Sunday, September 23, 2012

Puff Update

Very little knitting time at the moment, but 9 more done....

That brings the current total to 44!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Estelle off to a rocky start...

So, I had yarn all planned out for my Estelle sweater.  However, it turns out that the yarn I bought is really more sport weight then worsted, thus I really struggled to get the correct gauge.  I ended up compromising and finding a gauge that looks good with the yarn, and then attempting to do some algebra to decide what size I would need to knit to have it fit correctly.  Now we will knit and see how it comes out.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Pattern: Estelle
Yarn: Valley Yarns Charlemont Kettle Dye in Mulberry

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Hexipuff Update

So... I've been slacking a bit on the puff making.  Since my last update I've only knit 9.5 more puffs, that brings my total up to 35.  Look at them all pretty and puffy in a basket!

I've been busy trying to get my classroom all set up and ready to go.  Can't believe it's already September!  Where did the summer go?  New textbook series this year, which I'm pretty excited about. It's going to be a lot of work revamping all my powerpoints and other lesson materials.  On the positive side, once I recreate all these materials I'll be able to use them from year to year.  It will be nice to have a textbook that is not pushing 2 decades old for once!  Like my lovely owl top down web?

I also dyed my hair red again.  Really red.  I think I should have been born a redhead...  I think I will keep it this shade for a while.  The purple highlights were fun for the summer, but not so professional for work.  

Oh, and I'm casting on a new sweater tonight... more details to come soon!