Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Monday, April 7, 2008
Finished last night, and wore it to work today. The Details if you're interested.
Question to all; I want to go camping this summer, but it looks like I'll be solo. The trip is about 10 days long with a ton of day long hikes into the wilderness to some breathtaking views (for the locals - Strathcona Park). I'm absolutely itching to go, but a little hesitant on the solo thing... what do you think?
- Would I be nuts to go alone?
- If it is nuts, where would I find someone willing to go with me (friends and family already questioned with no takers)?
- If I do go alone, safety tips (bears, cougars, rednecks)? I find I can typically handle my own, I'm honestly not even a bit worried about the camping/night time part, it's the hiking part... alone... in the bushes... alone... how do I make noise to scare away animals when I'm all alone? Will I just look like easy prey to a hungry cougar?
- Ugh, but I really, really want to go... advice?
Saturday, March 29, 2008
3) husband buys the groceries this week...
Monday, March 24, 2008
So we're a quarter of the way through 2008, time for an update on the 'Goals for 2008 ':
Lose 20 lbs! Lost 15lbs so far and re-evaluated my goal, going for another 10lbs.
Learn. Thai cooking class and Photography class are complete and were both awesome. I actually took a second photography course because I liked it so much. Greg is looking into getting us scuba diving lessons this year as well.
Actually figure out this whole politics thing. I'll get around to it, I swear.
Home: tile backsplash, bar stools, and window coverings that the cats can't destroy. Done, done, and almost done (only the dinning room, office and gym left)
Compile a cookbook of my favourite recipes and publish it through Blurb. Cancelled. Why? Well in order to lose weight and also as a result of a nutritionist coming to talk to everyone at my work we adopted the Clean Eating Diet which is amazing and we have both never felt better. Unfortunately that means a lot of my favourite recipes are things we can't eat anymore... so yeah. Cancelled.
I really need to clean out our 'stuff' so Garage Sale this year, promise! I have a stash of stuff ready to go for the summer (actually a whole closet full). And I'm going to talk to my grama about having it at her house, maybe make it a whole family thing.
House insurance, I know our coverage isn't enough, and that's just tempting fate people. I are dumb. I are now smart and adequately covered.
Go skiing again, it's been years. Ski Trip was a blast.
Go on one of the following trips: West Coast Trail (still looking for a trail partner), Houseboat vacation, Cruise somewhere hot. Greg is looking into the cruise, and I found a partner for the West Coast Trail, but she would like to do this next year, so 2009 it is :) I have also been invited to Las Vegas for free - my uncle is sending me, my mom and my two aunts for my mom's 50th birthday in October. So I may not get the cruise or houseboat vacation in this year... depends on if there is time/deals.
Pay off at least $3500 of my credit card debt. Don't gasp, yes it's high, and yes I know I need to learn from past experience... I'm working on it.
Another one I've been putting off is insurance, I don't actually know what my life insurance coverage is, only that I have some through work. Must get that figured out.
I have lumped these two together for one reason Suze Orman. I've been reading, in fact I've devoured two of her books since February. I admit I suck at money, until now that is. Her books have really opened my eyes and I feel like for the first time in my life I am really getting all my financial ducks in a row. Admittedly I have a lot of credit card debt to pay off, but now I have a solid, feasable plan to attack it. So we can mark these as in progress for now, but I'm feeling very good about it.
Knit only from the stash or gift yarn until it runs out. Which is plenty, trust me. I have been SO good in this respect. I only slipped once and that was recently. I got the promotion at work and wanted to celebrate. So one slip up in 3 months isn't really that bad. Right?
How is your 2008 so far?
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
I saw a sweater online that I simply had to have, this one. Then I remembered Starsky and how much I wanted on of these for work, the air conditioning is killer. Caitlin Pullover and Starsky it is! I bought Lana Gatto Wool Gatto with the main colour being grey for the Pullover and have already done my gauge swatches - ready to get started. I also bought Patons Shetland Chunky in a lovely medium blue and am already done 4 reapeats of the leaf pattern on the back. I love knitting with Chunky yarn - so fast!
I'll post some pics of the progress later this week :)
Monday, March 10, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
And Grocery bags! This seems to be the big 'thing' right now, not using plastic grocery bags, but canvas ones. I think it's a great idea but feel funny about going to Thrifties with Fairways bags, or The Market on Millstream, or, or, or... I shop around and didn't want the brand thing to make me uncomfortable so I decided to make my own. They are denim, and loverly. I can't wait to go shoppping this weekend :)
And finally some knitting and kitty content for you. Pattern: Parallelograms from my Knitting New Scarves book. I love this scarf! I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow (just finished it tonight). I used Patons Classic Merino and have enough left over to make a second scarf easily. This took 3 days from start to finish... really less than 48 hours... hmmm... weird. It was kind of scary how fast this knit up, I kept double checking, then checking again, absolutely positive I must be doing something wrong. Nope, it turned out perfect. You'll notice I am short a human model for this photo shoot, never fear, Sylus will do just fine. Oh, Ah, show me sleepy...
Good, good, now show me 'it's cold outside and this scarf is so snuggly'...
He's a natural :)
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
After posting about the lacey scarf, I really felt bad. What did the scarf ever do to me? It was being neglected, and I wanted to make up to it. So I knit. And knit, and knit and knit. Only 9 more repeats of the leaves left... although I might make it a bit longer, I do have enough yarn to make it longer... then the end piece and voila! It's just that easy LOL