Monday, February 20, 2012

When I get time off from work I do not know what to do first!  I am so happy to be home and able to do what I want...but there are so many things that I want to do!
First, I started to really organize my patterns.  I have been collecting patterns since I was young.  I can remember showing my binder with patterns to my grandmother, she laughed and said "You will never finish all of these things!" I  have been collecting even since then, now I wonder what she would say!
I did start to get rid of some of the magazines that I have been stockpiling, but I will never get rid of my Vogue Knitting!!  I have a collection going back to 1983.
 Here is  the dog sweater that i created for the adorable little dog below!  Elle is the most fashionable of dogs, and now she will have a nice warm sweater to wear in the cold Chicago winter.  I hope it fits the right way.  I may have to make some adjustments, but I am leaving tomorrow to see Elle, and Laura Jean and Lindsay so we will try it on her then.
So, I am still absolutely addicted to knitting socks now that I am knitting two at a time on two circulars.  It makes a world of difference, here are some socks I am working on now.  I had started one on DPs but frogged them and now I restarted them on circulars!  I love the tiny little cable effect.  The yarn is gorgeous, too.




I have started a knitting club at school.  The kids come to my room during their recess time to learn how to knit.  They have been doing a great job so far, and they love knitting.






So, I have chosen a little project that we can all work on together, it is a bean bag, so we knit one long rectangle, fold it over and sew up the three sides.  I have added a heart to mine, just for some color, and we stuff them with navy beans.  These are a big hit at my school!


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