Ten-and-a-half Feet of Nerdiness

I’m finally done with my first knitting project ever, even though I started and finished two more in the same amount of time. Hah!

Takeaways from this project? Buy enough yarn up front and you won’t have to worry about colors not matching when you buy more, or running out in the middle of the project and then having to wait until payday so you can buy more yarn. (By the way, I used the KnitPicks worsted Wool of the Andes in colors suggested by DoctorWhoScarf [see below]).

I had anticipated a 11′ scarf, but after blocking, it was only 10.5′. Pretty close! I’m really happy with how it turned out, and this was definitely the best project for a [nerdy] newbie to have made. I hope to never knit a dishcloth 😛

Completed Doctor Who scarf

Completed Doctor Who scarf

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What I’ve Been Up To…

It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Kind of been slacking on my projects.

Personal-honesty-time! So about three years ago, I managed to work really hard (eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising) and lost 15 lbs. I was at my goal weight, and was happy with how I looked. Sometime between then and now, I forgot how to be vigilant with my eating habits and exercise, and ended up slacking off to where I am back at where I started. I’m a bit annoyed with myself, and am experiencing problems fitting into my clothes, so last month I placed a moratorium on myself to not sew anything until today for two reasons: 1) So I could try to lose 10 lbs in six weeks (if I worked really hard, it would have been doable), and 2) to get other projects done for other people.

Obviously, I thought I could still eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, go to the gym maybe twice a week, and somehow two pounds would fall off each week. Right. Okay, no more sob-story. I’m just going to get it done, and to encourage myself, I’m going to reward myself with a couple sewing projects:

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