Friday, February 8, 2008


Main Entry: mo·ti·va·tion
Pronunciation: \ˌmō-tə-ˈvā-shən\
Function: noun
Date: 1873
1 a: the act or process of motivating b: the condition of being motivated2: a motivating force, stimulus, or influence : incentive, drive
— mo·ti·va·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
— mo·ti·va·tion·al·ly adverb
I've had a tough week, so I've indulged in my drugs of choice: (Sleep, Books and Knitting.) I'll blog about my week in another post, I don't want to mix them.

What I DO want to talk about is my new diet motivation tool. When I first learned to knit, I bought an interchangeable needle set. I was new and really didn't know what the industry offered, so I bought the first one I came across. And, in its defense, it has been a GREAT set and has saved me oodles of dollars buying needles and various circular needles. But now its starting to show its age and the connections are starting to strip...causing me to drop stitches (and lose my mind) in the middle of projects.

So I poured myself into finding a replacement set. Now all I need to do is lose the 10lbs and claim it. I've given it to Papabear to hold until he verifies I'm at my goal weight. I REALLY want lets see if my motivation gets a kick in the @$$.
The set looks like this
(I bought some extra long cables for doing the Magic Loop)

And the needles look like this:

Also, I found a great new low-tech stitch counter. The beads are held in place by "figure eights" of the floss. (For detailed instructions, email me)

Then you slide a bead down after you complete a round.

LOL you get the point:

Anyway, that's all I have to jabber about today.
Take care....Love, Ang

1 comment:

Dina said...

That's quite a motivator! I need something like that :)