Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Favorite Picture

This is a work in progress - some gloves that I am making for a friend's daughter. I love the colors and the stitch marker :) Malabrigo worsted yarn in "Little Lovely"; stitch marker is made by me.

Knit Coasters

I haven't had much knitting content because I'm working on some gifts and I'm also designing a pattern (hopefully lots more on that later - now I'm in the waiting stage . . .) This is a pattern I adapted from a project in the book Pints and Purls : Portable Projects for the Social Knitter by Karida Collins and Libby Bruce. It's a really cute little book with some fun projects - I found it at the library. I really like the sweaters and the messenger bags.

Anyway, I found a pattern for coasters that look like japanese slippers, but I made mine just plain little squares.
I've been keeping this project in my bag as they are small and quick and perfect for knitting on the go. I put the beads on so I don't have to weave in the ends :) (In this picture, the top coaster is upside down, but I like the angle and the colors, so I am dealing with the fact that it isn't perfect. Embrace the imperfection.)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Q: How does Sam like being in first grade?

A: Here he is at 7:45 pm on a Friday night:He was really really tired.
(How old is he going to be before I get tired of taking pictures of him sleeping??? Seriously, he's so cute!)


Thanks, Charlie, for the great pics from Saturday's game. We played in San Clemente, and as you can see from the pictures, the field was just beautiful. And we won!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

first day of school

Here I sit, all alone for the first time in a long time, with both kids at school. They got off to a good start today: Sally is starting fifth grade, and Sam is in first (that explains the fingers - I don't know what the deal is with Sam's leg - he was pretty happy to be starting school, so maybe that's why he's standing like that).
I took a few pictures on the walk to school, but then stopped because I was obviously an embarrassment to them.
Just one more:
I put my application in for a teaching job, but this is not a good year to be looking for a teaching job. So, with mixed feelings, I applied to be a substitute teacher for the kid's school district. I think I'll get enough work to not be bored, and I can stay home with sick kids if I need to. I'm starting to think that subbing may be the best thing for me right now. I have a few jobs lined up, and hopefully I'll be able to get a few days a week. I'm also doing a few projects that may generate income (more on that later) so subbing gives me a flexible schedule for that. All in all, I'm thankful to be where I am at. (And isn't that the goal anyway?)
Today, though, I'll be doing some cleaning, playing some computer games, and sitting in the quiet house by myself. Can you see my smile over the internet?