This post was originally titled “Oops, I haven’t posted in 5 months”, but I figured my 3 readers didn’t really need me to tell them that. Instead, I’m going to focus on some new things going on in my life.
New Years Resolutions (in February)
I usually don’t make any resolutions because I don’t ever stick to them, but this year I really wanted to renew my previously lackluster commitment to running. Using a Couch To 5k program, my goal is to run three times a week and sign up for a 5k in the spring. So far, I’m doing surprisingly well. Even though I should be on Week 6 now, I’ve been repeating the Week 5, Workout 1 routine a few times over until I felt comfortable enough to move up to Week 5, Workout 2; 5:1 has 5:00 running intervals and 5:2 has 8:00 running intervals. I feel great, I look great (kind of) and I’m so proud of my progress. Helping me along my fitness journey is Soylent, and I really do believe that this drink is the reason why I’ve been able to get this far in the program.
My second resolution was to blog once a week. Well, we see how that’s been going. The truth is, I think about blogging all the time, but I never feel like anything I have to say is relevent or interesting. That being said, I think I am going to change my blog a little bit soon to make it more about my life and hobbies, as opposed to just focused on knitting. The problem is that I can’t think of a blog name to replace Perfect Purl. I’m open to suggestions.
Some of the things I would like to start blogging about include book reviews, coffee and bullet journaling. Which leads me to…
I’m really excited about this. If you’ve ever read my blog before, you probably know that I’m a fan of the Erin Condren Life Planner and planning in general. I’ve been stalking following some bullet journalers on Instagram for months, and finally I decided to try it out myself. I didn’t think I would like it. Boy, was I wrong. I love it. Eric and I have been trying it out together, and we both really enjoy it so far.
I’m going to do my best to start blogging weekly. My posts will probably be about an assortment of things and I don’t know if I can stay motivated to do it.
After vowing to post more frequently I haven’t. What a surprise. I guess once a month is more often than once every six months. But hey, a lot has been going on. We moved to Indy. I knitted a thing. That’s a lot, right?
So yeah, Indianapolis. It’s nothing like when I lived in Phoenix, but I missed the city life. Indy is strange because it has a city feel and a country feel at the same time. We are driving down a road next to huge buildings, then a mile later we are in a corn field. I don’t dislike it. I could do with a little less corn, though.
One thing I like about being here is that there is always somewhere to go. In Evansville, everything was closed between 6 and 8 pm. You weren’t supposed to go to parks and trails after sunset. But here, downtown is well lit. It probably goes without saying that Pokemon Go is taking over downtown Indy. I love it. I think I’ll make friends soon.
I’ve been knitting a lot lately, too. I bought a cowl pattern like two years ago that I loved – it was actually the first pattern I ever spent money on. I started the cowl then promptly lost track of the project. Lately I had the urge to finish it but I couldn’t find the bag I stuck it in with all the moving. Any excuse to buy more yarn, amiright? Of course, shortly after I started the new cowl I found the old one! After finishing up the second one I started, I dragged the old one out again. They’ve got different feels and I can’t decide which one I like more.
Any knitters in the Indy area need a new friend? Cause I’m free all the time.
Hot damn I’ve been gone a while! I’m not working right now so I think I’ll try to blog like twice a week. If anything interesting happens, that is.
Did anyone else preorder their Erin Condren Life Planner this month? I got one last year and I loved it. I upgraded to the rose gold spiral binding because rose gold. It will match my rose gold iPhone and Apple Watch. I definitely don’t spoil myself at all!
Last year I got the new (at the time) horizontal layout. I really regretted it even though I’ve only ever used horizontal layout planners in the past. So this year I got the vertical layout! I feel like that’s one of the features that makes ECLP special. Does anyone make their own stickers? I’ve been wanting to do that for a while but I can’t figure out what kind of sticker paper I need to buy!
Unfortunately my Spring and Summer so far have held very little knitting. I’m trying to make up for it by actually paying for a pattern and make an amigurumi for the first time. I bought this really cute pattern I found on Ravelry (as always!) but I’m still stuck on the head. I’ve had to frog it over five times and I’m starting to get depressed with it. I just can’t seem to end up with the correct number of stitches after the first row of decreases. I swear I’m paying really close attention to the pattern. I’m about to start it again – and hopefully for the last time. I’ll track my progress on here. It’ll give me something to blog about for once.
We got our engagement photos taken yesterday. It was a really beautiful day (probably the last of the year sadly) and we had so much fun. Our photographer posted one of our photos on Facebook and I’m too excited not to share.
My fiancé and I are getting engagement photos done on Saturday. We’re really unorganized and kind of lazy, so we just started scouting out locations yesterday. This led to us being outside for the longest amount of time in forever.
We took a lot of pictures and the weather was so nice I almost feel like we’re real photographers. Of course we aren’t and our pictures are nowhere near that nice. But it’s nice to dream.
This is probably the last week that the weather will be nice enough to enjoy without shivering. Gotta love that fickle midwest weather!