Thursday, June 29, 2006


As promised here are the pictures of the goodies that came in the mail the other day :)

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These were made for me by Mimi! Thanks Mimi they are so pretty!

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These were sent to be my Jennifer. Thanks Jennifer!

I really Iove this shawl, and the notecards are adorable!!!

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Early Show N Tell: My Entry

Well, today was my first day at the craft store. I got to set up a little table by the front door where I could knit and chat with people as they came in. I was so excited. First of all, it was the first time I had picked up my needles in WEEKS!! Second, it was HUMAN interaction!! I got to be around PEOPLE! I swear I just talked everyone's ears off. Oh I know you are just so shocked. I met some really nice people, (Wow Tennessee has some nice people) and I think that my classes are going to be successful here.

There were two people there that I hope to see again. One was a Deaf woman that communicated with me by writing on a notepad. She was so eager to learn, and I really hope she comes back for classes. I need to brush up on my ASL so that we can communicate that way. I know I saw my ASL videos and books during the move. I'm going to have to dig them out!! I took Sign Language and Spanish at the same time in college, but i have forgotten a lot. I remember a lot more Spanish which has been very helpful, but it's sad that I have forgotten so much because I used to be fluent. It is really true when they say if you don't use it you lose it. I feel like she and I will learn a lot from each other, and it will be a wonderful experience for both of us.

The other was a young boy. His mother was teaching him to crochet, but he was also interested in knitting. He acted really shy about coming up to me at first, but I finally got him talking :) I told him that lots of guys knit, and I think it would be totally cool if he would come take my class. I told him about my big, bad brother-in-law that knits, and his eyes just lit up. Then I showed him all the cool manly hats, scarves, gloves, etc. that he could make and told him how he could make them in the colors of his favorite sports team. Moment later, I see him and his mom walking to the register with arms overflowing with yarn. Score!!

You know I do not do this for the money. It has never been about that for me. I just can't explain the joy I feel when I give the Art of Knitting to someone. It is incredible to know that I helped their hands to create this beautiful art that will comfort them and keep them warm. Knitting is so much more than a way to get a scarf or sweater. You can buy those anywhere. Knitting soothes and comforts. It enriches your life. To know I helped give that to a person, WooHoo! I get so excited about that!

So here is my Show N Tell. It's a slide show of some of the wonderful creations my students have made. I feel like a proud mamma.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Does This Give You An Idea?

Of how much yarn I have!!!!! I was almost afraid to post this!

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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Feeling Guilty

I feel guilty about neglecting this blog. I have really enjoyed it, and I would like to continue. I just don't have anything knitting related to blog about yet, and I can't just keep posting about not having anything to post about!! Let's see if I can muster up one semi-knitting related post. Here goes nothin'...

Things are moving along slowly with the house. I think I am a little overwhelmed with all that needs to be done. Rob will be able to live at home starting July 2, so I'll have lots more help then! Yay! In case you didn't know, he lives in DC for six days and is home for two. This is no fun, and I'll be very glad when it is over. Hunter comes home the same week Rob does! That is going to be one awesome week! I'll have my whole family with me. Yay!

I did find most of my knitting stuff, and I got a new teaching job all set up. My first class is on the 24th, so I got that goin' for me :) As far as my personal knitting goes, I think that I am going to start working on the Ab Fab throw exclusively. (When I find it) It will be nice to have something new and pretty for the house. I will worry about my multiple UFO's after that is complete.

Oh wait I do have another knitting related thing to talk about!! Yay! I am setting up my office which will also be my craft room. Rob is planning on making shelves, so that I can have a yarn wall. Fun! Rob says, "Um do you think one wall will cut it?" Yeah, I got a lot of yarn. You'll see soon enough. It will all come together eventually. I am hoping to have the boxes semi under control so I can at least show you some pictures of the house soon. In the meantime, here is a picture of Hunter from my visit with him. It was so hard leaving him that day. He is such a sweet baby!

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Thursday, June 08, 2006

We Made It!

Well we are all moved in. We were here for three days before our stuff got here. No tv, no internet, no bed, and no knitting!! Someone packed it up in the pods, so I have been knitless!! Needless to say this means no knitting pictures. Luckily our stuff arrived yesterday. Yay! Now I have a house FULL of boxes, and I'm sitting here trying to figure out how the heck we got all of this stuff in that little apartment. I've never been thankful for so much mess and work in my whole life. We have a great house (i'd show you pics but i can't find the camera) and wonderful neighbors! I surely do not miss The World's Loudest Neighbors partying it up beneath me!