Friday, January 2, 2015

Now About Those Goals

We all set them right? Goals for ourselves.  I have a few that I'm going to list out here and check back on throughout the year with progress reports.

So here they go!

  1. Exercise at least 3 times a week. I want to start the Couch to 5K plan again but for now I'll settle for exercising 3 times a week. 
  2. Lose weight.  Yes I know this is a horrible goal.  It should be just be healthier, eat healthier but well, there it is in writing.  I want to lose weight.  I want to drop 10 pounds by mid-year and maybe another 10 pounds by year end. Sadly I am that overweight.  That still would not put me at the weight all the charts say for my age and height I should be at but it will put me at a comfortable and I think maintainable weight for me.
  3. Eat wisely and make better food choices.
  4. Take my vitamins.
  1. Finish my WIPs. I have four that have been languishing for awhile. I'll discuss in another post.
  2. Knit socks from my own personal sock club. I've pulled out 9 skeins of sock yarn and plan to choose 6 at random to knit.
  3. I want more shawls.  So I plan to knit more shawls for me.
  4. Start knitting on the blanket squares for the scrape blanket.  I have a basket full of remnants just waiting for me.
  5. Knit more for the family! I want to knit my daughter another sweater and my husband more socks.

  1. This one is easy.  Just spin! A lot! LOL!!


  1. I want to do more crafts and a good bit more sewing. I don't want to be too specific here but a few sewing items I want to try are matching aprons for me and my daughter and more project bags.

Well, I think that about covers it really for specific goals. I'll be sure to check in with progress reports.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Be Better

Here we are again at the very beginning of a brand new year.  2014 was a great year.  We did a lot of cool things and shared so much love and laughter.  It was also a time of adjustment and mourning. Without my Dad here I felt that missing piece of myself all the time.  I know I always well.  The pain isn't as sharp but I am always aware. I know he is in Heaven and watching over me and with me all the time and that is what makes me OK.

But like I said, 2014 was still a great year. And I know 2015 will be also.

I have a theme for the new year... Be Better.  A better person, a better knitter, a better crafter, a better friend, in better health.  All those things and more.

So with that theme in mind, here are a few things I am planning for myself for the new year.

Eat healthier. Exercise more. Feel better. No real plan in place for this other than just do it! I'll keep you posted on my progress. I want to lose weight and I think keeping up with these things will be a great start.

In addition to that, I want to be a better knitter.  For Christmas I got some great books that I can't wait to read and dig into.  I know learning more about technique will help be be a better knitter.

This year I was also gifted by my wonderful husband a spinning wheel.  I can't wait to spin more and over the course of the year be a better spinner.  Which I am already well on my way here since before I had the wheel I couldn't spin at all.

Better crafter for me means trying new things.  I want to sew more and there are a few other crafts I want to try.  My daughter loves doing crafts so I want to encourage her in the arts and crafts as well this year.

Doing all these things will make feel better, and if I feel better, I know I'll be a better friend.  Which all this boils down to me being a better person.

Tomorrow I will discuss more details on goals for the year. Until then, have a wonderful New Year's Day!