Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Can't get enough of this video!!
I love this song!!!! Now I suppose I should get ready for work. :-) I have 4 pumpkin hats done and the 5th is to the top, thanks to knitting with Jody last night....

Monday, September 13, 2010

12 pumpkin baby hats

I am on hat #4 of 12. I would have been on hat #5, but one went to Andrea. So I keep knitting and knitting. On my lunch, at home on the couch, on the neighbor's couch, and tomorrow night on Jody's couch. These are cute hats, and they do work up quickly. But I wish I was on 12 of 12!
Our weather here is turning to fall quickly and that makes me very happy. I love fall, I love the leaves swirling around my feet while I walk. And I don't even mind winter, when I can curl up in my flannel pjs with the kitties and knit while watching hockey.
But first, I have to knit 12 pumpkin hats.

We had diva club on Saturday. Paige did her own thing while most of us cut out the block of the month quilt we are going to be doing. This is a finished quilt, it came out about 13 1/2" square.
Paige did it all in one day. I cut out 3 blocks and started knitting. Pumpkin hats of course!

Thursday, September 09, 2010


Just plain adorable. Debra Norling's fruit hat pattern, done in pumpkin. I am knitting a dozen of these for a hospital in Canada, but our new little neighbor lady is just so adorable I couldn't resist giving her one.

Isn't she just all that? :-)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New knitters

Every time a fairy clicks her knitting needles and new knitter is born...
I have been having a hard time finding knitters to knit with here. I don't know why that is, it just seems that most people quilt. Which is fine, because I joined up with them too. :-) So last night I started to create my knitters. Kind of like Frankenstein's monster. There were 3 victims (students), and they did great!!! We will meet every other Tuesday, I don't want to stress them out. But I am on call in case they want some help in between.
One of my observations I made last night was that how when you are little and learning something new, you just went for it. If it's not perfect, that's ok, because you're learning. I found last night that my students were very intent on getting it "right". And we all know that when you are learning something new that it takes practice to get it right. I wonder at what age do we lose our fearlessness of "failing" at something new? And can we get it back?
The best part of last night was finally having a knitting group to call home after so long! (And the laughter, and the off-knitting talk.)