Thursday, January 31, 2008

Well, I have not fallen off the earth

Really hard to update when I don't have internet at home. ALso tough when I have been so busy at work that I barely have time to breathe. But it isn't necessarily a bad thing. Aside from the boss, work is great. I like what I am doing so that is a good thing.

I have updated my 101 things to do blog, not much going on other than that. In knitting world I did come into a yarn stash windfall. Before christmas I was given a bag of yarn, mostly acrylics, but great for charity knitting. THen when I went shopping with becca over christmas she kindly gave me some of the freebies that she got from CT yarn and wool. Which is happy. THEN, I got back from christmas and one of my board members gave me a computer moniter box filled with single skeins of yarn. Can you say baby knitting and charity knitting, and blanket squares OH MY. It is crazy. I am so excited.
I will post some pics this weekend, I promise. I am also, in my spare time, taking a photo shop class. It is a blast. Using Lorelai as a model is great.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

SOOO non knitting related

So I convinced work to pay for me to take a photoshop class. YAY ME, and it is so much fun. I do not consider myself an artist, but this is so cool. You can erase, how much does that rock.

lots to share soon, I have been out of the loop. check out works website and it will make more sense. All of the artwork was done by me. Well, playing with images that I have been given.

But this is all mine.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Yarn mother load

Oh folks, I will post pictures soon, I promise. BUt I HIT THE MOTHER LOAD. One of my board members husbands works for national spinning. I jsut had a Computer moniter box filled with yarn dropped off to me at work. Lots of Acrylic, but some great stuff too. I can't wait. It doesn't count as stash if I didn't pay for it. It iwll help with my charity knitting this year, I am PSYCHED!!!!!!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

knit swapping

Look at Betsy with the Swapping. . .

If there is anything you are interested in let me know

(THis takes care of one of htose numbers on the list)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Betsys 101 List

Taking the lead from Nutmegknitter I have decided to join the 101 things in 1001 days challenge. (I am such a follower, but she finds all of the good stuff)

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

I will be spearating my list into Catagories (I need organization in life) So the catagories are:

Health (h), Art (a), Knitting (Yeah, they are separate)(k), Corespondence (c), Self (s), Food (f), finances ($)

So Here it Goes:

  1. h Make an appointment for a physical (0/1)
  2. h Follow Through with the Physical. (0/1)
  3. h Get Dental insurance (0/1)
  4. h See the Dentist twice a year (0/5)
  5. h get a mammogram (0/1)
  6. h get my hearing tested (0/1)
  7. h Make a GYN appointment (0/1)
  8. h Exercise 3x/week (0/429)
  9. h ONLY eat fast food once a month (0/33)
  10. h. drink 1 glass of milk a day (0/1001)
  11. h. start taking vitamins, esp calcium (0/1)
  12. h. Drink 8 glasses of water a day (0/1001)
  13. h Make appt. with a dermatologist (0/1)
  14. h Get regular eye exam (0/1)
  15. h (for hagrid) learn to make healthy cat food from scratch.
  16. h (for hagrid) learn more about FIV, and keeping Hagrid healthy (0/1)
  17. Knit 5 blankets for Victory Junction (Dad's Christmas Present) (0/5)
  18. Knit 5 hats for childrens cancer charity (0/5)
  19. knit 5 hats for Hats for Alex (0/5)
  20. Knit 20 rope bracelets for team Wind Beneath our wings (0/20)
  21. k Organize needles (0/1)
  22. k give away/swap needles that I do not use/need (0/1)
  23. k Sort through knitting magazines and books (0/1)
  24. k Give away/swap un needed books and magazines (0/1)
  25. k Make an afghan for T&L (0/1)
  26. k Learn to Crochet (0/1)
  27. k knit the central park hoodie for ME (0/1)
  28. k knit a pair of socks, and wear them (0/1)
  29. k Have all christmas knitting DONE by December 10th (0/1)
  30. k learn fair aisle knitting (0/1)
  31. k knit something argyle (0/1)
  32. k go through the online sites and print up the patterns that I like (0/1)
  33. k organize knitting patterns in a book (0/1)
  34. K make Lorelai's baptism blanket (0/1)
  35. a Take a picture every day (0/1001
  36. a Post the pictures in a flickr group (0/1001)
  37. a Make new groups in flickr (0/1)
  38. a learn to use a sewing machine (0/1)
  39. a. use my SLR camera (0/1)
  40. a start writing stories again (0/10)
  41. a make personalized alphabet books for little people (0/5?)
  42. join flickr pro (0/1)
  43. c Write a letter to someone each month (0/30)
  44. c Send post Cards to Granny (0/30)
  45. c send one post card/month t0 Lorelai (0/33)
  46. c. Send one post card a month (0/33) (to be filled in with name later)
  47. c send one post card a month to (0/33) to be filled in with name later
  48. c send one post card a month to (0/33) to be filled in with name later
  49. c send one post card a month to (0/33) to be filled in with name later
  50. c send out christmas cards (0/2)
  51. c send out birthday cards (0/1)
  52. c send 5 post cards/letters a month to Walter Reed Medical Center (0/165)
  53. f. Cook a new recipe every month (0/33)
  54. f. Make a recipe box of all of MY favorite recipes (0/100)
  55. f. try one vegetarian recipe a month (0/33)
  56. f. learn to bake bread (NOT IN THE BREAD OVEN) (0/1)
  57. f. learn to make jam (0/1)
  58. f. give home baked gifts for christmas (not cookies) (0/1)
  59. f. if I like a food, get the recipe (0/15)
  60. f. Try a new fruit or vegetable every month (0/33)
  61. f. cook sushi (0/1)
  62. f grow herbs (0/1)
  63. f cook a meal for my dad and step mother while I am home (0/1)
  64. f cook a meal for my sisters while I am visiting home (0/1)
  65. f cook a meal for my mother and step father while I am home (0/1)
  66. s Go to Church every week (0/143)
  67. s keep a journal (0/1)
  68. s Learn more about my religion (0/1)
  69. s Read/listen to one book a month (0/33)
  70. s REALLY decide where I want to settle (0/1)
  71. s get 3 house plants (0/3)
  72. s care for an orchid (0/1)
  73. s get a facial when I can afford it (0/1)
  74. s get a massage (0/1)
  75. s get through my netflix queu (0/1)
  76. $Pay off Car (0/1)
  77. $Pay Off Credit Cards (0/3)
  78. $Pay off past medical bill (0/1)
  79. $Learn My credit Score (0/1)
  80. $Save $1/Day (0/1001)
  81. $ find out about purchasing a house or condo (0/1)
  82. $ keep my car running to the end of this challenge (0/1)
  83. $ get regular oil changes and tire rotations in my car (0/10)
  84. t go to a concert (0/1)
  85. t go to a play (0/1)
  86. t go to a comedy club (0/1)
  87. t try letter boxing (0/1)
  88. t Visit new place in NC each Month (0/33)
  89. t Visit 10 new places in CT (0/10)
  90. t Go on a vacation (0/1) Going home for a holiday does NOT qualify
  91. t Visit the statue of liberty (0/1)
  92. t Visit the Empire State Building (0/1)
  93. t Visit Ellis Island (0/1)
  94. t Visit 10 Museums (0/10)
  95. t get to the BEACH (0/1)
  96. t Visit PSF (0/1)
  97. t visit Jen in Boston (0/1)
  98. t visit Mare in Maine (0/1)
  99. Celebrate with Becca when we have both completed our tasks (0/1)
  100. Post once weekly updates on my 1001 progress in a separate blog.
  101. Get a dog (0/1)