New Year Resolutions, Bullet Journaling and Other Updates

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…

Bullet Journaling!

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.

In Closing

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.

Mandatory “Is it fall yet?” post, and also relevant things

It’s a beautiful day here in Indy. It’s warm with a nice cool breeze, and the sun is out. I drove with the windows down. I wore a green dress. I bought a pumpkin chai. Is it fall now? But really, my wedding is next month, and I’m starting to freak out. Where has this year even gone?

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It’s hiding with the Q-Tips, Ma.

So I came across an interesting pattern the other day. I’ve been on the quest of a lifetime (or at the very least, the quest of a few good years) to find cables like this:

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I stopped in my local knitting shop and asked if the employees could point me in the right direction. I ended up with this pattern, for a hat. Not really what I wanted, but I’m like, eh I’ll give it a try. So I’ve got this print out, I’ve got my needles and some hella cool yarn, and I cast on and join in the round…. Except wait! This hat is worked flat! What? I’ve never, ever seen a hat worked flat. And I’ve also yet to find a reason as to why this is worked flat. Did Patons just not want to frighten people? Cables and working in the round, oh no!

Anyway, here’s my progress on this freaking-weird pattern so far:

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If anyone has an idea as to how to make cables like the ones above, I would really appreciate it.

Updates on a Busy Life

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.

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Kennedy loves the new house

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.

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Kennedy met a twin at the canal!

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.