Wednesday, August 27, 2008
If you want to create a word search you can print out, check out www.teacherly.com/. Now that you've made yours, just what do you do with it? Check this out: http://www.curbly.com/DIY-Maven/posts/5074-How-to-make-a-Word-Search-greeting-card-
If you want a giggle... trust me, I laughed until I cried. Check out http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/. I really liked the section to the right called fan favorites.
And, in honor of Emily taking biology this year, I bring to you this. For just $4, you can get the pattern to create a knitted dissected lab rat. You must see this to believe it. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14627496
This week marked the first day of school. My baby is in 2nd grade. My giant boy is in 8th. The last year of them ever going to the same school, unless Alex gets held back several times in a row. Emily has refused first day of school photos for years.
On the knitting news, I finally got a decent photo of my Undulating Waves Scarf I did for Ravelympics. I still haven't blocked the Juno Regina.
My ribbon winning days are getting fewer and farther between, but I did just win a few medals!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Finished those this morning, due mostly to my hair appt. Now to wash them and pray for softening. They fit well, so I hope they get more comfy.
I cast on my main Ravelympics project, the Undulating Waves Scarf, this morning when I woke up. The official time to begin was after 5 am which corresponds to Beijing Olympic start time, but I cast on around 7. Not too bad. I have about 5 rows done. I actually starting stringing beads last night, since that isn't actually casting on. So far moving the beads down the yarn is a pain. I think I like the crochet hook method better, but for this project they need to be strung on the working yarn. Other than that, this pattern is basically like the waving lace socks I made last summer.
The yarn is Knit One Crochet Too Handpainted Ambrosia that I purchased at Lambtown. It is silk, alpaca, and cashmere. Yummm. I'm hoping for a yummy beaded scarf. This qualifies for the Scarf Stroke and the Balance Beads events. Yes, I realize this is a little silly, but it is fun.
Notice the stitch markers? They are little pink donuts. I got them on etsy.