Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Learning the "wet on wet" painting style taught in the waldorf classrooms.
Tomorrow I will be observing a 1st grade painting class at the Chicago Waldorf School-actually I am staying for the whole school day. I am very excited to sit and observe and maybe I will get a little knitting done too.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I am all about the seasonal decorations!!-must be the teacher in me.
I made a few things in the last few weeks for my little nature bowl at home.
You can find the oak leaf pattern on ravelry and I just needle felted the acorns.
What have you been making lately?
Monday, October 25, 2010
tonight I am sitting here feeling very blessed.
I am thankful for the job I have.
I am thankful that I get to spend my days doing something I love.
I am thankful for a good school for my children to go to and especially for all of the loving teachers.
Tonight was our school's fall concert/open house and I am feeling overwhelmed with gratitude.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
I finished my coraline the beginning of Oct, but just got around to taking a picture.
I wanted to make this one more of a vest than a sweater and didn't quite have enough yarn to make it long sleeved. I really enjoyed this pattern and think I will make it again in an earthy wool green.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I made this little bunny for my nephew-and now that I know he received it, I wanted to post it on the old blog. The pattern was easy to follow and I loved using up scrap yarn giving it a mismatch look and here is a cute pic of our mustache bunny Buttercup.
Monday, September 20, 2010
I am adventuring down a long road-going to school-trying to get a waldorf teaching certificate.
I started school 2 weeks ago and so far I am loving it!!-There is a lot to soak in, a lot of new concepts and ideas swirling around in my head but It is a real nice change to my very busy week.
Here is what I made in my knitting class.
The first week we made our own knitting needles. We cut the dowel rods, sanded them down, and polished with beeswax-then she taught the class to knit. (because I have been knitting so long, I went ahead and finished the sleeping bag and made the doll)
believe it or not, this is what the kids will make in first grade at the Chicago Waldorf School-wow!!!!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Here is the pattern for my leftovers dishcloth .
worsted weight cotton-3 different colors
size #3 needles
co 29 stitches with yarn you have the most yardage (yarn 1)
knit 4 rows
change to new color (yarn 2)-do not cut any yarn-just carry it up the side
row 1 k1, p1 (repeat to end)
row 2 p1, k1 (repeat to end)
change to new color (yarn 3)
repeat row 1&2
change back to (yarn 1)
repeat row 1&2
repeat unil you are about to use yarn 1 for the 8th time and instead of k1,p1-
knit 4 rows
Let me know if you make one-or post it on ravelry.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I made these for a friend of mine who is having a baby in June-I originally wanted to knit these to try out a pattern I am using for my shop. I knew the mom would love the look of them, but just found out yesterday that she has chosen to go the cloth diaper route -so now I am even more excited to give these to her.
Tomorrow is the baby shower!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I ran across this pattern while spending WAY too much time on ravelry the other night.
I decided to make it for my mother-in-law for Mother's day -she is always, always, always, reading-so I know she wil get a lot of use out of it.
I am using up some of the crochet cotton that I snatched up from a recent thrift store purchase.
I bought enough of that cotton to make over 500 bookmarks-seriously!!!!
Monday, May 3, 2010
I had a wonderful weekend in the country-too lazy to take any pictures.
I did have time to knit up another pilot cap though-I have a craft show on Saturday and wanted to make a few more hats-I also am going to make more fabric covered button barrettes and a few little purses.(I'll show you those as a finish them).I have been very busy lately and it's only going to get more hectic before the school year is over- ahhhh!!!-