"I have never felt that anything really mattered but the satisfaction of knowing that you stood for the things in which you believed and had done the very best you could." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, May 1, 2011

April Goals....

Well, today is May Day, or better known as May 1st.  In a way, I am glad that April is done.  It was a hard month and a real roller coaster of emotions for me.  I hinted that I would post April goals way back in this post, but obviously I never did follow through.

April was filled with projects but most of them were not ones I should have been working on.  I did manage to start and finish the Multnomah.  For the record, I hated this pattern.  It was full of errors and omissions and that does not make for mindless knitting.  Which this pattern should have been due to all the garter stitch and the feather and fan repeats.  I loved the finished object but more than once I was tempted to frog and rip.  A photo shoot, more like a parade of FO's will appear this week.

I made myself a scarf from some beautiful Manos that Amy had send to me as a birthday present.  I also make a beautiful cowl from some Malibrigo that Amy had sent me as well.  I did finish sock one of the March socks and cast on sock two but they are still just staring at me.  I didn't have the energy to work with little needles and small yarn but I may be able to tackle them again now that things are returning to normal.

So, what are my May goals:

  • Finish the March Socks
  • Start and Finish the April Socks
  • Start the May Socks
  • Finish the Red Hot
  • Finish the Red Robin
  • Realta Afghan - Continue to work on the components (this is a marathon not a sprint)
  • Cast on the Traveling Woman
  • Finish the Friday Night Knitting Club
  • Finish the Big Switch
  • Work on my weight (I want to loose 3 to 5 pounds - OR get into the 14's comfortably)
  • Get to know Sassy
There are a few others that I may add after I think about them.  I have been working on doing more things for myself lately (pamper wise) and I have been doing well on the mani/pedi portion.  I really want to pick a signature lip color and stick with it, so I'll keep you posted.

Eraser should be home on Friday and I am ready.  I miss her so much and I want to thank all of you for you kind words and thoughts.  I had forgotten how much she had wormed her way into my heart.  I have found some pictures of her as a kitten and I will be posting one last tribute to her.

Enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday and start your week off on a positive note.  I'll be fixing healthy dinners for SF and myself.  I need to share some of the treats I have been fixing.  They are low cal and yet packed with flavor.

My To Do List for the week will include a post on some of the recipes, the pictures/details of the FO's, the tribute to Eraser and a sneak peak at the crochet work for the Realta....it is stash busting of some ancient acrylic (Red Heart/Lion Brand/Caron) so don't stick your tongues out.  I am making it for Zoe.  Stephanie will be able to toss it into the washer and dryer and move on.  I'll make an afghan for SF and I with some Cascade 220 later in the year...


twistedtexan said...

Yay! Another one joining the Realta lunacy. Welcome! ;)

Amy Darsie said...

Good luck with your goals!!! I need to start my list for May and see what I can accomplish this month.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this Realta...must go investigate.

Lots of knitting goals! Go girl!


knitguyla said...

That list is daunting. I think I'd have more success discovering the recipe for world peace. If anyone can do it though, it's you! Happy early Mother's Day!