Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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swetpmnkygrl is doing 17 things including…

Knit a Harry Potter scarf


swetpmnkygrl has written 1 entry about this goal

Hermione knits and so should you

I knitted a POA Potter scarf for my youngest sister last winter. It took what seemed like forever. I started in November and it was meant to be a Christmas gift. Unfortunately knitting that much in the round gave me a repetitive wrist injury which had me sidelined for two weeks (although I still worked a row or two every few days unbeknownst to my doctor). Once the swelling went down and I could move my wrist without feeling searing stabbing pain, I went back to work in earnest. Eventually I did drop one stripe repeat in order to finish it earlier and sent it to her finally in February. I was very proud when it was done and loved it so much I almost kept it, but she had already been informed of it’s existence for her and I let it go…...reluctantly. It was so long that both sides reached my knees and when wrapped around my neck there was no way any wind could ever touch my skin. It was like magic!!!. I will definitely do this again so I can have one for myself except this time I’ll use a merino wool (if I can find in the right colors) instead of acrylic. It was a little stiffer then the actual scarves look in the movies and I think a natural fiber might achieve that. I recommend it to anyone who loves Harry Potter or knows someone who does.


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