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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!

Valentine's Day Wishes!
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I hope all of you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!

On a knitting note, I have finished two projects. The Vixen Camisole is all set, I just need to weave in the ends and the Cable Scarf is off the needles and needs to block. Pictures will be coming soon!

In the mean time, I have casted on two feltable couche (sp?) hats. It's my first dive into felting, so we'll see what happens.

That's it for now, but I'll be back soon!

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Blocking the Cable Scarf
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Advice needed..

Do you think I should block the Cable Scarf width wise to make the cables pop a little more? It's curling up a little on the sides and I'm not entirely sure if this is due to the yarn or the scarf pattern itself.

Posting pictures would probably help but my camera is dead. Any advice pre-pictures?


posted by Valerie @ 11:50 PM   1 comments
A New Look for a New Year
After much frustration, I finally got the blog in order again. You like?

I'm particularly happy with the fact that it no longer shifts to the left side. Also, it looks a bit more organized. You know, professional like. -=giggle=-

On with the knitting news!

So I'm about 45% done with my Vixen Camisole. It's knitting up really nicely. I swamped out the yarn I had original intended to use with Koigu KPPPM. I was not liking the way the Tofuties was knitting up. I'm glad to say that I made the right choice. It's really looking beautiful.

The cable scarf is nearly finished. A couple more hours of knitting on it and I'll probably be done with it. Oh, and for all of you who might have Noro Kureyon stuffed away in your stash. You might want to knit it up quick. They seem to be discontinuing a lot of things these days. Yep, you guessed it, my specific dye lot was canceled. I was fortunate enough to find an online store that still had three on the shelf. Yeah! So with those, I'm going to finish up the scarf and make a ear flap hat to go with it. Well, the hat is what I'm hoping to make anyway. I'm waiting on the wool wash to arrive to see if it softens up the Noro. If it doesn't then I might be S.O.L and this gift is all for naught. Unless she doesn't mind a scratchy scarf.

The lace scarf I have stepped back from. To be honest, I'm simply bored with it. It's not a very exciting knit to be honest. I'll probably be knitting on it from time to time, but expect to see it on the "On the Needles" list for a while.

I've got a couple more knits in mind that will follow when I complete the cable scarf and camisole. The first thing I want to CO is the ear flap hat. That way I'll have one birthday or Christmas present out of the way. I also want to re-CO the oversized shrug. This time, I'm going to pay particular attention to the directions and hope to god I don't mess it up again.

That's all for what's on my needles.

On a side note, I bought a ball winder with my Christmas money. Oh, how I adore it! No more annoying balling it up by hand. Now all I need is a swift. I get tired of Grim complaining. -=giggle=- Actually, he's pretty good about it, but it doesn't flow as well as it should. I also bout a little hand held sewing machine. I need to grow a pair of balls and stitch the backing on that baby blanket. I'm scared it's going to mess up in the process.

That's it for the other news. I hope all is well for everyone who reads this.

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Name: Valerie
Home: Troy, New York, United States
About Me: I am 26 years old. I work, go to school, participate in roller derby and knit every chance I get. Oh, I also love hanging out with my boyfriend (Grim) and two cats (Kiya and Sigh).
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