Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ho hum

The narratives have been turned in and then I don't know what happened! I might've gotten caught up in planning for this semester's enrichment. My theme for the next few weeks is clay and dough. Tomorrow we will begin with making kool-aid playdough, my favorite. We will see how it goes.

I managed to finish my sister's socks. They went through many transformations but they're finally completed and are currently blocking. I hope they fit her okay! Then I cast on for a centrique. I also went through all my laceweight yarn to select future shawl projects. I'm considering attempting 11 shawls in 2011 but we shall see. I made a list of all the shawls I might want to make this year. I printed a bunch of them today and can't wait to get started. A couple require beads though so those will have to wait.
Work is going all right though there are some major changes that will be taking place come the end of the school year..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

better late than never

I finally got around to frosting/icing my leftover naked butter and spice cookies. lol. They're still delicious. Can you tell I was having fun creating different colors?
So that's what I did last night...and this morning, I did this!
I love the fit of these. They're not huge and bulky like most mittens are (around the fingers). They fit just right. Might make these sans the texty thumb feature. They are currently blocking. Hope my sister appreciates them! When they're dry I hope to get some modeled shots. :) Now to work on those socks for that girl...

Sunday, January 2, 2011

first of many (i hope!)

Well, last night I left you with the intention of having a finished mitten to present. That didn't happen. But I do have a finished hat to show off! :)
I haven't blocked it yet. Wanted to take a finished shot of it before blocking. Okay, off to do some work!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

progress

I stayed up super late this morning (aside from watching a bad lmn movie on demand-which actually wasn't TOO bad!) to do a little work on my sister's hat. I'm tempted to keep it. It's a bit further along than in the picture now.
When I finally woke up,  I began working on my sister's mittens (finally!). They aren't further along than in the picture.
I like them so far. I don't think I'll be frogging them anytime soon. I hope to have at least one mitten completed before the end of the night (ambitious, I know!).
As for the hat, I SO want to keep it. I tried it on for the hubs and he said it's SO me. I don't think I've mentioned yet what hat I eventually cast on for my sister since the whole beret idea got shelved. I cast on for a better bucket hat. Can I tell you the provisional cast on was keeping me from ever beginning the hat in the first place. I tried several. I finally found one the other day but I stupidly forgot to bookmark it. The gal who came up with it is brilliant. Maybe if I do some more googling, I'll find it. Well, it's similar to this version but that's not the one I found the first time around. Wow, I learned how to do the turkish cast on. lol.
No narratives for today. I have this strange headache and I can't focus for some reason. Maybe later tonight..I seem to work best when it's late.