Saturday, April 5, 2014

Number 7

Well, Lent is not quite over yet (as of tomorrow, there's 2 weeks left), but I'm counting my 30 days without caffeine as complete.  Of course, since I gave it up for Lent, I still won't be partaking, but I've been falling behind on my 101 in 1001 challenge, so I'm eager to mark another item off!

In other news, i've been running on the treadmill every Thursday at the gym -- while i know it's not anywhere near the same as running outside, it's a start! I look forward to this summer break when i can start running more frequently :)

I've committed myself to another few knitting projects, ones that aren't on my 101 in 1001 list, so i'm going to try to knock those out quickly & get back on track... I'm hoping my monthly updates here will keep that goal fresh in mind!


Monday, March 17, 2014

101 update

We had snow today & I (re)finished Bug's aran sweater just in time -- except he wasn't too thrilled to wear it (because it covered his St. Patty's shirt) & I think this may be the last cold snap of the year, so it's looking like "Bug's aran" (#17) is going to become "Ducky's aran" (#18).

Here's a quick picture of the before & after, followed by a photo of Bug modeling it...

The only thing I'm currently making progress on right now is my 30 days without caffeine -- I decided to give it up for Lent, because it's kind of a weird thing to have to explain to people otherwise... I'm still dragging a bit, but my headaches stopped within a few days. Yesterday morning I looked at the calendar & realized, sadly, that I still have 5 whole weeks left without coffee or chocolate (or Diet Dr. Pepper, &c.)... it's going to be a long 35 days...


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

lost momentum...

As the title of this post suggests, things have slowed with my 101 in 1001... life has gotten busy, both at home & at work. My knitting projects have stagnated as I prepare to fix H's accidental crop-top sweater -- i've reknit the bottom & just need to graft the pieces together... but i've never done such a large graft, much less one in-pattern (of celtic cables, no less!!)... the thought is daunting.


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sweater for Bug

Well, i've finished it. Sort of. That is, i thought i'd finished it. But when i tried it on Bug, his little belly stuck out from under the ribbing... so i took another look at the pattern & realized that i'd inadvertently left off 20 rows of the body by counting the repetitions of the wrong cable! Sooooooooooooo... here is the finished project, until i get up the guts to try to add an extension onto the bottom.


Saturday, February 8, 2014

February Goals

Well, my goals for January didn't go as expected... but even so, I'm on-track for the 101 in 1001, with 4 projects completed & 9 projects in progress over the last 35 days...

Here's what i'm currently working on:

  • Online brioche knitting class
  •  Hubster's Socks
  • Aran sweater for Bug
  • Weight loss
  • Cleaning/Organizing the nursery, laundry room, & basement closet
  • Blogging regularly
  • Reading Agatha Christie's The Thirteen Problems (#96)

AND here are the other things i hope to accomplish this month:

  • Write up pattern for Braille Baby Blanket squares
  • Aran sweater for Ducky
  • Owl for Baby Mastropietro
  • Present for Baby Lee
  • Organize files in filing cabinet
It does seem like a lot, especially for a short month, but i like setting a high bar for myself... more than likely i'll finish one or two of the first list & one or two of the second list, & then something (or a few somethings) not on the list ;)


Friday, January 31, 2014

January 101 in 1001 Review

Things have been going well on the crafting front, thanks to the crazy number of snow days we've had...
below is the annotated list of goals i'd set for myself for January:

from the "Crafting" section:
- Afghan square -- COMPLETED

- Braille blanket chart -- NEXT ON MY LIST
- Flower hair pins for Margo -- COMPLETED

from the "Health/Fitness" section:
- Go to bed before 11pm for 7 consecutive days -- NOPE (whoops!)

from the "Around the House" section:
- Finish nursery -- IN PROGRESS
- Organize filing cabinet -- NOPE (whoops!)

from the "Other" section:
- blog my progress (at least twice) -- IN PROGRESS (going well!)

I've also worked on The♥Hubster's socks, completed the 10-stitch project (it turned into a lapghan/"hug-from-afar" for one of my long-time friends) & completed the Socktopus for my coworker's daughter (see below): 


Friday, January 24, 2014

Fastest 3 months. Ever.

Happy 3mo to our littlest guy!

first in a series of quarterly laundry basket photos (like we did for big brother)