Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Reflection Shawl & Camp Loopy

I have been doing some knitting!  I have finished a small shawl called the Reflection Shawl (Ravelry link). The yarn is Fleece Artist BFL sock yarn. More details on my Ravelry project page.

Fiber friends: if you're not on Ravelry, please join! It's a wonderful place to share projects, get ideas, keep track of your stash & what's going on in the fiber world. You can spend as much or as little time there as suits you.

Today I decided that I'm going to participate in Camp Loopy this summer.  To that end, I have just ordered 2 skeins of Enchanted Knoll Farm fingering weight yarn, in Araucana (greens) & Tia Dalma (purples). I am going to use it to make either Clockwork or Daybreak.  You have until June 10th to order and get the Camp Loopy discount.

Camp knitting starts on June 15th. In the meantime, I have dug an older UFO out and I'm going to try to get it finished this time! It's the Diamond Fantasy Shawl by Sivia Harding. Seems I started it 5 years ago *cough*.  I am currently on the 8th of 10 repeats of the 20-row chart. The rows get longer by 2 stitches every other row. It's just a little bigger than it was in this picture on Ravelry.

Monday, June 06, 2011

There's a First Time for Everything

I have been married to this man for almost 29 years. He is retired from the Army and is teaching JROTC (high school).
He does this with his students several times a year. Today, he invited his family to join in the fun.  Our son has done this before, but this was the first time for both of the female members of the household.
The kids are ready to go: 

I thought about chickening out, but they wouldn't let me.

The boy child went first.

Then the girl.

And then it was my turn. The hardest part was stepping off the top of the tower onto a tiny little ledge about 2 feet down the wall. The actual coming down part wasn't too bad. I decided once was enough for today, though.

Both kids went down more than once. I'll give it a go again sometime.

Knitting content:
I worked on a pair of olive drab socks for Socks for Soldiers on the drive there & back. Got about 30 rounds done (72 sts per round on size 0 needles). Pics maybe tomorrow. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Combat Knitters

Another link I wanted to share -- a Washington Post article:

A good deed

Hello again!
This blog has been long-neglected, and I have to admit I haven't been reading anyone else's blogs regularly. There are only so many hours in a day, and many of the things I would like to do just don't get done.
Teaching -- creating lessons, grading student work, trying to figure out yet another way to present the lesson as the first (second, third...) try didn't quite work -- takes up the vast majority of my time.  It's frustrating. There are enough bright spots to keep me coming back to it, though.

At any rate, I wanted to post this so that the few people who do visit this blog will know about this raffle for a good cause:

Spread the word!