Wednesday, October 6, 2010

List Update- October

Am getting through my list, slowly. I still have a few things to achieve in the coming months though.

I must confess, I am giving up on two of the challenges. Sorry. I haven't done any knitting this Winter (due to struggling with a touch of depression and also focusing on finishing the quilt of doom..) and I just don't feel like my skill level is high enough to complete a jumper for Aesop, or a cardi for myself. I can't justify splashing out on decent wool or putting in the hours to complete them. As a compromise I'll be sure to sew each of us a top before the year is out.

The completed are in light grey, the give-ups are in dark grey and the to-dos are in bold black.

1. Fit into my favourite summer top. -
Can do it up, but still not 'decent' enough to wear out.
2. Sew myself at least one DRESS. - Done!
3. Knit myself a cardigan I love. -Am canning this goal. My knitting isn't improving fast enough to spend the dosh, and the time, on a cardi. Stink.
4. Make Abraham a hoodie. - Done! Pictures coming soon.
5. Start sewing to sell again.  - Started this month!
6. List GIANT pile of thing on Trademe. - Have listed around half. Am calling it a day for now.
7. Print the majority of our photos. - have printed about 1/6th of them.. getting there!
8. Plant a vege garden.Done in februrary Yay!
9. Go to the movies. - Done in March
10. Back up our photos on hardrive/ preserve fruit, make jam.   Done in April.
11. Start blogging again. 01/01
12. Get business cards. - Made my own in June!
13. Buy 2 pairs of decent shoes. - No joy on this front yet.
14. Take Aesop to the zoo. - Done in July!
15. Send (at least) 2 parcels to Amy. - done.
16. Finish at least 2 duathlon type events. - Done!
17. Sort out entire garage. - Done in April! With thanks to Abraham!
18. Finish yoyo quilt. - Done! phew!
19. Earn $1000 through sewing. - Around $60 to go!
20. Have a bbq/dinner with over 10 people. - This one is in the planning stages. Thinking will be in the next month. Wanna come?
21. See some live music. - Done Feb.
22. Save over $1000/ have an outdoor movie night  Done!
23. pay off our laptop and buy a new camera. -
24. Sew 10 garments for the kids.
25. Knit Aesop a jumper. - Canning this one too. Will sew him a few instead. He was not interested and my knitting is just not fast/good enough.
26. Make the mix cd to end all mix cds. - Also in the planning stages.
27. Cover the cushions on the window seat. - Done in August!
28. Get away for a night without the kids! - Have had a night without the kids, but not 'gotten away
 as such. Will be sometime around out anniversary in Dec.
29. Get mentioned in a magazine. - Does a local news magazine count? But it was about the radio station not sewing!
30. Make most of the gifts we give (this year). - A bit of a continuous goal this one. But going really well.


  1. I'd come to the BBQ if we were in NZ for sure !!!!!!!!!!!!!! and good for you for letting go of the knitting project, why stress over something thats meant to be relaxing :)

  2. What's your Trade Me trader name?