'm either going to knit the Baby Surprise Sweater or the Pea pod sweater.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Day One and Day Ten

Beginnings and endings. Today was day ten.

It was also day one.

I did a little research. It turns out Amish Friendship Bread has nothing to do with the Amish. In fact, it is believed to be started by Girl Scouts. I've decided to start calling this Cinnamon Friendship Bread.

I'm not sure how long I'm going to be to go unless I find something to do with the bread. The bread takes a lot of ingredients. At least I found homes for two of the three starters.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Making Bread

On Tuesday my neighbor gave me starter to make Amish Friendship Bread. She also left me a couple of slices as a sample. Let me tell you, it's cake. Not bread. Making the bread from the starter is a ten day process. Today is Day Five when I add to the starter.

In five more days I'll be able to make two loaves bread. I will still have enough starter to pass along to three people and keep some for myself to start the process all over again. My goal is to see how long I can go for. I have no idea what I'm going to do with two loaves of this cake every ten days (or the left over starter). That's a lot of bread.

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