Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for February 17, 2015 is 10 Things You Are Looking Forward To Right Now.

1)  Spring - it's almost here.
2)  Knitting - finishing a sweater - Cape Cod by Thea Colman
3)  Vacation in July - Knitting camp
4)  Maine in the Spring - visiting relatives
5)  Daytona 500 on Sunday
6)  Spring Training starting soon
7)  March Madness - can't wait to sit and knit to some college basketball
8)  The Weekend - is it here yet? 
9)  Walking Dead - looking forward to the rest of the season
10)  Downton Abbey - also looking forward to the rest of the season

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 1/20 is 10 Things You Are Happy About Right Now.

1)  Bought some healthy food yesterday and can't wait to try some new recipes.
2)  I'm about to cast on a sweater for me and can't wait.
3)  Reading - really enjoying reading again, have to reserve some more library books and also work my way through the stacks of books I have waiting at home.
4)  Knitting - enjoying working and then starting more cowls, shawls, etc.
5)  Exercise - started my strength training, hoping to do 2 this week as my legs really hurt after the squats but every week is a little better so I think I will be able to get to 2 this week.
6)  My hair - got my hair cut tonight and I like it.
7)  Took a day trip to RI on Saturday the 17th to the Slater Mill event in Pawtucket, RI.  Was a lot of fun.  Had a very unhappy time in the Providence Place parking garage (really nasty drivers in two cars that were screaming at us as we left because we weren't going fast enough for them around all the corners), didn't let it ruin our whole day but may never go to Providence again.
8)  Friends - have been having a lot of fun in the past few years hanging out with knitting/fiber friends.  I see many more happy times in the future.
9)  Kitties - the kitties are 6 but getting more cuddly as they get older. 
10)  Family - my niece as an adult is a lot of fun.  The years have flown by and she is now a married woman but lots of fun to chat with and hang out with.

Kriston - the Twisted Rib Neckwarmer is by Michelle Johnston - Looks like it's no longer in print unfortunately.   Any type of rib pattern should make a similar looking cowl.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 1/6 is 10 Intentions for 2015.

1)  Lose a little more weight.  Lost over 80 lbs, gained a few back, would like to lose 10-25 more.
2)  Start jogging consistently again.  I've dropped back to doing a more run/walk thing that I like and I would like to make sure I do it 3 times a week.
3)  Start strength training again.  Plan to do a Leslie Sansone weight training one tomorrow and then test out some other ones I have again.
4)  Try to eat more Clean.  I know I will never go completely clean but would like most meals to be clean.
5)  Knit a sweater or two for me this year.
6)  Get the majority of my Xmas knitting done before Thanksgiving this year.  I have some things planned out and want to start them in the Spring if not sooner.
7)  Buy less yarn this year.  Save up for just spending at Rhinebeck and Fiber Festival of New England.  I've signed up for the Dream in Color club so I have to continue that but no more just buying because. 
8)  Use up some stash.  I do have some upcoming projects planned with stash yarn.
9)  Go through my yarn again and donate all that I'm not going to use.
10)  Read more.  I think on GoodReads I made my goal to read 45 books this year.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

The topic for 12/30 is Your 10 Favorite Books from 2014.  These are in order that I read them (used my Good Reads list).

1)  Cast On, Kill Off by Maggie Sefton
2)  Clammed Up by Barbara Ross
3)  Waiting on You by Kristin Higgins
4)  Orphan Train by Christina  Baker Kline
5)  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
6)  Written in Stone by Ellery Adams
7)  Starting Now by Debbie Macomber
8)  Close Knit Killer by Maggie Sefton
9)  In Your Dreams by Kristin Higgins
10)  Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Reading The Goldfinch now but won't finish it till the weekend.  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

Are you busy? Too busy to write a blog post? Me, too! So this week for Ten on Tuesday the topic is 10 Things On Your To Do List.

1)  Wrap presents for family
2)  Bake some Peanut Butter Blossoms - Did this afternoon
3)  Buy a TV and DVD player - may put off till January
4)  Watch some more of Season 4 of True Blood
5)  Knit, Knit, Knit on the Through the Loops Mystery shawl from the Spring.  Want to finish by New Years.
6)  Knit on two Cowls to go with two new coats.
7)  Make some chocolate muffins - probably will put off till next week.
8)  Make one more cookie or dessert - Will probably make for New Years instead.
9)  Wrap some gifts for friends
10)  Buy some ink for my printer - Did this morning

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Ten on Tuesday

 The Ten on Tuesday topic for 12/9 is 10 Random Songs From Your iPod.  Ok, I have an Ipod Touch which has most of my older music on it because the computer all the music was saved on died and I wasn't able to move it so I have not updated it as I don't want to lose everything on it.  My Ipod Nano that I use at work to listen to Podcasts didn't have any music until two weeks ago when I uploaded 4 or 5 CD's to my computer and into ITunes.  I'm going to go with the Touch as the Nano would be mostly the Wicked Soundtrack and a few country albums.

1)  Desperado - The Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
2)  Melissa Etheridge - Come to My Window - Yes I Am
3)  Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel - 2000 Years:  The Millennium Concert
4)  (You Want To) Make a Memory - Bon Jovi - Lost Highway
5)  One of These Nights - The Eagles - Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)
6)  Season of Love - Final - Rent - Rent Soundtrack
7)  Back to Paradise - 38 Special - Flashback
8)  You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi - One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001
9)  Cold As Ice - Foreigner - The Very Best...And Beyond 
10)  Vertigo - U2 - How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Ten On Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 12/2 is 10 Stores You Like. Please talk about actual, physical stores and not cyber stores.

1)  Target - one stop shopping
2)  Kohl's - buy a lot of gym clothes here.
3)  Stop And Shop - I like their fruit.
4)  Whole Foods - I shop here maybe once or twice a month.
5)  Trader Joes - Pumpkin Bread mix and peanut butter cups.
6)  LL Bean - we have a regular store and outlet within about a half hour drive and have been to the ME store about 3 times in the past 2 years.
7)  Eddie Bauer - Newer outlet store to me, bought 2 down jackets this year, one long and one short.
8)  Yarns Down Under - Yarn shop in CT.
9)  WEBS - about an hour, hour and a half drive from me.  A nice day out shopping and dining in MA.
10)  Michaels and TJ Maxx - have fun household items