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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!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
My SP directed me to Joy of Handspinning Web Site for demos. I can't see them very well because they're small and on the side. She sent me the book but unfortunately I do things a little better with visual as opposed to reading. Any recommendations on a good spinning video I can get at Amazon or something ?

Thanks Everyone!

Part II

Tried it based on the videos. -=giggle=- You can definately tell where she ended and I began. I definately need a little assistance. I am going to keep my eyes open for any classes. I don't want to ruin the roving to I am going to wait to use it until I have a general idea of what I am doing.


posted by Valerie @ 7:26 PM  
  • At June 19, 2007 at 8:07 PM, Blogger Hattie said…

    You'll get it! I pretty much figured it out by trying it out. I didn't really watch any videos. I started out with really thick yarn that wasn't drafted well at all and I kept dropping my spindle! After 3 or 4 tries at it, of at least an hour each time, I finally figured out how to draft it well, not spin too much, and I got yarn thin enough that when plied was still laceweight! Keep at it, you'll get it!

  • At June 19, 2007 at 10:14 PM, Blogger Sacha said…

    You got my email right?

  • At June 19, 2007 at 10:46 PM, Blogger Your Secret said…

    You just have to practice :)
    Don't worry about messing up that wool. It isn't super good or anything, and I can send you some more if you can't find anything cheap to use to learn on. Most people's first yarn is super ugly, so don't feel bad. Just keep on practicing.
    I'm glad you could wear the shoes and things. YAY!

  • At June 20, 2007 at 8:30 AM, Blogger AR said…

    I need some lessons or something with spinning. I've been trying, but I haven't "gotten it" yet. Good luck! You'll get it. :)

  • At June 23, 2007 at 10:29 AM, Blogger Emily Brutalite said…

    Yaay for being terrible spinners, we'll get the hang of it soon, bud!

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