Saturday, July 01, 2006

Oh I feel some knitting coming on...

I'm heading out of town tomorrow. I have an 8 hour car ride ahead of me and I'm not driving. So I'll be able to knit.

I think I really need to knit. I've been feeling mighty stressed lately. I need something calming. I also need my aerobics class, but hubby has the car this morning. :(

I found this on a blog that I read... If anyone still reads this sad, sad blog, feel free to post. :) You all are too good to me.

from: www.fireflyknits.blogspot.com

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Sunday, June 18, 2006

Wow

It's been awhile! :) Oops.

We're in the process of moving into a bigger house. Really excited about that. I've been going to TONS of staff development sessions, but they've all been really good.

Nothing but dr visits, ER visits and an asthma diagnosis for my son. Lots of fun, very little knitting. :(

Maybe I can sneak some in soon.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Nope, no knitting...

I know, this is quite a long drought of no knitting. But I only have about 28 more days of school left. Then I'm a knitting machine- at least I hope to be.

I'm trying to find a gym to join so I can get into shape. Lots of fun, lots of fun.

We're down to one car now, methinks it died, but no confirmation just yet. Not fun, not fun.

I better go. I hear screaming children...

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

FINALLY!! Some pictures

My secret pal is awesome! This was from the previous gift. I got that awesome Cherry Tree Hill yarn. I'm making a minisweater from it. Here it is so far.
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A little bit closer up!!

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Here is the package I received today! Isn't my secret pal great! I'm drooling over ALL of it. Secret Pal- Antoinette!! I can't WAIT to get started on the Kiri pattern- it's beautiful.




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And the stitch markers- WOW!!



You were a great secret pal and I've enjoyed every gift I've received. You have been one of the most thoughtful people I've known. You really honed in on what matters the most to me and reflected it with your gifts. I love knitting and love my family even more! Thanks for the book- I can't wait to get started on some things for my kiddos! You are GREAT!!!

Monday, March 20, 2006

The Reveal!

Hi! I'm revealing my "secret pal 7 identity" on my blog! I'm glad you stopped by to see who I am. I'm a first year, 27 year old, Kinder teacher who lives in Arlington, Texas. I did have pictures of my two babies posted on here- but got kinda paranoid and took them off after a while. I can email them though. They made my day brighter. I've been married for almost 6 years to my dh (who at this exact moment am a bit miffed at- another LONG story). I was soooo glad to be your Secret Pal. You totally rock and have been lots of fun! I've enjoyed getting to know you.

To all my other blog readers- hope this hasn't been your insomnia fix... I knitted 2 rows while watching Grey's Anatomy. How come knitting is faster than purling? The purling row is SOOO darn slow. But the knitting row goes fast- but that means that the purling rows come by faster too. Oh, the cycle of discouragement...

Maybe, I'll start on the Branching Out in my new yarn...

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

It's a better week!

Hello! I love my blogland friends. Thanks for taking the time to read this. I'm not alone and that makes me feel very good. I'm even motivated to do more on here. :)

Have I knitted lately? Well, no, but hopefully I'll get some spare time soon. How do you people knit so many fabulous projects and still have a life? I can't seem to juggle it all yet. My kiddos are too interested in my yarn and needles and by the time they go to sleep, heck I'm practically asleep too. But I'm planning on working really soon. And buying those batteries for my camera.

School is going well. I'm down to 15 and it's quite the nice size group. I even have my OWN table for guided reading. I'm ecstatic about that. I'm sorry it I spelled that wrong people. Please forgive me. I spend more of my day spelling words like " let, sister, took" and don't get to practice my big adult words much, except the phrase " That behavior is unacceptable," "You are making bad choices," " I am disappointed in your behavior today."

I got pulled over for the first time ever in my 27 years - actually 6 years as a driver- no I did not drive when I was 16 even though I had a license- I was scared to death of driving- a car is practically a weapon and I wanted no part of it. After I got married and accepted into the college that was 45 minutes away from me is when I began driving. I still don't like driving at night- but driving is a bit more tolerable now. Sorry about that tangent. But the pulling over experience was quite pleasant and I'm thankful it wasn't for speeding!! Of course I was late to meeting my best friend for dinner. Sorry!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Hello!!

You know what, it's hard to post when you feel like you're alone in knitting blogland. I've read so many AWESOME blogs and I really don't have much to say, so it's hard to stay motivated and blog. It doesn't help that I'm not in the best of moods today. Oh well...

So here's an update....

My Secret Pal got me the most incredible gift of Cherry Tree Hill yarn which I've NEVER experienced before. Wow! That stuff is awesome. I am in the process of making Glampyre's Minisweater with it. I love the way it looks so far. Sorry, no pictures- batteries are dead. :(

I also received some candles, a book- Meditations for women who knit too much. :) A bee measuring tape- too cute for words!!!

Thank you secret pal! You truly rock!!

Other news, as some of you know, it's my first year teaching. The kids in my class are so awesome. I got 3 balloons grams from my kids with notes saying that I'm the best teacher (I know I'm their first teacher- but this kid moved so he does have something to compare it too) and another saying "Thanks for being a huge help" to their child. I got more gifts for Valentines than I did for Christmas- who knew?!

We concluded our Ladybug unit. I actually had a kiddo try to sneak some (6!!) ladybugs home. He wanted to show his dad. Isn't that just precious?!


I did get the new yarn for "Branching Out" from Elsebeth Lavold in Moss. Just got it today. Soo pretty! Can't wait to get started on it. Must finish Minisweater first.