I've been thinking a lot about knitting (and doing just a little), and thinking a little about crochet (and not doing any). I want to knit cardigans, socks and a beret or two. I want to crochet a granny square blanket. More on this another time.
I'm obsessed with fashion. I'm not a fashionista. I pay little attention to the latest hot trend. I love classics and vintage styles. I like looking at fabrics and sewing patterns and designing a seasonal wardrobe with a "collection" look to it. These wishful dreams bear little resemblance to what is in my drawers and closet. And I haven't been sewing, but I want to be. My sewing room isn't up to it.
Which brings me to my current season: I am very gradually de-cluttering. And organizing. And getting into better routines (a la Flylady).
- I am job-seeking. Which differs from my "career" building. I have ambitious long-term career plans, but I need to be making a living in the meantime. So, among other efforts, I'll be adding some listings to my etsy shop, sort of a combined de-cluttering/income-making activity.
- I have started Weight Watchers. I feel hopeful that I will do better with this than I have in the past. It doesn't feel so hard this time, and I am seeing some results. I am significantly overweight with creeping cardiac risk factors. But my real motivation is vanity and my obsession with clothes. Being overweight makes dressing well a real challenge, not to mention being comfortable in one's clothing. I am working on being able to blog about this, i.e. with photos of myself, but I am a bit shy about photos of myself, and a lot embarassed about being sooooo biiiiig. I am working on this though, and this little self-confession is a start. It occurs to me that I have such a small readership that it doesn't much matter what (or if) I post! And anyone who knows me knows how fat I am. It is only I who is shocked by pictures of me. (!)
- The pictures have nothing whatsoever to do with the content. Just here to give you something pretty to look at.
- That is what is up with me. So now I've greased some rusty gears, and laid the groundwork for some future follow-up topics.