Monday, March 30, 2009

First Quarter Results

The Dude is has a job working with finances. I won't get into the details since I'm not really aware of them. Suffice it to say that every 3 months, the Dude is busy crunching numbers and every time I ask him if we're any closer to financial independence, he laughs.

At any rate, I set myself some goals for this year and I thought I would do a quick check to see how I am doing.

Goal #1: Burn Stash.

I am currently 1048 yds down in terms of my stash. Not bad for three months. I have had a couple of obstacles in that sock clubs don't care if you're trying to get rid of yarn, they send it anyway. That's probably good since that's the service I'm paying them for but still.

Here is my most recent sock in progress. It is the March STR kit designed by the Yarn Harlot.

I'm enjoying the pattern and find that it goes quickly in mediumweight yarn.

I've also finished the front AND the back of the Apres Surf sweater.

I think I'll knit the sleeves at the same time and then a little seaming, edging and blocking. Once I have this project off the needles, I think my numbers will look much better.

In my defense, I haven't bought yarn nor seen the inside of a yarn store in 2009. Impressive, no? When I feel like I need new yarn, I go and snoop in the stash. That usually makes me feel better. I really do have some lovely yarn that deserves to be knit.

Goal #2 : Burn Rubber

This goal has not been going as well as I'd hoped. I had planned on getting back into running but having 2 kids and not much sleep has put a damper on exercise. The last few weeks have been better and I've managed to run at least 2 or 3 times a week. Once the snow melts, I think I'll be able to get out in the evening once the Princesses are in bed.

I've decided to give myself some slack. I do have 2 kids and am busy. I try to make exercise a priority but my sanity comes first (right, Dude?). If taking a night off from the treadmill and drinking some port instead will make Mama happy, then let's make Mama happy.

Goal #3: Burn Through Some Socks

My last goal was to knit 24 pairs of socks this year. So far, I'm on track but I would like to amend this goal slightly. Some lovely people I know are knitting mittens. Beautiful mittens. I think this is admirable and would like to do the same. We here are Baad Medicine Industries are nothing if not inclusive so if you would like to knit 24 pairs of mittens or a combination of socks and mittens, I say go right ahead. They all count in the grand scheme of things. Let me know if your totals need revising.

All in all, I think I'm doing pretty well. It's good to take stock every once in a while. I'm feeling good about my progress and Spring is in the air. The possibilities are endless.

Knit on, Good Knitters, knit on.

1 comment:

T. said...

I'm loving that sock colour.