|Goals for the 26th year
- Quit Smoking.
- Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).
- Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).
Leave the State for vacation.
- Pay off my credit cards.
- Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)
- Publish writing.
- Sky dive or bungee jump.
- Start a work out routine.
- Debate with someone and try to see their side.
- Walk for a cause.
- Take a dance class.
- Read a book a month (at least).
- Give a gift to a stranger.
- Hang out with my brother more often.
- Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.
- Volunteer my time outside of school.
- Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).
- Maintain a sick time balance at work.
- Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.
- Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)
- Learn to walk in heels!
- Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).
- Take a financial workshop.
- Learn to cook/cook more often.
- Go Camping!
- Stop spending all my money on coffee!
| An Introduction
| Saturday, January 20, 2007
|This is my first entry in my brand new knitting blog. I don't know how popular this is going to be but I thought what the hell and made one anyway. Knitting related news, I went to A.C. Moore with a fellow knitter and friend Liz. Unfortunately the 75% all yarn sale was a sham. It's only 75% off selected yarn. I bought 4 skeins of LionBrand Homespun for my poncho and 2 soft RedHeart skeins with some fuzzy soft yarn to go with it for my Grandmother's scarf. She ended up getting two different shades of pink RedHeart for a Coat for her friend's puppy. I know everyone turns their nose at RedHeart but the stuff I got for my Grandma was the soft stuff. I tested it myself and would never make anything for my Grandmother that was sh*tty. So There! =P
I am currently working on two projects. The first one is a basket weave scarf for my boyfriend's brother. It sucks when you are almost done you have a little more to do then you run out of yarn. So I have to make the hike up to A.C. Moore about 45 minutes away (the A.C. Moore closer to me doesn't have the yarn I am using)
1st Row- (Right Side) Knit
2nd Row - Purl
3rd Row - K2, *P4, K2; Repeat from * to end
4th Row - P2,* K4, P2; Repeat from * to end
Repeat last two rows once more
7th Row - Knit
8th Row Purl
9th Row - P3, *K2,P4; Repeat from * to last 5 sts, K2, P3
10th Row- K3,*P2,K4; Repeat from * to last 5 sts P2, K3
Repeat the last two rows once more
Repeat 12 rows
I'm pretty happy with the results. It's a little bulky though so we'll see what happens with it when he puts it on. I hope he wears it, this thing is the first real pattern I have ever tried.
The second project is a shoulder wrap made from Lionbrand Ribbon Yarn. I'll post pictures as I work on it along with the pattern in case anyone is interested.
More to come later.
|posted by Valerie @ 9:54 PM