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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, March 24, 2009
Someone is having a baby! That means I get to test my hand at baby knits! Woohooo!

I don't know why I'm so excited about that, but I am. =P


posted by Valerie @ 8:31 AM   0 comments
Small Update
Sunday, March 22, 2009
So the boob holder is officially off the needles. I'm not sure if I mentioned that in a previous post. It turned out rather lovely if I do say so myself. Unfortunately, no pictures yet. I'm waiting on it to warm up enough around here so I can take pictures outside. At that time I will also take picture of the Vixen Cami which I believe I'm going to leave as a tube top. The problem now is finding a tube top to go underneath it. I can't seem to find them anywhere, then again they might not be "in season" yet. Pictures will be posted soon though I promise.

In other knitting news, I'm having a blast knitting up a couple of things for my 1950's swap partner. Since she knows who I am I'm not going to be posting any pictures of those either. Sorry guys, I know it's rather dull but I don't want to spoil the surprise.

The cloche has gotten a million compliment when I wear it out in public. I even had a couple of people who believed I was fibbing when I said I made it. -=giggle=- I was rather proud of myself at that moment. I've come a long way from garter stitch scarfs that's for sure.

So, due to the fact I cleared out yarn from my stash the only natural reaction was to buy more yarn. -=giggle=- $80 worth to be exact. I know, I broke the bank on that purchase but oh well. My excuse is that I was buying myself birthday presents. Pictures to be posted of the yarn soon but in the meantime, I got 2 skeins of Cascade yarn in deep reds, blues and blacks, 2 skeins of this lovely Patagonia Cotton Fingering yarn in greens and browns (to match the Cloche) and some wool yarn in black and grey, which Grim picked out for slippers. He's positively fascinated with the felting process. He never believed that this bag looking thing would turn into the Cloche and beamed with pride when it turned into the lovely hat pictured below.

So I've got the lace scarf still on the needles. Yep, I'm that bored with it. Along with above mentioned 1950s projects. Then I think I'm going to start a skull cap for my friend's birthday along with his fingerless gloves.

Hope everyone is well!

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posted by Valerie @ 9:51 PM   0 comments
Thursday, March 19, 2009
There were some questions on my comments I wanted to respond to:

M.C. - So cute! It looks perfect, how did you manage to felt everything so evenly?

Honestly I don't have any idea. I just kept throwing it back in the washer until everything looked the same. Then I pulled/stretched it into position. Unfortunately, I didn't take into consideration that my skin doesn't take well to itchy yarn. I have to wear a headband under the hat. It makes it a little snug but noone notices it.

J-Smacks: I agree about having a knit-in. Isn't there one coming up at Barnes & Noble? Or did I miss it again?

There is one this Sunday in Troy. Take a look at the Hudson Valley Knitters Forum on Raverly. I think they have the information. I'm definitely going to try and make it.
posted by Valerie @ 11:19 AM   0 comments
Project Spectrum FO #1 - Cloche
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Not only is this my first time actively participating in Project Spectrum, but this is also my first machine wash felting project. I have to say, I think I'm in love!

Click on image for larger prints.

So what do you think?


posted by Valerie @ 2:30 PM   4 comments
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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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