A bunch of randoms

yarn

  • I really want to make these hats for a couple of holiday gifts. Problem is, I knit. I have no idea how to crochet. Any crochet-ers want to chime in and let me know if this is a feasible project for a beginner or am I absolutely NUTS? It won’t hurt my feelings if you tell me I’m crazy.

 

  • I went for a run last week (I haven’t run since, because the weather change made me pretty darn sick…ugh), and the weather was much less humid than usual, so I just jogged at the pace that felt right without staring at the RunKeeper app. Three minutes later, I looked at my pace and it said 12 minutes/mile. The minute I saw that, I got super excited. Then, my mind got to me and I felt tired and had to slow down…I shouldn’t have even looked at the app. 12 min/mile is a CRAZY pace for me. It makes me excited to see how my pace will improve with the weather feeling cooler and cooler.

 

  • Wholly Guacamole sent me a prize pack of their products last weekend (lucky me!), and now, my latest snack addiction are these. I need to find a healthier dipper option besides tortilla chips, though. 140 calories for 7 chips? UGH. It really makes me wonder how many calories I used to consume in a tex-mex restaurant when they’d bring out basket after basket of chips. :(

 

  • I’m so glad that Pumpkin Spice Fraps are back. The light version (grande size) is less than 200 calories, and I only get one when I go grocery shopping at Target. It makes that annoying errand (moreso because of rude shoppers) a little more pleasant.

wreath

  • We decorated our house for Halloween two weekends ago, and when I went to take out the fall wreath, I was super bummed to find out that most of the decor fell off of the wreath. :( NOTHING bums me out more when I have to make a trip to Michaels (ha!). I think the wreath looks adorable now…I wanted to go for a more rustic/nature feel with this one.

 

  • I FINALLY finished a quilt…this quilt. I can’t wait to give it to the person I made it for. :-) I think between the wreath and the quilt, I got the craft bug back. Since it’s the fall, though, I couldn’t help but fork out the knitting needles. :-)

 

Comments

  1. Jenna (Doxie) says:

    Crocheting is so much easier than knitting, I think. It’s easy to start, too! Just check out some videos on Youtube– that’s how I learned. It doesn’t look like that hat uses too many different stitches, shouldn’t be too bad!

  2. I love the crafting too!!! The wreath looks awesome! And I agree about the chips. It’s DEPRESSING -but a tad inspiring -when you start to calculate how many calories of something you USED to eat in a sitting! I wonder if the PopChips tortilla chips would be any better? I also wonder if you made your own if they’d be better? And I can’t wait for the weather to cool here… (ha, in late December maybe?) running when it’s mid-high 80′s and VERY humid is tough!

  3. Rachel (your seester) says:

    Thank you for that amazing quilt!!! I love it!!

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