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Sunday, May 01, 2011

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Finishing up!

Hope to have a picture of my completed 22.5 degree scarf in the next couple of days. All it needs is a soft blocking and it will be done. Making progress on the greyhound sweater...needs to be finished by Friday!!!! (The one I made for my favorite greyhound is shown in this picture.) I do have a knitting afternoon scheduled after school one day this week, so maybe I'll be able to make my deadline. Started a new 22.5 degree scarf with some lovely variegated yarn, then decided I didn't like it. Wound some other sock yarn (I seem to have quite a lot to choose from!) and realized that I really wanted to use a larger needle on it. Wouldn't you know, I don't have that size! Gave up looking in stores around here and just ordered from KnitPicks. As you might imagine, I ended up ordering a few more things, too! At least this gives the dog sweater more time!

Have decided, with two other MSU fan teachers, to institute "Maroon Mondays" at school this fall to show support for our DAWGS. We wear our school shirts on Fridays, so we can't participate in the "Maroon Fridays" that other fans support. I'm so excited about Saturday's game, and food, and friends...not necessarily in that order!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Back to school

Well, my good intentions didn't last very long! School has started again, and the free time has all but disappeared! I'm continuing to knit on several things. My favorite is a triangular scarf out of beautiful hand dyed sock yarn. I'm approaching the end on that.

I'm finishing up on a short sleeved, top-down, T-shirt. Just have the remainder of one sleeve to do. I'm planning to wear it to school after the 100 degree temps die down.

My third project, that sits next to my knitting chair, is a lovely blue and white sweater for a greyhound. I'm making it for a silent auction for the Nashville Greyhound Association in September. Boy, is the neck loooong on this sweater! I like having several projects going at once, especially if the needle size is different. Seems to give my hands a break to change from size 1 to size 6 every now and then.

Football season starts soon, and you know what that means? Lots of uninterrupted knitting time on the 2.5 hr. drives to the games! I can hardly wait for football, knitting, tailgating, good food, and especially good friends. Come on, September, and GO DAWGS!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's a new beginning!

Let's just pretend that I DID keep up with this blog during the last 2 years! I really did think about it...and plan to post on it...and consider which pictures to post, but...

So, it's a new beginning! I had a great summer vacation, some of it spent with the whole family. School will be starting for me next week, and I MAY be getting as assistant in the library! I have lots of knitting planned. I've read lots (for me) of books over the summer to share with kids, and FOOTBALL is not too far away. So, there's lots to post about. This is my New Year's resolution, just a little bit early...I promise to keep up to date on this blog!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sock yarn

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mad dash update!

Since it's been sooooooo long since I've posted, here's the warp speed update...
Oct. 07-Football weekends...Go DAWGS!

Nov. 07-Ditto!
Dec. 07-family from the Pacific Northwest visit for the holidays. Much knitterly talk transpires, as well as snuggling with the grandsons, and the newest member of the family, courtesy of daughter #2.

Jan. 08-It's been too long ago to remember!
Feb. 08-You know that short term memory is the first thing to go!
Mar. 08-Spring Break trip with my traveling buddy to Barcelona and Madrid. Wow is the only word for it. Managed to visit 2 yarn shops, too. Top pic is Barcelona...notice Clapotis in window...bottom is Madrid (not actually open, it was Good Friday).

Apr. 08-Stressful time at school - achievement tests for everybody.
May 08-School's out! Garden tour at our house...lots of weeding time!

June 08-Wonderful trip to the beach with family...homemade ice cream, watermelon, and the Gulf of Mexico.

July 08-Well, that's now, so next post will be a few things I'm working on (before school starts AGAIN the first week in Aug.).

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sock It To Me goodies

Take a look at some of the wonderful treats from Jen C that arrived last week. I feel terrible that it has taken me so long to post about this package, but you know how crazy things can get some days! I didn't realize I had given so much of myself away in my questionnaire, but my pal really has my number...a mystery I haven't read (How DID she do that?) , a knitting magazine, great smelly stuff, and my favorite candy of all time...Turtles (That's just plain mindreading, 'cause I KNOW I didn't mention them!)! Then there are the socks...lovely, woodsy, mock cable socks that I can hardly wait to wear. (Maybe if I turn the air conditioning WAY down, my feet will need some nice, warm socks!) Raspberry soap, dangly purple stitch markers, and a hank of beautiful, hand-dyed sock yarn in wonderful, warm shades of yellow, green, and raspberry almost made my package complete...but the "piece de resistance" is a new pen for my desk at work. Now won't the kids LOVE this? Thanks so much for everything, are a terrific pal.