I wanted to knit in the car on a day trip. So I have to finish knitting the pinwheel sweater...almost done (I hope it still fits Eloise when I'm finally finished!) and that grey and wasabi cardi with the horses for her, but both of those are out for the car. The pinwheel isn't ideal b/c I've had to quarantine that (a mouse got into the house and walked across it so I'm not into snuggling and carrying it around until its been finished, washed, and de-Mickey-fied.). The color work in the cardi makes it madness to do without concentration, so that left me with a serious gap in my two hour car trip.
I started an adult sock. I'm using Step-by-Step Cheat Sheet for Socks by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee. The yarn is some Ranco multi by Araucania. And I got the strip of leaf lace pattern from the pattern encyclopedia at the knitting fool.
We went to Camden Adventure Aquarium and Eloise had a black as usual. Her favorite ocean animal has to be the shark. She has four different stuffed ones, one of which she carried around the aquarium, pressing again the glass to try to feed him the fish inside.:)
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
No knitting today...I took out my spinning after a long while. I started spinning with the help of a friend last summer. This is one of the projects I have in my spinning bag.
I purchased the falkland wool roving on etsy from Eweniquelyewe. I love her roving. The little spinning I've done has always ended up with me using her stuff or wishing I had.
I've been watching Eloise and thinking that she's matured so much in the past few months that if he'd made it to this point that they'd be more in love with each other. She seems to be flowing out of that destructive toddler eat everything time. I'm afraid that she doesn't really remember him. I wish she did; he was really great.
On the job front, I was finally transferred from 5th grade math to 5th grade reading after waiting seven years. I was so rusty, but I'm slowly improving...I hope.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
So I'm on spring break this week. So far everyone has been sick. Eloise is feeling better today, so I'm planning on taking her out.
I've been continuing work on the Pinwheel Sweater for Eloise out of tonal Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Monday, March 25, 2013
and i think for good...for no other reason than I used this blog today to look up something we'd gone through a few years back...like I was looking in a diary...so that's what I think I'll do...
And this is her pinwheel, the second one I've started for her. She out grew the first one in cotton tots from Bernat before I could finish it:)
This one is out of Berroco Ultra Alpaca...part of the last purchase I made at my favorite yarn store, Stix n Stitches in Montclair, NJ, before it closed down:(
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
So I started a new project for Ella out of some Araucania I had sitting around.
The pattern is Elvira by Sanne Bjerregaard. It hopefully will eventually look like this...
On the baby front, my sister is almost due. She's so uncomfortable. My nephew is coming any day now. I'm so excited. I can't wait:)
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Posted by Zel, The Grimm Witch at 10/12/2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Took me long enough!
A little smaller than I would have liked. And I think I bound off too tightly. But he can tote it around when he's Ella's age...
She's trying to walk:)
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Posted by Zel, The Grimm Witch at 10/07/2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
I got to meet my nephew as close up as possible, with sonogram. He is beautiful.
At one point he turned towards me. It was a different experience than when I had a sono, but it was just as amazing.
School has started. The kids seem cool. I'm super excited! I wish they'd all just understand that when things run smoothly we get to have way move fun; field trips, activities, events in school. I see all my kids from last year every day, but I miss teaching them. They are a terrific class and make teaching enjoyable.
This weekend we are celebrating little Elle's first birthday. My friend turned me on to a photo app called Hipstamatic, so I used it to document yesterday.
We went to the toy store on the hunt for the cuddliest Grover Monster we could find.
Mr. Grimmwitch had more fun than Ella did, I think!:) So, you see how the app produces an aged pic.
Ella did not like her cake. Due to her food allergies she has not eaten a large variety of foods and is unaccustomed to texture in her food. She puked up her tiny crumb of cake:( She wouldn't even eat the liquidy mix I made for her with formula, poor thing. Oh, and we got the awesome moment on video... from two points of view. Americas funniest home videos, here we come.
Other than that, Ella had a blast.
Here we are flippin' out.
Hopefully I'll be able to squeeze in some knitting at some point this week.
In addition I want to get back to keeping up with Lesser Known Skeins, a group and web site my mom started on ravelry to link together many smaller blogs...button on the side here.
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Posted by Zel, The Grimm Witch at 9/11/2011
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