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Monday, January 2, 2012

A Somewhat Finished Project

I really think I have a case of ADHD.  It seems the older I am getting the worse it is.  I have not finished a project in a long time.  I think part of it is I have a couple of big projects going on right now.  I dug out the Knotty Glove I started on awhile back and finished the right hand today.  I also started working on the left one.  Hopefully I can get it done soon.  I love it when something gets finished.  I'm almost there.

Here is a close up of the cable pattern.


Winter Woolfest

I may try to go to the Winter Woolfest in Wamego, KS this coming weekend.  There are several classes that look like they would be fun to take, and the classes are FREE!

Here are the classes that I am interested in taking:

Look Mom, I'm Backward Knitting- No, this is not criticism...it is
actually knitting in reverse.  Can you imagine never having to turn your work
and purl again?  Oh, joy! -
with Stepheny and Robert "the Dynamic Duo" Beine
Konichi WA?? Deciphering Japanese Knit & Crochet Patterns-
The designs are spectacular and innovative and...in Japanese!  Figure out how to
translate these stunning designs.  This class is for both knitters and crocheters!!
Students will need two coordinating colors of worsted weight yarn and size E
hook or US7 needles -
with  Barbie "Subarashii" Anderson
Wool is Cool-  Learn how to add bits of unspun wool to your knitting to
create the coziest things ever!  Knit a headband or cowl for the nasty winter you
know is coming!  Students will need 100g of a heavy worsted/aran yarn and 2oz of
merino combed top (there will be some available for purchase). -
with Nikol "Super
Cozy" Lohr

Cottage Knitting- You've seen them do it - super fast and amazingly
efficient.  Now learn this knitting secret weapon yourself and whip through your
projects at lightning speed!  Or at least look super cool while doing it...Students
should bring 14" or longer, straight needles with appropriate weight yarn. -
Marla "Lightning" Holt
Crochet Techniques for Amigurumi- Learn all you need to know
to create those amazing and fun amigurumi!  Starting with a brilliant, new way
to make a magic circle,  you'll crochet a fantastic little mushroom (aww!).  Please
bring two, coordinating, worsted weight yarns and a Size E hook. -
with Barbie
"Awesome"  Anderson

Building with Blocks- Have you ever wanted to knit an entrelac
garment but got immediately bogged down after your foundation row?  We'll
get you started in the right direction so that any entrelac pattern will be a
breeze!  Please bring yarn and appropriate sized circular needle of at least 24"
with Stepheny and Robert "Yarn Techie" Beine

My brain in already on overload!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Long Time

It's been a crazy past couple of months.  I can't believe that it is the last part of October.  I have survived the first 9 weeks of Kindergarten.  I love my class and they are so smart.  I tell them that every day.  I haven't been working on many projects since school has started.  I did enter a couple of my things in the State Fair in September.  I was very excited when I got these two ribbons.

2nd place

3rd Place

Not to bad for NEVER having entered anything before.  I am pretty stoked and can't wait to enter something next year.
I have also picked up some yarn for a couple of projects that I have in mind.

Here are a couple of projects that I have done.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Is Almost Over

Summer is almost over so it is time for me to start thinking seriously about my Kindergarten classroom.  I am moving grade levels this year and moving to a new building.  I am very excited and nervous at the same time.  I went to Goodwill the other day and scored 5 pillows and 3 pillow shams.  I plan on using these for my window seat that I am going to create in my classroom.  These should be a nice addition.

I had a little help from Sadie.  She felt the need to inspect my haul.  I think she approves.

Sunday is our relax and do nothing day.  We usually have movie marathons, but lately there hasn't been any good movies out.  We ended up renting The Adjustment Bureau from Redbox.  It was okay.  I thought it was long.  I usually am knitting or crocheting while watching TV and movies.  Here is my next project that I am working on.  I love these colors.

 I have also been working on curtains for my classroom.  Man, this is a lot of fabric.  I have a window that is 8 feet wide.  I am just making a valence for the window.  I love this fabric.


I added large ric-rac to the bottom of the curtain. 

Here is the finished.  Can't wait to get it hung up.

I also have bookshelves that are mounted on the wall that I want to cover.  So, more curtains. I sewed the valence right onto the curtain.  This will make it easier for me to hang it.

Look at how cute this little horse is.

The little guy driving a car!

 Ah, how cute is this butterfly?

The little flowers.

Last but not least, the happy little sunshine.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Where Has Summer Gone?

One of my plans this summer was to write on my blog at least once a week.  I looked back and haven't posted anything since May.  I'm a looser :)  Not really.  I have gotten a lot accomplished this summer.

Finally finished some landscaping.

Our kitchen has been remodeled for almost  years know.  Then only thing we had to do was finish the trim around the island.

So I add the trim and finished staining it.  That is another project to mark off my list.

 Had to enjoy some time at the lake with some fishing.

 Finished my Cardi Wrap.

 Built a table for the living room.

Love the wheels
Wanted a quick project so I made the Elise Shawl from Ravelry.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Slow Going

It has been slow going in these parts.  The end of the school year is nearly here and it seems I am busier than ever.  Life changes are happening and I feel like things are out of control right now.  I am still behind on the Sock of the Month at my LYS.  The Sock of the Month club started last June and I have just finished February's.  It is called Lacy Scallops by Sockbug. 

Here is a closer look at the pattern of the sock.

As soon as I finished the February socks I started March socks.  The pattern is called Twisted by Jodie Gordon Lucas.     I am also trying a new set of needles with this sock.  Instead of using a 36" cable I am using 9" needles.  Interesting to use.  Here is the beginning of the sock.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monkey Around

Well I finished the Sock Monkey Hat. It is SOOOOOO cute!  The pattern can be found on Ravelry.

Here is an optional small flower.

My favorite, a larger flower.