Big news guys…it’s Friday! I’m not going to talk about the BIG news in the UK this morning, because this is not a politics blog…and I have tons to talk about this week, so without further ado, here’s the Friday Roundup.
Just a quick reminder, I published Episode 14 of the Plutonium Muffins podcast this week. You can listen to it here, or grab it in your favourite podcatcher. There’s a subscribe button so you never miss an episode too!
I finished Naloa! I am so, so pleased with it. I modified the chart and extended the pattern by something like three seven repeats of the pattern rows – I was playing serious yarn chicken by the end of it, and had only 3 g of my yarn left by the time I cast off…
I have yet to take nice photos of it, although here is a teaser shot from last night. I will work on that this weekend, and dish the details next week.
Taking Myself Seriously
I had a great piece of advice from someone a few weeks ago – they reminded me that if I wanted other people to take me seriously, then I should take myself seriously. What this means, in practice, is that if I am to be self-employed and making My Own Way, I need to feel like that is a serious thing.
Over the last few months, I’ve been a terrible slob, wearing pyjamas most of the day and only dressing up (badly) if I need to go out, never wearing make-up, nail polish, or generally just taking care of myself. I’ve realised that if I’m not going to be going out to work everyday, I need to make myself feel like I’m at work – so I’ve given my cosmetics collection an overhaul, and am trying to take myself more seriously. This includes ensuring the housework is all taken care of and that I have a clear workspace.
It has been seriously motivating.
While we are on the make-up, cosmetics, lifestyle type of thing, I’ve recently gotten addicted to the Zoella channel on YouTube. Zoë Sugg is a YouTuber, which basically means she makes her money by doing videos on YouTube! She concentrates on beauty, lifestyle and so forth, and I have no idea how I found her, but I do know that for the last few days I’ve had her videos playing all the time while I’ve been copywriting.
It’s so totally not something I am typically interested, but I’m trying to be a more rounded person, and I am secretly (or not so much) loving the influence of Zoella on my ability to pay more attention to my cosmetic regime.
The laces for my hacked Converses finally arrived, so they are finished and I can wear them around the town! The tutorial for making your own pair of these is here.
I went out with a friend, and she bought some plain shoes to decorate. She finished them really quickly – aren’t these amazing? She just did this with Sharpies!
This blog post comes slightly later than usual because I had a load of chores I had to finish. We have a duvet that has needed washing for a long time, and jackets that have needed to go to the drycleaners. I’ve accomplished both of these this morning, and the rest of the day is mine to work with as I choose. It feels good.
Bonus – YiTC
I went to the Knit Night with Yarn in the City on Wednesday! Here’s Alli’s photo of us using her famous, amazing selfie stick.
This feels like a slightly fragmented post, but there we go. I stayed up very late knitting and watching the election results, and my brain is a little fuzzy!
Have a great weekend, and check out more Friday posts at the below links.