Sunday, January 31, 2016


Socks? Finished
Yardage? Yards knit is winning
Grams? Finally equal!
Today is a good day. Now for some photos and I will be a happy camper.
And I have $18.98 sitting in my yarn money account for steps walked :)

FYI: I just updated the 2015 FO page because there were quite a few things that had not been added...including two more pairs of Rose City Rollers (I'm not at all obsessed with the pattern...), a shawl, my sport weight socks, and a few other little things :)

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sock Saturday

I haven't shown knitting in quite a bit of time so....
My first cast-on of the new year! These are out of KnitPicks Felici in the Fanciful color way-sock number two is past the heel and gusset and about 2.5 stripes from starting the two...I would love it if I could finish these before midnight tomorrow [I'm hoping to keep up with Dana and Brittney from Just One More Row in their 12 socks in 2016...I'd actually like more than 12, but baby steps here :)]. I do however have my pair for January finished...they were a WIP from July that just need to be photographed. I keep waiting for daylight and then find myself busy when there is good daylight (and yes, cuddling kitties falls under my definition of busy). However, they have to be posted tomorrow so come what may, I'm snapping and uploading at least one picture before midnight tomorrow!

Hope you have some happy knitting this weekend!

Friday, January 22, 2016


One of my friends sent me a gorgeous skein of Malabrigo Worsted for Christmas...and I'm not counting it in any of my yarn in totals (mwhahaha). Now maybe that's a bit cheaterpants-esque, but my vote is that yarn that is gifted to me doesn't count...unless I'm gifting it to myself ;)

Also, you'll notice on the WIPS list that the numbers might seem a little funky. I'm trying something new this year with the way that I track my WIPs so the numbers are actually as I currently want them.

And now the real reason you swing by ;)
Whatcha' cookin', lady?
Happy Friday!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

BRQ Update

Well kinda update, I actually have two more squares that were finished after this photo was taken. I love this project so, so much and am so excited for the finished blanket. Still trying to decide how many squares I am planning on doing...I still have a bit of a way to go though so, not that big a worry yet :)

Saturday, January 2, 2016


A lot of people talk this time of year about exercise plans and reward systems. So far, I've never found work that I've liked, that's worked for me, that I've been able to stick to, etc. A lot of them are weight specific and that just isn't quite what I need right now.
However, I would like to be healthier this year than I have been in the past couple of months and I think I finally have something that might work for me. I already built a spreadsheet to help me better track yardage and weight (in and out) for my knitting this year. I also have a FitBit I got in August that I actually am pretty fond of.
So here's the plan...each week, I'm going to look at my step count at the end of the week. Every 10,000 steps=$1 yarn money. At the end of the month, I can get something (if I want) or carryover the money till the next month. In order to buy any yarn though (flash sales, easy sales, lys sales, etc), I have to have money in the "yarn account". Otherwise, no yarn for me.
I'm hoping this will help motivate me to exercise a bit more often and for longer periods of time-because hello, I love buying yarn and I know of at least a few events/sales that will be happening in the new year.

Other than that, I would like to keep the "in vs out" a little more equal this year. And part of me really, really wants to knit 10lbs of my yarn because I easily have double that amount...and do plan on getting more...

Hope the start of the new year has been both joyous and relaxing. Anyone have any epic plans for the year?