Friday, March 2, 2012

March News and Reviews

Can you feel it? It's already March, the days are getting longer, spring is coming closer and I LOVE it! :) Today let's talk about past and upcoming crochet projects and the State of my New Year's Resolutions again.


During february I've been really busy with the super-secret project. I even forced myself to weave in (most of) the ends, because this project really had lots of them!!! It felt like a million threads, but it turned out it was "only" about 400 - so far. Damn, I'm so glad I've started this part early, it would really annoy me to add two extra weeks just for weaving in those ends! Here's another little glimpse, we're coming closer to the end...

I've also signed up for the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week:

(click on the picture for more info)

Unfortunately I had already missed this fun blog week when I started my blog last year in May, and I hoped that there'd be another blog week this year. So I was really excited when I first learned about this year's blog week over at Lazy Daisy Crochet and I signed up at once! For those of you who are also new to the crochet blog community or have missed this project last year, here some infos: in the week from April 23rd - 29th every participant (crocheter or knitter) will blog daily about a given topic. The topics will be announced before, so you can plan your posts in advance. I'm looking forward to this project, and I hope that many of you will join in, too!

Now I've told you about my February crochet and my plans for April, but what about March? Well, first of all I have to finish the super-secret project and of course I want to continue with the Beyond the Square Challenge (edit: I've updated this post today as well!) I'm afraid I have to post the motifs more frequently to reach my goal of 100+ this year. I've also started working on another wiggly design, but I'm not sure if it will work out the way I have in mind. We'll see... :) Last but not least, there'll be another theme-party in a week already - there are still a few days left to vote for your favorite topic. So far it looks like it's going to be a very colorful party :)

And now let's see how my New Year's Resolutions are doing:

I'm doing fine with my activity plans: I still haven't lost my motivation to go to the gym three times a week, mainly doing a combination of moderate cardio workout and strength training - and meanwhile I lost 12 pounds!! No, wait - I've read a brilliant quote just yesterday: "I'm not losing weight, I'm getting rid of it. I have no intention of finding it again!" *lol*
March will also be the last month of our dancing course: so far we've learned the Slow Waltz and the Wiener Waltz, the Foxtrott and the Disco Fox, the Boogie Woogie and the Jive, the Blues and the Cha Cha Cha. Tango and Rumba will be next on the list. Oh, I love the dancing lessons, I really do! I hope I can persuade John to do the next course, too - maybe after the summer, I don't want to overwhelm him :)
I've also got plans for the time after the dancing course: it will either be Zumba (which I've never done before) or Country line-dance (which I've been doing for about two years in a group before I lost interest). You see, my activity level has really increased a lot this year and I feel good, I'm not that tired and lazy like before, it seems that I've got more energy.
Thank god the main point of my Resolutions (the activity thing) is working out, because some other points don't: I'm still wasting time on Pinterest (but it doesn't feel that addictive anymore), I still haven't read a (fictional) book this year and I have done nothing to improve my skills in digital photography. On my to-do list. The year's still long :)

I wish you all a happy month of March with lots of sunshine, energy and happy thoughts! :)


  1. Congrats on your progress!!! Keep the good work... And your surprise is looking beautiful. Hope to see it soon in all its glory.

  2. Your surprise blanket looks pretty. I'm also thinking about joining in the annual knitting and crochet blog week - still thinking about it. :)

  3. Wow looks like you are going to be very busy Barbara, your secret project is looking very good, I have a secret project on the go too so I was really disappointed to find something almost identical on pinterest :( Well done on all your activities, I can strongly recommend Zumba I have been doing it since June last year also I've just started Bokwa which is great too just like going to a disco party :)

  4. Wonderful blanket! Perfect color scheme ...
    Beatiful Crochet = 0)

    Happy weekend -. -. -

  5. Glad to see you joining in blog week. It should be fun!

  6. Ooooooh your blanket looks amazing!! I love the weight loss comment too, about getting rid of it - how brilliant. Have a fabulous week hon.


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