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auntb
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« on: May 16, 2010, 03:42:57 AM »

Ok here goes. When I started my quest to get sugery I was knitting a sweater for myself. I had bought 1 ball of the most beautiful  multi colored (noro kuryon)yarn every two weeks on pay day until I had 12 (it wasn't enough but I filled in with other stuff). I was knitting a sweater with a 62 inch bust at 5 stiches an inch. If you do not knit that's A LOT of stiches.

Now here's the part that chokes me up. When it looked like I might not get approved and a sugery date before my insurance changed and I wouldn't be able to afford it. I frogged or ripped out that sweater that was an hour from being done as an act of faith that all would be well. It was and I got approved the next week with a date 6 days before the cut off.

This year after the holidays I started it again for a 41 inch bust and am about 5 hours from completeing it. It's now going to be a loose sloppy jacket as I have lost  more weight since starting it the second time. Oh and I didn't have to use any filler yarn and will have some left to make a hat.

And as of today I have lost 100 lbs, 13inches from my waist and 12 dress sizes.

I'm loveing flying the freak flag.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010, 04:01:27 AM »

Woooooot!

Congrats I'm so happy for you!!!!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010, 04:20:33 AM »

100 lbs!!!  WOO Freakin HOO!!!  Cheesy
I would be on cloud 9...and you will wear that sweater proudly even if it is too big, I am sure!!

Linda
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010, 04:54:59 AM »

Amazing loss!  Keep that sweater as a reminder of how far you have come.  So happy for you.
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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2010, 06:40:24 PM »

Wow! That's fantastic!

Patti
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2010, 07:27:27 PM »

YEAH!!!  We'll have to get together and knit sometime.  I just started knitting again after a 25 yr hiatus. Smiley

I am about 2-3 hrs away from having a little sweater knitted too. Smiley



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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2010, 12:40:41 AM »

Amy we need to do that. I just took up knitting a few years ago. Was spending WAY to much time with people in hospitals and needed something new that occupied my brain and hands. Before that I crocheted about 3 tons of lace and sewed and I am a weaver...... That's me plays with string.

Took my son to a fiber fair (he loved it) Now he tells people to "watch out my Mumma plays with pointed metal sticks and isn't afraid to use them in public" Shocked He just cracks me up.
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 06:27:57 AM »

Way to go, girl! So proud of you!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 10:57:14 AM »

Girl that is wonderful!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 09:47:24 AM »

Loved your story about the sweater. Gratz on the incredible weight loss.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2010, 05:20:34 AM »

Congratulations lady!  That is truly freakin' awesome.  Welcome to the century-club!  Hope you post pictures when you're finished with the sweater.   Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2010, 11:02:37 AM »

You are doing fabulous!  Congrats!
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« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2010, 11:07:49 AM »

There is a fiber fair type of thing up in Hastings in August. We'll have to look into going to it.



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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 06:12:57 PM »

Amy I'm in. Thereis one in A2 in the fall also.
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2010, 07:28:33 PM »

congrats on your success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  That is so cool for you!
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« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2010, 11:16:23 AM »

That is so cool!  And yeah, that sweater/jacket is going to be big on you - it'll be nice to cozy up in it this winter - you'll be able to fit two of you in Smiley
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