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.