Saturday, 22 September 2007

How to Get A-head in Life

Well I've finally discovered the secret to getting ahead in life. Let me introduce to you Ursula the Ugly foam head. I borrowed her from work to block my hats. Since she has been decorated and no longer displayable, my boss isn't in any hurry to get her back. Plus my 8 year old like to play Zaphod Beeblebrox with her. There is also a night club, here in Ottawa, called Zaphod Beeblebrox, but she's far to young to play that kind of game. See the lovely hat she is wearing? I am having a hard time writing up the pattern for that hat. Lesson learnt. Always write down what you are knitting as you knit it...especially explanations for abbreviations you invent along the way.

Seven Things Update
I have not fallen off the bandwagon on this one. So here is what happened last week.
2 bags of kid's clothes that went to charity.....about 28 items in all
A couch was tossed. It was very uncomfortable to sit on and because it was cheaply made, the kids and dog had literally destroyed it over the 10+ years we had it.
2 skeins of wool.
We had been given some bedroom furniture for our youngest which included a computer desk. His room is WAY too small to accommodate the desk so for the longest time it sat in the garage. So here's what we did. In the vacant space formally occupied by the couch we put the desk. I am using the desk as a sewing table which gets rid of the rickety table I was using (when I sewed the table kind of bounced). It also gets rid of the old microwave stand that I kept supplies in, plus frees up room on a shelf in the basement as I am able to put all my supplies and both my serger and sewing machine on or in the desk.

The report for this past week.
2 boxes of kids clothes that went to friends......50+ items at least.
15 balls of Noro for my Jane Ellison sweater
1 knitting pattern
2 balls of sock yarn
2 tops
a handful of beads and things for stitch markers for my swap.

So maybe I'm not doing all I could for this, but I am being honest with what I bring in. So all in all I think that I'm doing well for holding myself accountable of what I buy. DH is all for it as we are now starting to see the floor to our closest. That is a good thing.

Until next time
Yours in Yarn,
The Fibreholic


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Oh well done! Just think, it's like changing your eating habits, little and often wins the race :-)

Taphophile said...

That hat is fabulous! Know what you mean about writing it up as you go, though. It's just that it, like, slows you down.

You're doing really well on the 7 things. Geez, you got rid of furniture!

I'm not sure I'd like a nightclub named for Zaphod Beeblebrox but I really would like to try a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster just once in my life. ;)

Georgie said...

I love that hat, its gorgeous! Good luck with the pattern:-/

Well done on the decluttering...youre doing so much better than I ever could!


I read recently to take 10 minutes every weekend and clear out 10 things you don't need or want anymore. It's working for me.