I am currently a little over half completed my second pair of sock yarn socks. These new socks are sour ball green with stripes of orange, purple, light green and brown.
My deadline for these socks is 16 March but I’m hoping to complete it before then. It’s not like I have anything to do this month aside from the Return of the Scrap Yarn Shiver Stopper – Blanket 2013 and that’s an ongoing project. So, nothing in the way. I hope I can get this done in time. :) 3 months ago
I am currently 242lbs with hopes to get below the 240s by the end of this month. I haven’t been exercising much yet but I did do a bit of dancing. Sadly, the main thing that’s going to contribute to my losing copious amounts of weight is the fact that I don’t have much food in the house.
Long story but at least there’s no junk food temptation to bring me down. This is not my ideal means of losing weight and I certainly don’t recommend it for a method. It’s not fun at all.
Anyway, to take my mind off of this, I’m going to do some dancing to The Who, the Scorpions, Leonard Cohen, et al. 3 months ago
I finally knitted a pair of mittens, in the round, with a thumb. Next step, Convertible mittens! 3 months ago
I power walked this morning for the first time in a very long time. I think its been two years since the last time I walked fast like that. My doctor said I should get more exercise and, by golly, I shall. 4 months ago
I have begun culling my books. :’(
It has to be done. There is no way around it. Still, I feel pretty sad about it. A lot of these books have been with me since I was at least 13 years old. Some are much older and one is a book I got from my mother. I’ll not cull that one but a lot of the others aren’t so lucky.
I’m going to try to get Kindle versions for everything I’d like to keep and then get rid of the tree book. For most of the books, I have a read and get rid of policy. :’(
I really wish I had more space but I’ve got to make room for all the new books I’m planning on getting. 4 months ago
I’m knitting a pair of socks right now in worsted weight yarn. I have plans to knit or crochet a lot over the next few weeks. I’m making hats for my aunt and, once I’m finished with the worsted weight yarn, I’m throwing it all into one mega scrap yarn afghan. I’m determined to put a dent in Yarn Bin Overladen this year. 5 months ago
I cleared out Yarn Bin Overladen of all the scrap yarn I had accumulated over the past few years and its now all going into one ripple afghan based on the Easy Windy Ripple/Easy Fiery Ripple Afghan pattern as seen on Lion Brand’s website.
So far, it is five different yarn colorways and many different colors, which I like. I’m going to keep going until all my scrap yarn is gone and, considering I have three hats to make in three different colors, as well as a crocheted baby bee, this thing is going to be even more colorful. 5 months ago
So far, my Norwegian is limited to four words but they’re good words. I must expand my vocabulary. 5 months ago
I am currently half completed my first crocheted pillow. I’m making it to match the Ripple throw I just finished making yesterday. A link for Ravelry users. 5 months ago
I am currently half way done making my very first ripple afghan based on the Berry Bright Ripple Throw which can be found on Lion Brand’s website under the patterns.
So far, it has been really easy. Not at all boring and perfect as a project for me to work on while I do other things like watching Firefly.
It’s my hope to finish this project before the end of December.
A link to it for those of you on Ravelry. 5 months ago
I got the official diagnosis in June of 2011 but have had symptoms going back as far as 2008. I really want to beat this. It’s not fun having to stay in the house all the time, even on good days, due to anxiety issues.
Without a doubt, the worse thing I’ve had happen since this whole ordeal was when my mother got hit by a car a few blocks from me and I was unable to make it to her side to comfort her because of this silly agoraphobia. Thankfully, she survived but it only solidified in me the goal to beat this once and for all. 5 months ago
How I did it: I was surrounded on all sides by waste, clutter, and I decided to do something about it by making a goal on this site to go a whole year buying only foods and other necessities.
I packed away all but a small change of clothing to save water. In reality, I didn't need more than a few items of clothing, so the large numbers of clothes I had collecting dust in my closet did absolutely nothing for my wardrobe or my asthma. What didn't get donated as part of my other minimalism goal was given away. What few items I kept but didn't wear that year, I packed away in one moderately sized box.
All those years, I'd been moving clothing around that, for the most part, I hadn't worn since childhood. It was like a weight being lifted once I saw all the extra space in my closet and from there, the goal was on.
I didn't 'snack', I didn't go in for frivolities, and I did everything in my power to get the most out of whatever we had. I think I had home made bean burgers for an accumulated six months straight as well as other foods made out of home. It really expanded what I could cook. I even attempted, unsuccessfully, to make bread and it was through this [and a recipe on The Frugal Girl] that I eventually did learn how.
I also created things on my own. Everything from my own Winter items to household items like slippers and things via knitting. It helped my skill level increase and enabled me to sell some excess items for profit or give some away to friends/people in need.
I made a proper budget, went to the library over buying new books, DVDs, other items, and I even used their freely available internet services [including free wi-fi], which saved a bundle and managed to get me economically back on form despite the phone getting cut off since I was still able to find jobs and different research studies online.
I ate a largely veg*n diet which saved a bundle. I'm not waving political flags with this one either. When I was doing this goal, making [and growing] my own veg*n food really was cheaper than buying meats, milk, and fish. At the time, the latter mentioned items were skyrocketing in price at a much quicker rate than veggies. Plus, growing your own herbs practically takes up no space.
I'm still in the red, but I'm nowhere near as bad off as I was at the end of 2007.
Doing this goal has helped me really appreciate [even more] just what is of value and what isn't as well as how to tell the difference. Read how I did it… 3 years ago
I did it!!! I completed one sock!!!
Of course, I just /had/ to take a break from sock knitting to make the Blue Curacao shawl. I’m almost done with that though, so soon it’ll be back to the needles. :) 11 months ago
So far, I have been meeting or exceeding my fitness goals. I’ve been exercising for between 30 and 60 minutes nearly everyday with only one day missed this past week. I’ve been avoiding junk/fast foods completely. I’ve been drinking at least eight cups of water per day and I’ve been taking my vitamins without fail.
I made a promise to myself not to weigh myself until a month has past but I definitely look like I’m losing weight. I haven’t tried on any clothes or anything but I feel smaller and fitter. In a month, I will weigh and measure myself and start trying on clothes. 12 months ago
I am working on a ball of yarn I’ve previously knitted up twice.
The first time, I made a mistake and had to frog it.
The second time, I tried the half completed sock on and realized it didn’t fit.
Now I’m working on the hope that three’s the charm with this thing. It doesn’t matter if I have to do it five hundred times, as long as I have sock yarn to work with, I’m going to keep trying to make these socks until I do it. I’m determined to make a pair of sock yarn socks. 12 months ago