Sunday, January 04, 2009

Not exactly resolutions...

I tend not to make resolutions on New Year's. After all, I was not born until April so my new year doesn't start until then. (Why yes, I am a bit self centered.) Last Monday, as you may or may not have noticed by looking at my sidebar, I decided to start exercising. I am attempting to do the 30 Day Shred for 30 days and will be updating my thoughts daily on the sidebar under Exercise won't kill me. I am not doing this to lose weight, so I am not changing my diet besides cutting out the daily cocktails and beers. I just want to be a bit stronger and more toned. So far I have stuck with it longer than I have ever stuck with an exercise 'program'. I hate exercising, but realize that it is something that I really need to do for myself. Last spring, I cut out an I'm-not-incriminating-myself bad habit and this winter has been so much easier for me ( I believe) as a result. I am hoping that exercise will make me feel that much better.

Looking back at last year, I realized that I accomplished all my knitting goals except finishing that fish afghan. It tried to become a baby blanket last year, but I could not for the life of me attach a border that I liked. Maybe this year all those little fishes will make a baby cozy. Besides the fish, I have one project from 2008 that needs to be finished - The Lovely Lacy Shawl. I am using the border from this shawl and in doing so I have added 15 rows to my shawl. That translates to almost 15 more hours of knitting...

Also this year I would like to re knit Lemonade and rewrite the pattern. Unfortunately, I have to do this from scratch since both Magknits and my computer that had the pattern saved on it died last year. I started over yesterday (since I am not feeling the lacy shawl) and have most of the waistband finished.

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous year!

5 comments:

frogginette said...

Happy New Year to you! I haven't made any resolutions involving exercise (urg!) but I've been good about limiting my alcohol intake to the week-end... Baby steps.

urbanknitrix said...

Good luck!! I too do Bday year resolutions than New year resolution - I can't compete with everyone, I have to be the star...I think its the Taurus in me.

Shannon said...

I start a cardio kickboxing class on Monday...I'm already dreading it and it's a week away. I guess I prefer not to leave my house to excercise, but if I stay home I procrastinate too much.

I really like your Lemonade pattern and look forward to the rewrite!

Misty said...

I have Lemonade printed out from Magknits. I can scan it tomorrow and email it to you if you like.

del said...

You go, girl! I'm making a half-assed attempt at fitness but damn if I can't give up dessert. :-)