Thursday, December 31, 2009

An Inventory of Finished Objects 2009

Knitting:
(1) Rage's Hat--Cascade 220 Heathers--Knitters Handy Book of Patterns(Budd)
(2) Barn Raising Square--Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport--Knitalong
(3) Flying Trapeze Socks--Cascade 220--Interweave Holiday 08
(4) Clapotis--Mountain Colors Bearfoot--Knitty
(5) 2 Barn Raising Squares--Three Irish Girls--Knitalong
(6) Barn Raising Square--Mountain Colors Bearfoot--Knitalong
(7) Bella's Fingerless Gloves(Diva)--Blue Sky Alpaca and Silk--Stitch-n-Snitch
(8) Kai-Mei--Colinette Jitterbug--Sock Innovation
(9) Barn Raisning Square--STR Sherbet--Knitalong
(10) Mod on Mod square--cotton--Yarnplay
(11) Barn Raising Square--Opal Harry Potter(tonks)--Knitalong **for HBP Premier**
(12) Round Facecloth--Sugar 'n Cream Stripes--free pattern(Ravelry)
(13) Round Facecloth--Sugar 'n Cream Stripes--free pattern(Ravelry)
(14) Round Facecloth--Sugar 'n Cream--free pattern(Ravelry)
(15) Round Facecloth--Sugar 'n Cream--free pattern(Ravelry)
(16) Diva's Knitted Babe--mostly Knit Picks palette--Knitted Babes
(17) B. knits--pagewood farms--personal pattern
(18) B. knits--STR Sherbet--personal pattern
(19) B. knits--DiC Starry--personal pattern

Stitching:
(1) Provence Sampler--Told in a Garden

Reading:
(1) Bound by Shadow(Windsor)
(2) Bound by Flame(Windsor)-wow, loved this one.
(3) Bound by Light(Windsor)
(4) Dream Warrior(Kenyon)
(5) Kiss of a Demon King(Cole)
(6) Lover Avenged(Ward)
(7) The Darkest Night(Showalter)
(8) The Darkest Kiss(Showalter)
(9) The Darkest Pleasure(Showalter)
(10) Lord of Misrule(Caine)
(11) Bad Moon Rising(Kenyon)
(12) Half-Assed: A Weight Loss Memoir(Fulda)
(13) Skin Trade(Hamilton)
(14) The Darkest Whisper(Showalter)
(15) Casting Spells(Bretton)
(16) Covet(Ward)
(17) Born of Night(Kenyon)
(18) Born of Fire(Kenyon)
(19) Carpe Corpus(Caine)
(20) Born of Ice(Kenyon)
(21) Simple Swaps(The Biggest Loser)
(22) Divine Misdemeanors(Hamilton)
(23) HP and the Socerers Stone(Rowling)--reread with Diva

Fitness:
(1) Finished P90X Lean
(2) Finished Insanity

Happy New Year to Me. . .

My two favorite Pens in one commercial :)

Sid and Max--that just makes my day.

Have a Happy New Year and be safe.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Year in Review 2009

1. your best FO of the year:
Clapotis--I have been wearing it a lot. I'm even contemplating making another.

2. best FO of the year made by a blog you link to:
**It's not just one, I love seeing what Sam is up too. She always has a great finish to share and in spring 2010 she'll have a really cute "finished object" to show off.

3. best yarn you tried:
Dream in Color Smooshy

4. best book/mag/pattern of 2009:

Book:
The re-release of Fair Isle Knitting by the author-who-must-not-be-named

Magazine:
Oxygen
Vogue Knitting(Interweave has been very lame the last couple of years)

Pattern:
Bramble and the Rose--Ink Circles

5. best new technique or gadget you tried in 2009:
**Insanity by Beachbody
**P90X by Beachbody

6. top 5 inspirations--what five things inspired you the most over the past year?
**Insanity
**P90X
**Ravelry
**Tosca Reno
**JR Ward

7. designer who most amazed & inspired you throughout the year:
Cookie A

8. Challenges for 2010--what's next for you and your blog?
I plan on continuing my Challenges idea from this year. I'm still mulling over what my first few Challenges will be although they will fit into the usual categories: knitting, stitching, reading, writing, and fitness.

Just a few thoughts off the top of my head:
**continue working on shrinking my Mii
**another round of P90X Lean
**some sort of Olympic crafting challenge(knitting or stitching--still thinking)
**possibly some sort of finishing WIPs challenge

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday :)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Challenges 2009--The Final Count

I'm beginning to reflect on my accomplishments this year and I decided to start with my Challenges for 2009:

(1) 3 months of the year where I post every day--January, March, July--Done July 31, 2009

(2) Finish a rotation of P90X Lean--Done March 29, 2009

(3) Finish Provence Sampler--Done April 12, 2009

(4) Finish a Rotation of Insanity--Done November 1, 2009

(5) Finish 6 weeks of Turbo Jam--completed 4 weeks before I got Insanity

(6) Get my Mii to look less like a softball--I'm still working on it; it's definitely a work in progress.