10. Time to prepare for the new year…

So this year has brought about a lot of changes in my life and in myself. I won’t bore you with a detailed rundown of the crazy ass things that have happened this year; we’ll just say that I could — and probably will at some point– write a book about 2010. I started this blog project as a way to combat the flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants feeling that all of these changes caused and although I haven’t really figured out exactly what I want to specifically talk about, I think I’m well on my way with every post I make.

Speaking of writing posts that relate to a common theme, I’ll say that I haven’t made any new earrings lately because I’ve become quite the little crocheter. I haven’t tried anything new since learning how to granny square, but I’ve made two scarves and a tiny baby blanket, so I’m feeling a wee bit accomplished. I have one more baby blanket to make before I can get started on presents for the March birthdays in my life. I do have some ideas for earrings on the back-burner of my brain though, so I’m looking forward to finally being able to make them a reality.

As far as things that I have learned in this new job? Did we know Hemp Milk was a thing? Also, hemp crackers, cereal and cookies. When did hemp become edible? I’ve been told the milk is actually pretty good so prepare yourself for a post about my first taste. Maybe I could eat hemp cereal with hemp milk and sprinkle some hemp cookies on top?

Oh! And I finally hung things on my walls! My room is almost where I want it to be. I felt motivated to make my apartment seem less like a brightly colored hospital because the man in my life is coming to visit for a few days. 🙂 Needless to say, I won’t be making a post while he’s here. I will be –ahem– preoccupied.

9. One project to check off the list!

I’m sorry it has been a while since I’ve posted. Finals have consumed my entire life and, honestly, I haven’t had much to report. Well, that’s a lie. I did finally find a job! I think I’ll actually be able to incorporate it into this blog in a way. My new employer is a funky, gourmet grocery store so I know there will be a bunch of fun, little things to talk about. There’s a whole wall of gourmet ice cream pints, for heaven’s sake! The public needs to know!

I did finish one project, though.

So about a month and a half ago I was contacted by a friend of a friend on Facebook who said that she had seen my blog and was wondering if I would make a blanket for her to give to her 5-month old grandson. She said that she understood that I’m still an amateur but that she gave each one of her daughters a crocheted blanket when they were young and she wanted to continue the tradition with her first grandson. I liked the idea of having something I made be part of something significant to someone else, so I agreed.

I just finished today and we’re still negotiating price and sorting details, but I was so proud of my petite blanket that I thought I would share some pictures.

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