February 28, 2008

Mr Rogers

I found this on Suzanne's blog.

I loved Mr. Rogers! Wear your sweater.

Later I will discuss my purchases at Stitches. Don't get too excited. I didn't really buy much. I did love it though!

February 12, 2008

2 to Go?

What happened to my Milky Way? All I wanted was a king size candy bar and I ended up with 2 little ones! Apparently Mars thinks they're being clever with their new... creation, but Name Wire's got it right when they acknowledge it actually makes the thing harder to eat!
Yup. I'm ranting about candy. I wish it hadn't changed; it tasted good nonetheless! And I doubt new packaging will stop me from eating them.

February 10, 2008

More startitis

I had startitis again this weekend. I took Friday morning off and thought I'd use that time to at least work on some existing project... HA! Not a chance. I started baby booties for a good friend's soon-to-be new addition, Eva Lorraine. Yes, Eva is a girl and I made her green booties! I know Mom likes green and I'm sure Dad will appreciate not having an entirely pink and purple wardrobe. Nevermind that I didn't have any pink yarn anyway! Now I know I can do argyle and it's so fun!
Yarn: Knit Picks Shine Sport
Colors: Aquamarine, Grass, Butter
Needles: Susan Bates Silverado US #3
Pattern: my mom cut it out of what appears to be Good Housekeeping from the 70's or 80s

Friday afternoon I taught a class in knitting my version of the Unoriginal Hat! I thought for sure it would be easy and these ladies would be off and running on the cables after an hour and they wouldn't need to come back... Was I ever wrong? I started with the circular cast on (see last Lighter Circular Beginning) and thought they'd pick it up like I did... they didn't, it was pretty challenging, took at least 30 minutes and required a break in the middle. Then we got going a little and since 2 of them hadn't worked on dpns before (only worked in the round using the whole length of 1 circ) they couldn't believe that the strange looking mess they had in front of them would ever turn out like the sample in the window. After 2 hours of tedious slow knitting, comforting, and reassuring that mine started out just as messy looking they all left smiling. Good thing I scheduled 2-two hour sessions! All in all I had fun teaching and I think they enjoyed learning new things, albeit more new things than they expected to. The biggest challenge for me as a teacher is being left handed. It's really difficult to show someone how to do something when the way you do it is completely backwards. Hopefully I will be able to teach this class again in the fall (I'd do it sooner, but who wants a wool hat in June anyway?). And I also might get to teach an argyle sock class. After smoking through that baby bootee in a matter of hours, I think I can handle a class on it! (We'll ignore for now that it has 40,000 ends to weave in... and that it needs to be a matched pair)

February 6, 2008

Moving on

I'm moving into a new apartment! It's adorable and old. Here's a picture of the bathroom, yup it's that tiny! I'm really excited!!!
Knitting? Yes, see.
Finished one of the Brambly Hedge socks. But now I've got yarn for 2 more pairs of socks.

I also made 2 more hats for my ski TAs. They've been really helpful this season and I want to tell them I think they're awesome!