Done With Orchid, Time for Some New Projects

I’ve finished the Orchid Top by LilyGo. I’m very satisfied with it, and I just might make this again.

I’ve been working on my own design which I’m calling “Connecticut Avenue Jacket.” All of the crocheting is done, and it’s now blocking. All that is left is to add the buttons. I used a Tunisian x-stitch and finished the edges with reverse crochet/crab stitch. I took good notes on this one. Might write a pattern.

I’ve also been working on some small projects that I’ll share later, and I finally got around to putting up some pics on Ravelry of a few old projects.

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Orchid Needs Buttons

Finally done with the crocheting. My White Orchid is blocked, and this weekend I will find some cute buttons for it. Ew, looking at the photo I can now see that this top was nowhere near aligned when I pinned it. I will use a ruler next time instead of just eyeballing it.

Hope I haven’t gotten to fat to model this.

Speaking of weight, I’ve just come off a 14-day fast. Nothing but fresh juices and water. I lost 10 lbs. I will be doing this again in a few months. I cannot wait to get my cholesterol checked again.

White Orchid is Almost Complete

Working on the single crochet border and button band is taking some time since I chose to use such a tiny gauge. The end result is so worth it, but I swear I used twice as many stitches.

Now I have to find some pretty buttons.

There’s one problem, though. I’ve gained more than 10 lbs since I began this project and I don’t think it’s going to fit. I have to lose some serious weight. Not just to fit my crochet (LOL) but for my health.

Most people wouldn’t think I have much of an issue to look at me. Just a few pounds overweight, but medically I am OBESE! I’m wearing a size 12 right now (barely), but my body fat is much too high and it is affecting my blood pressure and cholesterol. My doctor called me last week at my job and told me no more red meat and no fried foods. I could do nothing but laugh. She thought she had upset me, but I had to confess to her that I was eating some fried okra as I was listening to her. LOL! That was definitely a sign. I didn’t tell her I was eating fried okra and fried plantain.

Take care of yourselves, everybody. I’m definitely going to make an effort to do better.

Happy New Year!