Friday, April 23, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Finished!

And with 3 days to spare! I needed to finish this gift by Saturday and I am done with both the hat and the sweater already. I may make the matching booties, but I am undecided. I really want to finish my skew socks tomorrow so then I can start one of the sweaters I bought yarn for when I went to Webs on Monday. Plus, I have almost no green yarn left. I was getting pretty nervous I was going to run out completely on the hat but it made it.

I think it is adorable, but my god there were a lot of ends to weave in!


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Friday, April 16, 2010

I've got a fever and the only prescription is more... CRAFTING!

Lately I am finding my job to be a bit infuriating. The drama, the politics, the disrespect... I as much as I like what I do I feel like I am being crushed by all of the other stuff this year. I am trying to remember that there are good years and bad years and that this is surely just one of the bad years. Yet more and more I am worrying about a growing trend of rudeness and disrepect and a lack of personal responsibility in my students, and it makes me very uneasy about the future.

Recently a knitting buddy told me she needs to do more of what makes her happy since her job is making her miserable. I think I need to do the same. I still knit a lot, but I need to get myself into more of a crafty creativity mode. I have a closet full of yarn, beads, fabric, ribbon, glue, thread, wire, etc and it is time to dig it all out and jump back in.

So... I have rescued my sewing machine from the closet and I bought a book of bag patterns that are pattern free and very simple to customize (Sew What: Bags by Lexie Barnes). While I was at JoAnn Fabric last week, picking out some buttons for the baby sweater I am knitting, I also picked up some fabric that was on sale. Now I just have to figure out what it wants to be, and practice sewing a straight line because I have EXTREMELY limited sewing skills! I figure I can learn by trial and error, hopefully...

What do I want to be? A knitting tote? A needle case? A matching tote and needle case!



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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This week is more difficult!

Just finished my 2nd run of week 3 with #getrunning – 25 minutes of exercise and 9 minutes of running. Next run: Thursday 15th.

This one was difficult, I might have to do this run a few extra times before moving on to week 4.


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Monday, April 12, 2010

Baby Bubbles

I finished the collar of my Baby Bubbles sweater this weekend! Now can I get the rest done
by the 24th? It is quite possible seeing that I am on vacation next week.





Pattern: Little Bubbles Baby Set
Source: KnitPicks
Yarn: Knitpicks Comfy Sport

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Friday, April 09, 2010

Started Week 3!

Just finished my 1st run of week 3 with #getrunning – 25 minutes of exercise and 9 minutes of running. Next run: Sunday 11th.


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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Running

Just finished my 3rd run of week 2 with #getrunning – 29 minutes of exercise and 9 minutes of running. Next run: Saturday 10th.


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Monday, April 05, 2010

Running

Just finished my 2nd run of week 2 with #getrunning – 29 minutes of exercise and 9 minutes of running. Next run: Wednesday 7th.


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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Started Week Two!

Just finished my 1st run of week 2 with #getrunning – 29 minutes of exercise and 9 minutes of running. Next run: Monday 5th.


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Friday, April 02, 2010

Week One Done!

Just finished my 3rd run of week 1 with #getrunning – 28½ minutes of exercise and 8 minutes of running. Next run: Monday 5th.


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