BookWyrmKnits’ 101 in 1001 Challenge

BookWyrmKnits’ 101 in 1001 Challenge

START DATE: 7/11/2016     //     END DATE: 4/8/2019

29 THINGS COMPLETE OUT OF 101

ARTS & CRAFTS (4/19 complete)

  1. Clean sewing stash and rehome unwanted fabric/notions
  2. Clean spinning stash and rehome unwanted fiber ~ 8/2/2016
  3. Clean yarn stash and rehome unwanted yarn ~ 8/5/2016
  4. Complete Craftsy photography class to learn how to use my DSLR better
  5. Cull card making supplies to what I will actually use
  6. Finish crocheting Babette blanket
  7. Finish knitting the 2016 GAL blanket
  8. Finish sewing the T-Shirt Quilt
  9. Go through my knitting magazines and determine which ones have patterns I want to knit – keep those, and donate the rest ~ 7/23/2016
  10. Go through needle felting supplies and get rid of what I won’t use ~ 6/29/2017
  11. Spin Purple Majesty yarn for Boyfriend Sweater
  12. Knit Purple Majesty Boyfriend Sweater
  13. Make 2 (digital) scrapbooks for me (1/2)
  14. Make my own Christmas cards (I used to do this, and miss it)
  15. Needle felt at least 1 project — I changed my mind, I’m not going to continue with this hobby. Instead #10 (get rid of all needle felting supplies I won’t use) will end up getting rid of ALL needle felting supplies.
  16. Organize my crafting supplies so that everything has a place to belong, and rehome anything that I no longer want
  17. Sew 3 items of clothing (for me or gifts) (0/3)
  18. Sew the Nora Doctor Bag
  19. Weave something on the loom

BLOG (2/4 complete)

  1. Blog about 101 in 1001 progress at least once a month (13/33)
  2. Make 10 new blog friends (7/10)
  3. Refresh my list of Favorite Blogs, and find at least 10 new blogs to include (10/10) ~ (1 = Socrates’ Book Reviews; 2 = Inkophile; 3 = Scribble Jot; 4 = Quo Vadis; 5 = Hand Over That Pen; 6 = This Is My Truth Now; 7 = The Hungry Little Bookwyrm; 8 = kmkat and her needles; 9 = BookBum; 10 = Jo Creates) ~ 7/27/2017
  4. Visit my blog friends (old and new) at least once a week for 3 months minimum ~ 2/28/2017

FITNESS (2/7 complete)

  1. 30 minutes of yoga, 3+ days a week, for a month (do 2 times) (0/2)
  2. Complete 30-Day Plank Challenge — EDIT: Complete 30-Day Crunch Challenge ~ 1/18/2016
  3. Exercise 30+ minutes every weekday for a month (do 5 times) (0/5)
  4. Participate in at least 1 more Hogwarts Running Club race (though I’ve been doing them as walks, not as runs) ~ 1/30/2017
  5. Use my free weights (or other at-home strength training) for at least 10 minutes daily, 3 days a week, for a months (do 2 times) (0/2)
  6. Use or rehome my bicycle
  7. Walk from Hobbiton to Rivendell

FOOD (6/14 complete)

Note: with the exception of the monthly new recipe challenge goal, recipes in the food section of this challenge can only count toward one aspect of the challenge. So, list items #31, 38, & 42-43 will total 17 new recipes tried.

  1. Bake a pumpkin pie ~ 11/23/2016
  2. Cut back to 1 Starbucks chai/Frappuccino per week maximum, and maintain for 2 months ~ 2/28/2017
  3. Drink no soda for a month (do 3 times) (1/3) ~ (1 = Jan 2017)
  4. Enter all my recipes into my digital recipe manager (Paprika)
  5. Get my kitchen knives sharpened or replaced
  6. Go a month without eating fast food ~ 11/30/2016
  7. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley
  8. Replace my Crock Pot and try 10 new slow cooker recipes for it (10/10) ~ (1 = Slow Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone; 2 = Mongolian Beef; 3 = Crock-pot Ham, Green Beans, and Potatoes; 4 = Mom’s Italian Beef Barley Soup; 5 = Italian Garden Soup; 6 = Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos; 7 = Slow Cooker Beef Stew; 8 = Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken; 9 = Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup; 10 = Slow Cooker Jambalaya) ~ 3/1/2017
  9. Try 20 new restaurants (19/20)
  10. Try 3 new recipes every month for the length of the challenge (inclusive with other recipe goals in this challenge) (13/33)
  11. Try 3 new wineries in my local area (3/3) ~ 12/4/2016
  12. Try 5 new vegetarian dinner recipes (5/5) ~ (1 = Lentil, Kale, & Quinoa Stew; 2 = One-Pan Mexican Quinoa; 3 = Chholey (Chickpea) Masala; 4 = Red Lentil Soup; 5 = Zesty Quinoa Salad) ~ 4/21/2017
  13. Try cooking Dim Sum
  14. Try to make the Perfect Margarita

HEALTH (1/5 complete)

  1. Drink the recommended amount of water daily for a week (do 10 times) (0/10)
  2. Get a minimum of 7 hours sleep on weeknights for a month (do 3 times) (0/3)
  3. Get an eye appointment (and new glasses if needed)
  4. Reach my goal weight and maintain it (will mark as “in progress” when I reach said goal weight, and will mark it as “completed” when I have maintained it for 3 months)
  5. Use Invisalign to get my teeth straight ~ 6/19/2017

PERSONAL (6/21 complete)

