I plan to use them to mark my achievements, and each kitty will get smaller when I do. The number stitches at its widest part will equal my weight in kg. (That is a bit more then the original pattern). I plan on using embroidery, some other amigurumi techniques, and a little bit of creativity to show what each one means to me. i.e. for trying a new veggie I would have one with that veggie in mini form or for losing certain amount of kgs I plan to stitch the lost amount on the kitty. I can only imagine that through the year I will find creative ways to showcase the good, and sometimes hard parts of dieting, but I believe in looking at the positive in life so the kitties for the low points will be encouragement kitties.
I have in my stash a “mini skein army” as I call it and I have been saving them up for this project. When I saw the dust kitten pattern (Ravelry) from Itsy Bitsy Spider Crochet I knew it would be perfect for the task. I am in this weight loss with the support of my parents and a good friend who will all be doing WWs and a normal dieting and exercise routine, but I am doing the UK version while they will be doing the USA version. Since my blog is updated with other creations I plan on updating with a kitty at least once a week. I will be starting on the 1st of January (with my friends starting on the 11th).
I love crocheting amigurumi, so I figured this would be a way for me to see my progress and feel good about my weight loss. I am doing this for health reasons, not for vanity (personally, I like my body but I know I am overweight). My first few kitties will include my starting one, one with those rocker shoes (the ones that tone while you walk), and a “say good bye to soda and hello to tea.” I will be making a special badge for this to go on my blog’s front page to be linked back to IBSC during this next year.
I know this will be an exciting adventure and I know these kittens will make it more enjoyable, because when I will look at them I will know what I have accomplished. They will also be featured on my WWs blog to help others, since there is a crochet and knitting group on there.
To a wonderful year ahead! Cheers!