Wednesday, October 31, 2012


followed several bouts of a variety of illnesses. (Yay for working with children and traveling a lot!) I still found ways to enjoy it though. Its funny, I don't like the scary parts of Halloween one bit, but I enjoy the aspect of Fall, dressing up, making things, food and CANDY!

 These jolly guys were a quick project/addition to the library at school. Thank you pinterest! I had special helpers that would help me turn on the battery operated candles inside.

 We actually got to dress up at school and I was Luna Lovegood! The kids either got it or they didn't. It was okay. The kids who "got it" toooootally made it worth it. I confess, though, I was AMAZED at how many teachers hadn't read the Harry Potter books! Seriously people!?!?!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

It's the Yarn

When I went to McCall, Idaho with my in-laws I was so lucky to get to stop in at Keep Me In Stitches and see Lynda! She's a hugely important person in my life because she is the one who taught me how to knit!! She changed my life forever!

While I was exploring her scrumptious shop I discovered a yarn that spoke to me. 

It didn't call out as a specific project. It spoke to me as yarn. It said "I'm beautiful! I feel really good. Your husband wouldn't think it was too weird if you just draped me around your neck, or snuck me into bed." Anyway, I wanted to come up with something that would allow me to see it, and enjoy the feel of it. So I made a basic seed stitch cowl. Its basic and the funniest part is, I have had more compliments and threatens of theft on this set than some of my most intricate projects!