Keeping up Enthusiasm, a yarn story

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Another week into 2018.  Am I keeping up my Enthusiams?

Reiteration from last week  –

  1. Keep on track with the diet started in October
  2. Sort out craft stuff all over the house
  3. Think seriously about the next step jobwise/careerwise and make good choices
  4. Make a bucket list of things to do compelled by a particular date
  5. Become more involved in day to day household accounting/finance

Yes, the dieting has been going well, despite eating out twice, according to my own bathroom scales I am still more or less on track.  My view is, enjoy food, enjoy company, be extra sensible when eating at home. the two counterbalance each other and life doesn’t get boring!

Craft sorting is slow but still sorting.

Another yarn project ripped back and well into the reknit. Another Drops Andes project, it was a short sleeved jacket, a DROPs pattern which just was a disaster, now it’s 3/4 of a cushion using a Sirdar pattern when gauge this time is not so important.

yarnripped   yarnrippedreknit

A little fabric project has also been decided upon – will blog pics when finished – technically this will become a fabric/yarn combi project.  Any guesses?

yarn holder fabric

Job/Career – a few prospects thought about, one visited, no conclusions yet.  Who would have thought of a coffee shop run from a horse box parked in a restaurant car park?  That was just one opportunity.  Yes, really!

Bucket list – the bucket is empty at the moment!

Household accounting – can I count last week’s decision to menu plan rather than random buy the main weekly shop?  It means I will use up everything I buy, not throw out a thing, not waste any money!  This isn’t big inroads to my ‘Enthusiasm’ but it’s a start.  You should have seen my husband’s surprise when I served up ‘cauliflower rice’ for dinner yesterday (Enthusisam 1. Diet planning, Enthusiasm 5. Using what we had, Conclusion – we both thought it delicious, it was a win/win!)

Happy crafting and creating.  Another week, another zillion projects in the making!


7 thoughts on “Keeping up Enthusiasm, a yarn story

    Donnalee said:
    January 15, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    I cook using whatever is left over in the fridge or shelves sometimesd, so right this second it’s a big pot of stew with organic lentils, two fake sausauges, leftover mushroom goo from restaurant yesterday, and a potato. It’s very much stone soup like the old story, just adding odds and ends to boiling water and getting something really good and healthy.

    It sounds like you are going along well and finding what suits you-=-good for you.

      tinaor responded:
      January 15, 2018 at 8:48 pm

      I often do ‘fridge soup’ with whatever veges I have – my husband says none of my soups are ever the same! Thanks for your kind comments.x

        Donnalee said:
        January 15, 2018 at 8:49 pm

        I think that can be the mark of someone who enjoys cooking and/or is good at it, to just take whatever you have and make it edible. You have a good skill there!

    quietwatercraft said:
    January 18, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Ooh I love cauliflower rice! Have you tried cauliflower pizza crust before? It’s a bit of a faff squeezing the water out but the taste, texture, everything is gorgeous.

      tinaor responded:
      January 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      I did see a recipe for cauli pizza and wondered how you got it to all stick together – might give it a go soon.

        quietwatercraft said:
        January 18, 2018 at 3:39 pm

        A bit of cheese (recipes say parmesan/mozzarella but I usually just use cheddar!) but mainly eggs, in every recipe I’ve tried 🙂 You inspired me, I just bought a cauliflower on my lunch break to make some pizza this week!

        tinaor responded:
        January 19, 2018 at 9:27 am

        Fabulous! I might even give it a go myself over the next couple of weeks too!

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