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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!

A Return
Thursday, September 17, 2009
It's been a very very long while since I posted anything resembling an actual entry in this thing. However, it's time to get back in the saddle.

This week I have been struck down with an acute onset of Diverticulitis so I've been couch ridden since Monday. It's been a rather painful experience which has resulted in a loss of 5 lbs. However, with all that time on my hands it's given me a fabulous opportunity to knit! That's my silver lining.

I've successfully completed 3 projects:

1. Another Boob Holder - This one is for the end of season party this Saturday. I wanted something cute to go over my little black dress since the weather has been a little chilly. I'm just waiting on my bead order to come in before I can call it complete. Here is a picture of it that I took while I was knitting it up:

Yarn: Cascade 220. Used 1.25 skeins of it and it knitted up perfectly for this piece.

2. Reversible Neckwarmer - Ever have a pattern that you like so much that you can't wait to knit it but when you're done you realize you'll never use it? That's the case with the neckwarmer. I used Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Astrakhan for this piece and I'm pleased with how snuggly it turned out but it doesn't have the bulk that the Patagonia in the picture does. I also reduced the needles used from 11s to 10s which made it smaller. As a result, the neckwarmer has now become a headband (once I get buttons).

3. Fingerless Gloves - With winter fast aproaching I decided I needed to bang out a pair of gloves to match my black hat. I cast these on last night and finished them in about 4 hours. I'm really really pleased. The Knitpicks Shine Worsted was an awesome yarn choice. It's sooo soft! I'm planning on attaching a button to the bottom to give it something extra but for the most part they're ready to go.

That's it for projects in the last couple of days. I've done some other things since that last time I posted, not much really but here they are:

Rollerskate Baby Booties for 2 of our prego derby girls:

Cabled Bag:

Derby Leg Warmers:

That's about it for recent knitting. In other craft news, I started exploring the realms of decoupage and cigar boxes.

This is for my swap partner. I recently signed up for the Tim Burton Swap and decided to use the opportunity to play with some ideas.

It was a ton of fun. A lot of trial and error but altogether fun.

Well, that's it for now. More pictures and another post to come soon.

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Name: Valerie
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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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