Chartreuse Knits

Where a college student learns--and struggles with--the zen of knitting. It's the process, not the product, though the product is much more fun to wear!


The List

Well folks, Here's my 101 in 1001.
The list still needs improvement, additions, etc. As I've perused the various blogs of participants in this project, I've gotten several ideas for things I'd like to do. So if you see something similar to what you're doing, you probably inspired me to do it! Also, feel free to adopt some of my goals as your own. If something's slipped your mind and you see it here, woo hoo! Take it and run, my friends!

(I also dearly hope that I'll accomplish this, as I looked through the initial project ring, it was so sad to see that many, many people had given up about a few months in, especially after extolling the virtues of the extra length of time, etc.)

As an explanation, I'm putting things on this list that I've already made plans for, was going to do anyway, etc. That way, when some of the more difficult and time-consuming tasks come up, I'll have some major things crossed off my list, and thus will be motivated enough to finish.

*hem-hem* Without further ado, here is The List:

101 Things in 1001 Days:

1. Blog about the 101 in 1001 (Changed because some of these things can't be photographed)
2. Keep a notebook chronicling the 101 in 1001

3. Read 50 Books (list here)
4. Get into the English Honors Program
5. Write an honors thesis
6. Study abroad
7. Graduate from college
8. Learn to use Flickr
9. Learn to use Photoshop
10. Memorize 10 poems, so that I can recite them on command (0/10)
  • The Lay of Leithian – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Kubla Khan – Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms – Thomas Moore
  • Earendil the Mariner – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Bells – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Nostalgia – Billy Collins
  • Somewhere I have Never Travelled – e.e. cummings
  • The Naming of Cats – T.S. Eliot
  • Birches – Robert Frost
  • Strange Fits of Passion – William Wordsworth
11. Learn 10 classic fairy tales and learn to tell them (0/10)
12. Learn to use my manual camera
13. Take a course in Classical Philosophy
14. Take a course in Latin
15. Take a course on Anglo-Saxon England
16. Maintain a GPA above 3.5
17. Learn the names of 5 different constellations and their location in the sky (0/5)
18. Take the United States Foreign Service exam

19. Get into the habit of going to the gym at least twice a week (for two months straight)
20. Get down to 145 lbs, or a size 8
21. In celebration of achieving the above, buy a whole new wardrobe
22. Learn CPR
23. Stop biting my fingernails/cuticles
24. Get a manicure
25. Let my hair grow out

26. Make sushi from scratch
27. Learn to cook 5 traditional Spanish/Family recipes (0/5)
  • Cocido
  • Tortilla Española
  • Paella
  • Croquetas
  • Mom's Cheesecake
28. Visit a registered dietitian
29. Pack my own lunch for a week
30. Drink 3 different types of alcoholic beverages in each European country I visit, though not all in one sitting ;-)
31. Make a scrumptious cake entirely from scratch

32. Find a man who makes me swoon
33. Get into a serious relationship with said man
34. Repair a certain broken friendship
35. Write letters of appreciation to my immediate family, grandparents, and cousins.
36. Organize a Family Reunion
37. Kiss a boy on New Year's Eve
38. Take pictures of all my friends

39. Save $2,000 in my bank account
40. Get employed
41. Go 1 week without spending any money

42. Knit a bedspread in time for my best friend's wedding
43. Knit an “heirloom” shawl (Garden Shawl from Fiddlesticks' Knitting)
44. Make gifts for family and friends' birthdays and Christmas (0/2)
45. Catalog and knit entire yarn stash (new stuff can be added provided the current stash is gone)
46. Finish cross-stitching my enormous princess/unicorn tapestry
47. Make a quilt
48. Learn to make crocheted lace
49. Knit something purple and lacy for my Grandma's birthday in 2006
50. Learn how to make a pattern for an article of clothing, and then make it

51. Find and purchase my perfect satchel-purse (must be leather)
52. Get all new underwear
53. Get a good sewing machine
54. Get a serger
55. Find the perfect little black dress
56. Buy a special ring to celebrate my 20th birthday
57. Buy a shirt from
58. Buy flowers for no reason other than to make my room look pretty
59. Buy a poster, have it framed/matted and hang it in my room
60. Have a gown made like my sister's green Cotillion dress, but in red and black
61. Test drive a Mercedes (Complete: 15 March, 2006)
62. Buy the Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit game

63. Go to at least one awesome concert with my sister here in Austin
64. Play one videogame from start to finish without hints
65. Watch 15 “classic” movies I've never seen (1/15)
  • Back to the Future
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • Evil Dead 2
  • Army of Darkness
  • The Producers
  • Casablanca
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Rebel Without A Cause
  • Fight Club
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Princess Mononoke
  • Blade Runner
  • The Goonies (Complete: 18 March, 2006)
66. Pull an all-day Lord of the Rings Marathon
67. Learn to play Cribbage
68. Learn to play Poker
69. Learn to play Monopoly
70. Play a live-action roleplaying game
71. Watch 5 Entire Anime series
  • Ayashi no Ceres
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Trinity Blood
  • Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Legends of the Galactic Heroes
72. Go to Austin City Limits or SXSW music festivals
73. Dress in costume and go to class that way (NOT on Halloween)
74. Create a “Soundtrack to Annemarie” playlist
75. See the Brobdingnagian Bards in concert (Complete: 2/25/06)

76. Read the Catholic Catechism
77. Go To Mass every Sunday for a year
78. Take a class on Hindu Religion or Buddhism
79. Visit the Cathedral next to the Royal Palace in Madrid and attend Mass there.

80. Watch all Spain World Cup games at German pubs
81. Take a road trip
82. Go the Texas vs. OU game, or the Texas vs. A&M game with someone
83. Sing folk songs with my dad and siblings on a long car ride
84. Photograph my favorite places on our farm in Spain

85. Knit a blanket and take it to an elderly person in a nursing home
86. Genuinely complement 5 complete strangers (0/5)

87. Organize my hard drive, renaming folders and files and organize appropriately
88. Alphabetize and categorize all my books at home
89. Put all my books at home into a cataloging system on my computer

90. Build a tea collection (15 different types of loose tea that I love)
91. Revamp my blog, and learn things like posting pictures in the sidebar, percent bars, etc.
92. Attend the Honors Colloquium
93. Learn how to thoroughly clean a house the right way, not necessarily the easy way
94. Update my blog for an entire month
95. Get a professional portrait of my dad and me, and my sister and me
96. Write a short story
97. Publish it in a campus literary magazine
98. Donate Blood
99. Keep my college dictionary with me wherever I live
100. To be Determined
101. Create a new 101 in 1001 List on October 6, 2008.