September Gone

September is over.  I didn't meet all of my goals. 

I did finish Trisha's blanket.  I was only able to snap this one picture of it before she grabbed it and took it back to her apartment.  I'm sure she is putting it to good use since the weather has turned cooler around here.

I now have about 800 yards of light fingering weight yarn.  This picture doesn't show off all of the colors well.  Now I have to decide what to make with it.

With the completion of Trisha's blanket, I am able to start a gift for my niece.  I have two skeins of white Alpaca with a Twist Fino.  I wound the skeins into cakes.  I have been waffling on what pattern to make.  I wanted to make it unique, but I couldn't figure out how to fit the design elements together.  I decided that I should stick with a proven pattern.  I found one from a lace book I had in my library.  

After a trip to the LYS to get the appropriate needles, I cast on and got to work.  I am going to have to set some milestones for this project to make sure I get it done.

Sticking to the schedule will be critical.

Because shiny objects can be a distraction, like this yummy Madelinetosh Prairie that I picked up while at the LYS.  The was a sample of Jenny's Faith made out of this yarn in colorway Fog.  It was gorgeous!!!

So what do I do?  I buy the yarn, download the pattern from Ravelry and begin. I needed a little Faith of my own.

Now about the September goals I didn't meet.  Exercising daily is not something I have been able to accomplish.  I am going to still strive to do it.  My problem is that I don't enjoy it.  Unlike my husband and children, I don't get the endorphin rush from exercise.  I don't crave it. They do.  They don't understand me and I don't understand them.  For the sake of my health, I am trying to make some positive changes.  This is one I need to keep working at.

The other goal for September, studying for the PMP exam, has fallen by the wayside.  Something has come up in my life that has suddenly sucked all the motivation out of me.  My boss and I had a talk Thursday at work and he agreed to let me defer this certification.