Monday, December 31, 2012

finished knits of 2012

How is it I only completed 21 projects this year?? I didn't blog all that much this year either but out of 24 students, 22 know most of their uppercase and lowercase letters by now and 20 students know at least 20 of their letter sounds!
These are not in any particular order of creation.  1. Henslowe  2. Moss Grid Hand Towel 3. Bow Scarf  4. Sorpresa Blanket 5. Heartache Cowl 6. Baby Bolero 7. Color Affection Shawl 8. Courtyard #1  9. Abra Alba Wrist Warmers 10. Stripe Study Shawl 11. Hedda Slouchy 12. Ebbtide Shawl 13. Elvar 14. Hidden Path Socks 15. Colorblock Handwarmers 16. Chosen Path Shawl 17. Abra Alba Wrist Warmers 18. Cabled Button Toque 19. Pebble  20. Type 'N Swipe Mittens 21. Courtyard #3
 I realized that I don't have many hats so my goal this year is to change that!  I am also going to cast on for my very own slouchy. :) Oh yeah, if you noticed that courtyard #2 is missing that is because I ran out of yarn. Phooey.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I owe you one

It has been a hectic few months. Wow! I uploaded some pics from my camera a lil while ago (my first step in getting ready to do a blog post) and there were pics of my class before school even began. I'm so ashamed. Here is what my class looked like about a week before school was going to start.
Do you see the floor?? I decided that I was going to sort all my picture books this school year.
I was feeling very inspired this school year and decided that I didn't like white window sills. I wanted painted ones. Both windows are observation windows and the kids know that people can see them. They can see the people too! The above window is near the block section.
This is the new kitchen/dramatic play area.  Last year, this was also the kitchen but the dress up was over by where the blocks are (at least near to there). I wanted everything together this year.  The hubs also painted the back wall which is where the kids paint.  For the past two years, there has been an accumulation of paint splatter. I did not want to look at that any longer. My idea was to paint the wall black. I got vetoed and we went with a dark blue instead. More pictures to come. I think the rest are on the hubs' computer. Below is a shot of a math activity I had my kids do the day before the last day of school before winter vacation began.  They made cookies.
There has been a bit of knitting while I have been in the throes of my teaching this year. I think this year I have completed the least amount of projects ever. So sad. I am nowhere near completing my 12 shawls in 2012 either. Oh well. I'm thinking for next year, I am going to do hats instead of shawls! Here's what I've made in the last few months:
someone was having a baby and the future grandma asked me to make a little sweater since the lil bundle was expected in November (too bad I kept forgetting to give it to her when it was finished!),
I picked out this yarn for my boss, (the one we dog and house sit for), and here's what I came up with. Though this is the hat still in its unblocked state.

Let's see what else have I been up to? I've been reading about as much as I have been knitting. I am 2 books shy of completing my Goodreads goal of reading 25 books this year. I knew I should've left it at 20! Oh well.

I leave you with my gingerbread house that I started working on while at school and had to take home (along with ALL that candy!) to complete. It's missing windows..but at least I've got a roof, a pathway, and a door. I realized that the 2 red figures must be the hubs and I and the green one is probably my sister. :)

More to come once I get the rest of the pictures from the hubs computer!
There have been inspiring sculptures at my school over the last few months and it is partly due to the new friends the hubs and I have made.