  1. Clean the guest room so it’s usable as a guest room
  2. Donate blood (do 3 times) (2/3) ~ (1 = 3/4/2017; 2 = 7/1/2017)
  3. Explore 5 new-to-me locations (extended vacation or day trip) (2/5)
  4. Get up early enough to make myself breakfast at home before work daily for a week (do 5 times) (0/5)
  5. Go a full month without buying anything frivolous (do 5 times) (1/5)
  6. Go through my iCloud photos and get rid of ones I don’t want to keep
  7. Go through my mug collection and only keep the ones I intend to use ~ 3/18/2017
  8. Have a game night with family ~ 1/6/2017
  9. Make an earthquake kit
  10. Make/do 12 things (food or otherwise) off of Pintrest (5/12) ~ (1 = caged dice; 2 = Pusheen cookies; 3 = Happy Bread; 4 = Circle of Love Lace Cowl; 5 = Undercover Maker Mat)
  11. Migrate everything from my old laptop to my new one
  12. Send off the rest of my APS film cartridges to get scanned to digital (can be done in batches)
  13. Take a class / find a software program and start learning another language
  14. Tour a vineyard
  15. Turn my desk into a usable writing nook (tidy it, replace the chair or get cushions to make it the right height and comfort, adjust the lighting and computer spacing, etc.)
  16. Transfer home videos from MiniDV tape to DVD
  17. Try the KonMari method for organizing & tidying-up for at least 3 consecutive, active months ~  10/15/2016
  18. Visit 3 museums (3/3) ~ 5/16/2017
  19. Watch 5 “what do you mean, you haven’t seen this?” movies (4/5) ~ (1 = A Clockwork Orange; 2 = The Emperor’s New Groove; 3 = Jaws; 4 = Beetlejuice)
  20. Watch 5 documentaries (5/5) ~ (1 = Atari: Game Over; 2 = Minecraft: the Story of Mojang; 3 = For the Love of Spock; 4 = Back In Time; 5 = Waking Sleeping Beauty) ~ 6/2/2017
  21. Write Morning Pages daily for at least a month ~ 8/31/2016

PROFESSIONAL & FINANCIAL (2/6 complete)

  1. Contribute $10 to IRA for each item completed from this list (24/101) ~ Note: I have to do this in batches because of contribution limits.
  2. Cut personal debt in half (more than half would be great, but since I’m trying to be reasonable and I also have savings goals, we’ll go with half)
  3. Find a way to enjoy my day job more, instead of just tolerating it ~ 4/10/2017
  4. Grow personal savings account to 2 months salary minimum and maintain
  5. Look into requirements for Project Management as a career ~ 2/13/2017
  6. Save all my change during this challenge, just to see how much it is (credit to Violet Sage for the idea) – full amount to be added to savings or IRA at the end of the challenge

READING (1/11 complete)

Note: with the exception of the yearly reading challenge goals, books in the reading section of this challenge can only count toward one aspect of the challenge. So, list items #82-87 will total 39 books read.

  1. Complete my 2016 Reading Challenge ~ Not gonna happen, even if I stress over it. So no stress, and better planning for the future reading challenges.
  2. Complete a reading challenge in 2017
  3. Complete a reading challenge in 2018
  4. Move my entire TBR list into my TBR Bullet Journal ~ 2/11/2017
  5. Organize my bookshelf to get the books off the floor
  6. Re-read 5 books I haven’t read in at least 10 years (1/5) ~ (1 = Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island)
  7. Read 1 book in each of these genres: hard sci-fi, western, mystery, biography (non-memoir), memoir, science non-fiction (3/6) ~ (memoir = Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist; science non-fiction = Sean Carroll, The Higgs Boson and Beyond; mystery = Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern)
  8. Read 10 books by new-to-me authors (5/10) ~ (1 = Anne Canadeo, While My Pretty One Knits; 2 = Rita Mae Brown, Wish You Were Here; 3 = Miranda James, Murder Past Due; 4 = Lazette Gifford, Kat Among the Pigeons; 5 = Drew Hayes, NPCs)
  9. Read 5 of my neglected magazines cover-to-cover (1/5)
  10. Read 6 classics I haven’t read before (3/6) ~ (1 = Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility; 2 = Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden; 3 = Jules Verne, A Journey to the Center of the Earth)
  11. Read 7 non-fiction books (4/7) ~ (1 = Neil Patrick Harris, Choose Your Own Autobiography; 2 = Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry; 3 = Carrie Fisher, Wishful Drinking; 4 = Dorsey Armstrong, The Medieval World)

THEATRE (1/4 complete)

  1. Create a schedule to allow me to Stage Manage the show I’ve committed to without impacting my day job ~ 7/27/2016
  2. See a show in Las Vegas
  3. Usher 3 live theatre shows I’m not otherwise involved in (0/3)
  4. Watch 10 live theatre shows that I’m not otherwise involved in (9/10) ~ (1 = The Little Mermaid Jr.; 2 = 1776; 3 = (Disney’s) Aladdin; 4 = Jersey Boys; 5 = A Christmas Carol; 6 = Into the Woods; 7 = Grease; 8 = Hamilton; 9 = Trial By Jury)

WRITING (4/10 complete)

  1. Complete full worldbuilding for 2016 NaNoNovel ~ 10/31/2016
  2. Complete full plot outline for 2016 NaNoNovel ~ 10/31/2016
  3. Complete first draft of 2016 NaNoNovel
  4. Make first-pass edits on 2016 NaNoNovel
  5. Find beta readers for 2016 NaNoNovel and send out for review
  6. Find a writing schedule that I can keep going for 3 months minimum
  7. Organize my hard-copy writing folder and notebooks ~ 2/24/2017
  8. Participate in NaNoWriMo in 2016 ~ 11/1/2016 – 11/30/2016
  9. Participate in NaNoWriMo in 2017
  10. Participate in NaNoWriMo in 2018
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