Monday, January 26, 2009

Stitch n'bitch!

There’s really not much to bitch about with knitting…yet. I am sure I am going to get to a point where I am stuck and then I will bitch up a storm. Or more likely, I’ll quit. But right now, things are going swimmingly. I finished my first scarf this weekend! It’s far from perfect, but it’s done and I am excited about that. I started my second scarf too. I’m actually more excited about the second one because it already looks a lot better and I got to pick out the yarn and I didn’t need any help getting it started, so it feels more like my very own project. I didn’t realize how addicting knitting would be, but I think it’s a great winter activity when you live in a place that is only getting about 6.5 hours of daylight.

One of the other things I am doing to keep busy this winter is trap shooting. I joined a league. My team is the only all female team in league history. None of us have ever shot a gun before, so we are probably the biggest joke in league history too, but I’m sure we are also having more fun than any other team so it all evens out. Shooting a gun is fun. And knitting and shooting makes me feel more ‘Alaskan’ somehow. My other ‘Alaskan’ activities of late include getting a fishing license and scoping out a fly rod to buy myself for my birthday.

Holy crap – I turn 30 next week!! When did that sneak up on me?! It’s on a Thursday. Lame. I am going to usher in a new decade by going to work. Oh well, I guess that’s just how adults roll and 30 is indisputably a grown up age… I’ll try to come up with something a little more exciting.


radioactive girl said...

Happy Birthday a little early.

I am so happy that you are enjoying knitting! Awesome!

5 of 9er said...

A true sign of a well rounded 30 year old woman is if she shoots and knits. Way to go! :)

moondog said...

you *do* know the weekend starts on thursday right? ;)

happy early birthday, hope it's a good one!

Michael5000 said...

30 doesn't seem so grown up from 40. On the other hand, I don't want to sound condescending, what with you being armed and inexperienced.

Nice scarf!

Anonymous said...

dont listen to anyone else. 30 is old.