Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Please forgive me Larissa!
Edited to add: Turns out I flipped out too fast; I hadn't deleted the ebook after all!! It's safely downloaded, and let me tell you, it's gorgeous!!!! Thanks again, Larissa! Now I get to make some more beautiful designs. I'll write more about this lovely book soon! Meanwhile, want one of your very own?? Check out this blog and giveaway!!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
If I sound like I love what I do, it's because I do. Love what I do. I feel that teaching is my calling and even though I know I probably should get paid more for what I do, I feel awfully lucky that I even get paid at all. Doing what I love, even with all of the frustrations and paperwork that come with it, is such a gift. Spending five days a week getting to know so many wonderful young people is my great good fortune.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I have another pot in the kitchen in my blue bowl. We're going to plant the bulbs in the hope they will come up again next year. I seem to remember that some tulips don't bloom more than once, but it's worth a shot.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Melissa and Stef look like more like sisters than stepsisters, don't they?
Mere and her young man, Ryan.
And me and my girls. I am so proud to be their mom.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
More details and probably more photos next time; it was a busy, busy weekend and I'm still running behind on all my stuff right now, but I wanted to share these right away.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Today was a rainy, gray Sunday, but Steve and I had a lovely drive to and from the Outer Banks to visit my parents, who are spending the week down there. We spent a couple of hours sitting in a sunroom with a view of the ocean, with a short walk on the beach during a break in the rain. I got a lot of knitting done on my second Noro sock, and we all enjoyed the relaxing day.
I was going through my photo files after we got home, most of which have the label "knitting", and I found a couple I never got around to posting. This is a heart washcloth that I wasn't thrilled with, but should use anyway. And here is the heart on the package I gave my mom for her birthday. I meant for this heart to be used as a jacket pin, but I didn't get around to adding the pin, so. . . .
I also finished the baby blanket on Wednesday. It should have lots of good thoughts knitted in because I was watching the Cranford series for the second half of the blanket. So sweet.
I made it car seat/stroller size, but it should work in a crib too. It's made from Encore Worsted, which is machine washable, and has little flecks of blue and yellow throughout the white.
And finally, I made Steve another hat, to replace the too small one he received from me at Christmas. I think that makes me one hat behind in my plan to give him a new hat each year. I can only count four and we've just had our fifth Christmas together.
I used Galway Highland Heather, which is a rustic yarn he loves, but either I had a bad batch, or I've had it long enough that moths got to it, because the yarn had lots of broken parts in it, which was Highly annoying! Oh well, it's done now. By the way, he has a pair of matching socks in the same yarn. Told you he loves it!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I've finished watching Cranford and am waiting for Return to Cranford to be available at the video store. It's such a comforting show; it reminds me of the series of books by Miss Read. I reread them every few years and I always feel so calm when I do, and apparently I'm not the only one. I don't remember how I found them, but they're quite enjoyable. I also used to reread the Anne of Green Gables books periodically for the same reason. I wonder if I'd enjoy reading the Cranford books now that I've seen the adaptation? Between school, the class I'm taking, and knitting, I haven't been reading very much at all lately, other than blogs, which is unusual for me.
A random thought: I had such luck making body scrubs at Christmas, that I think I'm going to try and make some lotion soon too. Maybe while I'm on spring break?