Saturday, May 26, 2007


I'm so excited! naelany helped me out! I needed bar thingies. I got 'em! Woot! (does anyone say that anymore? If not all the better! Why be normal??) I am beginning to like crafty blogs. Unfortunately the only crafting I'm doing is for swaps. And it would kind of give away what I was doing.

I can talk about the handspun swap a bit though. I am rather please with how things are turning out. And it's kind of weird to be able to say what I'm working on. And it just so happens that I was in my LYS and bought a bunch of roving! 1lb!! And how very fortunate for me that it was in some colors my partner would like. But that's all I have to say about that.

On a side note, I've been teaching needle arts (primarily knitting) to a bunch of kids at my kid's school. I love it so much. I'm sad that Friday was the last day. :*( But the cool part is, well there are two cool parts. #1 I get to go back next year. I will miss the girls I taught tho. Esp this one girl I'll call Sam. She was funny and different. She reveled in it though. She had a really dry sense of humor. Every time I saw her it seems she had needles and yarn in her hands! And this other littler girl, I can't even remember her name. She had SUCH a hard time knitting. The first session she actually left with her yarn in knots and in tears. It broke my heart. She was the youngest. 3rd grade I think. So the next session I sat with her the whole time. The next time I saw her she had used up all the yarn we gave her and made her mom go buy her some more. She had completed MOST of a scarf. In a week's time. Someone who the week before didn't even know how to knit. Gives me warm fuzzies. All the girls had made something by the end of teh 6th week. Most scarves, some more than 2! Okay #2 I got flowers (that were gorgeous!) a thank you card from the teacher (who was super nice) that I worked with and the students, some gorgeous wool yarn, cotton yarn, and a gift card to Joann's!! Right before a big sale! Can it get much better??? I can't wait for next year!

Thursday, May 03, 2007


All right you knowledgeable people out there, I need help. If anyone actually reads this that is...ha. I want different pages, pretty ones, not these prefab ones. And I want the little bars that tell you how far along you are on a project. I want all the fun stuff I see other people having. Is there a link where I can learn how to do this? If so pleeeeeeeeeeeeease tell me. I'll be your friend forever!

On the crafting front, I have exciting news! I was at a yard sale the other day and ran across a dress form, my size for $30!! Woohoo! I have named her Lola. Lola likes it here. I haven't had time to make stuff for Lola to wear, mostly because I keep changing my mind, but I have a few jackets to cut up and recon and I just got the Anthropolgie catalog so we should be good to go soon. It amazing me how many people on Craftster have already made similar things that Anthropologie is puttin out for like $182. ick I won't say never, but man I cannot see paying that much for one top. Especially one I know I could make! I'm glad to say that wider leg pants are still around! I was having visions of looking like an Oompa Loompa w/ skinny jeans. heehee Oh an update on my 80's tribute. I found some Caron's "Shadow" that is a self-striping (of course!) yarn that is plied with a gray so it's a really muted stripe, but cool none the less. I'm half way through with what is basically a circle shrug, but may not be able to finish it in time to wear it. Bummer. Here's to hoping shrugs are still around. I think I may have figured out how to add pics so I'll take a pic and update later.