Finally, a new post! Sorry I’ve been slacking. I have been busy busy with recipes and crafts as usual, but unfortunately I am lacking a program for editing photos and an external hard drive to keep said photos on. Excuses, excuses, I know. I have to keep reminding myself to not only use my camera but to do something with the pictures I take. I bought my camera a year ago and many of the pictures I’ve taken have only lived inside of it. A better photo uploading system is definitely something to add to my list of goals (not to be confused with resolutions- but more about that later). A lot of the photos I have been taking that have made their way online I’ve taken with my phone. I’ve been really into instagram because it’s so very, well, just that- instant. It’s a nice way to capture sweet little moments through out the day…many of which I admit, are with Bennett, but c’mon, this face is too much not to share.
Like I said, I’m not really a new year’s resolution type of person, though sometimes I feel like that have a bad reputation because most people don’t stick to them much by the first week of February. Though I do like to make goal lists, sometimes for specific dates, monthly, weekly or even just daily. My planner is filled with lists every day and I take a lot of joy in crossing each item off. I do enjoy the idea of making a birthday list and having just turned 25 last weekend, I’ve been thinking of things to put on my “25 before 26″ list. The first thing I came up with was “learn something new”, though this will probably make the list every year. I am happy to say that I have already learned something new this year!
For years… literally YEARS I have wanted (and tried) to learn how to knit. I can’t count the amount of times I went out, bought a bunch of supplies and said “okay, I’m going to finally figure this out.” In fact, when I started this blog a year ago, I took the picture on my about page with a hat on that a friend had knit for me and I was going to do a post all about how I learned to knit. Well it never happened… until now. A few of my lady friends from work (at The Flying Rhino) and I started a knitting night with the owner of the restaurant (and my old neighbor) as our experienced mama bear knitter. She started us all on our projects and helps us all when we lose our place or drop a stitch. It has been extremely helpful and I am happy (and proud!) to say that I have finally completely a whole project! A cowl!
It’s a little wonky and a bit awkwardly sized but the fact that I completed a knitted project (almost) all on my own is huge for me! I already started another project that has proven to be much more time consuming, but I’m not giving up, I just might have to have little instant gratification projects to keep me interested. Any tips or tricks for a new knitter? Fun fast and easy projects? Please, send them my way!
What are you all doing this weekend? Tonight I am going to one of three presentations of The Vagina Monologues where I have donated a handmade item each night to benefit Girls Inc. I can’t wait to see who wins tonight’s necklace!
Stay classy & crafty!