I started a pillow. I really shouldn't be doing it as I have other work to do (homework, other knitting projects), but I just really want to work on this. I found the yarn at a local yarn shop called Three Black Sheep. The colors were just so amazing that I had to make something with it. Pictures to follow later...
I found this on In the Pink's blog. She didn't tag me for this but it looked like fun. If anyone wants to do this have fun. The game is SCATTERGORIES, and it’s harder than it looks! Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things…NOTHING made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question. Have fun! Your Name: Susan 1. Famous Singer/Band: Sting 2. 4 letter word: Save (keeping it clean) 3. Street: Susan Terrace (it's true I've passed it) 4. Color: Salmon 5. Gifts/Presents: Scarf 6. Vehicle: Sedan 7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Sweatshirt 8. Boy Name: Sean 9. Girl Name: Samantha 10. Movie Title: Stargate 11. Drink: Sangria 12. Occupation: Singer 13. Celebrity: Susan Lucci 14. Magazine: Sports Illustrated 15. U.S. City: Sacramento 16. Pro Sports Teams: Seahawks 18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Snooze alarm 19. Something You Throw Away: Saran Wrap 20. Things You Shout: Sugar!!! (just like my mom) 21. Cartoon Character: Superman
OK so I have a ton of reading for this class, but I found this funny book that I think every elementary teacher must read. It's called 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny by Phillip Done. It is just so funny and true. You must read it!!!! The other book is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. I have mine pre-ordered and can't wait until it arrives. Happy reading!
My husband and I went to the Yankees vs. Mets game yesterday afternoon. This was my husband's birthday present from my parents (back in February). We had a great time. The Yankees won 11 to 8. (A-Rod hitting)
There was a rain delay at one point and I think I was one of the only ones in the crowd that came prepared. I whipped out my bright yellow Mickey poncho from Disney World and stayed dry, while everyone else got wet.
I started a baby hat for a co-worker's daughter on Wednesday morning. I had to frog it later Wednesday morning when a bunch of stitches fell off the needles and I couldn't pick them up. Anyway...I finished the hat today when I got home from work. I'm happy with the result. The pattern said to knit on a straight needles and then sewn together at the end. I knit on DPNs and saved the sewing. I finished the socks. The second sock is just a little off from the first one at the toe, I must have started decreasing a little earlier. They work though.
I started another project, but because it is for someone who may read this blog I will not be posting much about it. It will be my main project though as I need to get it done.
In reading news I've been furiously reading for my class K-12 literature. It's a lot of reading, but well worth it. Each week we are given a genre, we then pick our own books within that genre to read. Everyone shares their books in class and the professor brings in a ton of books to show us. It's a great way to get a booklist started!
My husband showed me this video and it just gets funnier as you watch it over again.
You are bamboo.Warm, cozy, and thoughtful, you take your time and enjoy how things feel, smell, and taste. You love the craft and beauty of traditional things, and you value the comfort and experience of knitting as much as the results. But while you are reveling in your warm cozies, don't get stuck. Warm is wonderful, but so is the whole wide world! Take this quiz!
Things have been slow in my knitting world lately. I started classes again for the summer session and therefore have been bogged down with homework. It's a great class though, I have to read, read, read. So that has been occupying most of my time.
The big news is that I got a position as a librarian at a private school near my house. I'm very excited and can't wait to get to work in the library! Wooooo hooooo!!!!!
I'm getting close to finishing the second sock. I work on it during my lunch period. At home I've been trying to start a shawl with the microspun yarn. I started with the Elegant Shawl pattern, but have decided to try they Cozy pattern from Knitty.com.
This morning I also found a great website that is starting up. It looks like a great organizer. It's called Ravelry, you have to be invited to join and I think it's going to take a while to get to my name on the list, but I'm looking forward to working with it. Actually it looks so great that I wonder if there is anything like it for lesson plans and books, so I can organize my library (you know, at the new job!!!!).