Friday, January 28, 2011

New Years Goals 2011

If you've been reading this dilapidated blog for any amount of time, you know I don't make resolutions. I prefer to make goals for the year. 2011 is no different. I supposed it's time to publish this year's list.

Lose weight (of course!)
-Eat more vegetables
Get back into knitting and blogging
-Baby Gifts
-Sock knitting by the book
Simplify my life
-Watch what you buy. Is it really a need?
-Go through garage and spare room to get rid of things
Work on the House- This might not all happen this year. But we need to start moving on some of these items.

One way to simplify is to reuse/repurpose. Check out A Beautiful Life's fabric giveaway and support her trying to simplify!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Clearing out the UFO's

It's well into the New Year and I'm stuck on the couch. I had a meniscectomy on my right knee on the 20th. So for the last 6 days. I've been almost completely stuck on my couch. Streaming movies from Netflix and my UFO pile have been keeping me company. I'll spare you the pictures of my Franken-leg but here are some of my UFO's that managed to become FO's.

Cotton Anklets- Done

Pattern: Cotton Anklets that I made up
Yarn: Patons Stretch Sock that I bought at Joanne's one day when I was desperate for knitting and no where near a LYS
Needles: KP US 3
Date Started: 10/12/10
Date Finished: 1/21/11
Mods: None. But I wish I'd made the cuffs longer. These slip a lot.

Cotton Anklets- Close Up

Baby Bubbles Set

Pattern: Little Bubbles Baby Set from Knit Picks
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Sport
Needles: KP US 2
Date Started: 5/26/09
Date Finished: 1/24/11
Mods: None. This is for a co-worker who who is expecting next month. The colorwork isn't perfect. But I don't think the baby or momma will mind.

Bramble- Supposed to be an Owl

Pattern: Bramble Owl Kit
Yarn: I think Louet but it's from a kit
Needles: DPN's US 8
Date Started: 9/27/09
Date Finished: 1/26/11
Mods: None. Not sure he really looks like an owl. Maybe more like if an owl and an alien had a baby. Oh well. He's not THAT ugly.

I only have 2 UFO's to go. Can you believe that?!?!?! I plan on being UFO free by the time I go back to work in a month. Here's to starting a new year with new projects.

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