Monday, September 10, 2007

Mondo Beyondo

First of all, thank you all for the compliments on my Purple Belle, I really am happy and proud with how it came out! My second sweater, who would have thought?... *^v^*

Which unfortunately means that the whole new world of pullovers, cardigans, blouses and tops have opened up in front of me, which you can tell from my Ravelry queue, well... Okay, some of them are there just for some inspiration, but most of them I really really want to make one day! ^^

I love all the memes and lists, and I found this great concept recently: The Mondo Beyondo list!
What is it? Let the author of this concept, Andrea, speak:

"This is the list of things that are outrageous, wild, and may not even happen for 5 or 10 years from now. This is the list of things that are SO JUICY and unlikely to happen that you are afraid to even write them down. This might be the most important list of all!
{This is where the trip to Tibet goes, the gallery show for your paintings, meeting your favorite movie star, owning a hom
e in Switzerland, or whatever makes you grin and feel jazzy just thinking about} If this list isn't really fun to make, you're not using your imagination. Think big! This is your mondo beyondo."

So, here is my mondo beyondo list:
- I will move out from where I am now and live in our own apartment or a house
- I will have a child
- and if not, I will understand and agree with the circumstances
- I will be debt-free
- I will live in Scandinavia
- I will have relaxing holidays every Summer and Winter
- I will speak Swedish and Norwegian fluently
- I will find a satisfying well-paid job
- I will create art and people will love it!
- I will
stop worrying so much
- I will replace 50% of my wardrobe with things that are more according to my tastes (the other 50% is fine! ^^)
- I will get a funky haircut
- I will create more embroidered Wordpictures
- I will keep a regular art journal
- I will visit Japan
- I will loose weight
- I will stop worrying about keeping the appearances and live my life my own way
- I will practice yoga and bellydancing
- I will light more candles
- I will stop explaining why I like being a housewife and that it doesn't mean I sit on the couch all day
- I will find an inner child in me
- I will be happy!

I started a new knitting side project on Saturday - this is a quick one, because I'm knitting only two sleeves and I have about 30% done! ^^
It'll be a wrap based on the pattern from Berrocco's website, namely Surplus.

Remember when I showed you the fabric for the Gudrun Sjoden's inspired jacket? Well, it turned out that there isn't enough of it for a whole jacket so I decided to switch the idea and make another Sjoden's inspired wrap, and Berocco was kind enough to help me with the pattern! *^v^*

The sleeves have a nice rib pattern, are knit from the shoulders down and I'm again making them two at a time, so in a day or two I'll have them finished. Expect the finished garment sometime this week and then I'll cast on for the Mystery Sweater! ^^

(I cannot do it now because I need 4mm circular needle, occupied right now by the Surplus sleeves. It seems that I've recently been knitting only with this needle, strange...).
And I'm using the purple Zorza yarn, first, because it goes well with the fabric, and second, because I still have lots of it, I only used 4,5 skeins for my Belle, and I bought 10 skeins at a wholesaler - now I know where the excessive stash comes from!... ^^ The rest I'll be using for the Christmas knitted gifts for my family.


  1. What a great list-lots of good stuff on there. and YES more wordpictures i loved those :) and I love being a housewife too :) Crafty Housewives and loving it lol
    What a great idea surplus is!! a quick simple knit is nice between some bigger maybe harder ones.
    Can't wait to see the Mystery Sweater :)

  2. oh I Like that list, very inspiring. I once got a gudrun sjoden cataloge here and some of the clothes are v nice but not suitable for our climate here :( good luck with acheiving all that stuff on your wonderful list!

  3. I'm a bit behind on my blog reading, but wanted to add to the "wow"s on Purple Belle! So gorgeous and it looks fantastic on you. This is on my "someday" list!