Happy New year!!! No purse-day today, folks. I’m actually going thru a huge cleaning phase and I’m going to be giving/selling a bunch of bags that I have collected over the years. Yarn too. lol. I”m just going to be keeping the things i cannot part with, but the rest of it is leaving me.
Why you ask? it’s time I quit living underneath a pile of stuff. ok. it’s not that bad. It’s bad enough though. I spent the last 3 nights cleaning out my garage b/c it’s a 2 car garage and I can very comfortably fit my car into the garage, but I would like to be able to fit 2 cars in here comfortably. I have stuff here that doesn’t need to be kept by me. I have already started ebaying alot of collectible hello kitty stuff. (EEEEK! NO WAY!) Anyway, I”m pretty proud to say I got rid of half of the crap in my garage. So much of it is crap i DO NOT even need! junk! My garbage men are gonna be pissed at me tomorrow, but oh well. 🙂 Some of the stuff I have is cute/nice/whatever and it all needs to go to a good home and not be kept here by me, unused and unloved. I have a GIGANTIC box of purses/bags that i never ever use. yarn? omg. i’m prepping up a few boxes (large moving boxes) worth of yarn to be sold off/given away. I swear, I have enough yarn to stock a small yarn shop. When the yarn upstairs in the guest bedroom closet starts taking over the actual guest room, it’s time to get rid of alot of it.
I have been knitting a bit. apparently it’s hat time. I’ve gotten a couple of requests for hats and I am all about hats. 😀 That hat I was working on last week? Turns out i don’t do proper gauge swatches. WHen I was knitting on Thursday, Botgurl looked at the hat and said it looked really small. Guess what! It was so small, it would fit a baby, not a human adult! GRR. So I ripped it. I was almost at the point of decreasing too. I re-cast on w/ bigger yarn/needles and made the hat within a day. muahah!
Project: Herringbone Tweed Hat
Yarn: Everyday Yarn by Deborah Norville
Amount Used: less than a skein of each color
Color: Black / beige
Needle Size: US 3 / 3.25 mm
Date Started: January 1, 2011
Date Finished: January 2, 2011
Before you judge me, this Everyday Yarn by Deborah Norville isn’t bad stuff! It was the perfect weight and color and it’s washable. Do I care that I didn’t use “quality” yarn? nope. You wanna know why? it’s not for me or someone I care about. BWAHAHA! it’ll keep the girl warm and look cute, so bang bang. I didn’t feel like making it out of worsted weight wool b/c honestly, i never ever buy black/white wool. and I dont want to have to explain to ppl who don’t know that you cannot machine wash wool b/c of felting, etc. it makes me feel like I sound like a diva.
Pattern is well written except for one thing: the decrease section of the chart is incorrect. If you check the rav page on it, the author said that she corrected the error in the PDF, but she didn’t. it’s not a horrible mistake, but it’s something you have to fix as you go. Once you done as much herringbone as I have in the last 2 months, you will be able to see where the decreases are to go. Author tells you in the notes what the screw up is, but it’s not something a newbie can just figure out.
My friend NanC said that for this year she wanted to make a list of 50 things she wanted to do rather than do the whole “resolutions” declaration. She’s a list maker. What can you say? hahah. But i like the idea alot. and even though my list isn’t finished, some of the things on my list are:
- be a better me
- quit eating junk – candy / froyo / cake i’m talking to you.
- cook more at home
- be more creative w/ cooking
- eat at least 2 servings of vegetables at every meal
- eat less cow
- do more cardio than I have been doing
- clean out the garage (COMPLETELY)
- knit less for people who don’t appreciate
- knit more for me / loved ones
- be less catty
- work smarter, not harder
- don’t mindlessly shop, shop smart
- be more thrifty when making purchases
- be more thankful for what I have
- think less about all the things I want
- be a meaner/rigid boss at work
- scan and reorganize old family photos
- throw away/donate things I don’t need anymore
- make at least one knit item for an unknown stranger / charity
- think about remodeling my bathroom
- visit my family sometime soon
- don’t let stupid things piss me off when it’s all beyond my control
- start eliminating bad obsessive habits
- be a better friend to my friends
list is a work in progress obviously. 🙂
have a great week everyone!