Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May the Fourth!!!!!

I wasn't really aware of this day until a couple of years ago....

I was introduced to Star Wars via my Dad....My dad loved Star Wars and saw the first movie over 20 times when it first came out....I was 9.   Although we had some patchy times, we always had a love of sci-fi.  He took me to my first sci-fi convention...a Star Trek one when I was a kid....

He paid for me to fly out to Ohio, where he was living at the time, so we could go see The Phantom Menace together....


This is my last birthday card from him....it is not quite working any longer...



And I have been inspired to make several Star Wars things over the years...
an Ewok for a swap partner..
a Yoda hat for a friend's daughter
and recently for my classroom...a yoda...that I don't seem to have a picture handy...

So Star Wars has been an important part of my life....as well as a freaking good bunch of movies (not so much the prequels, don't even think I saw the last one)....but loved...The Force Awakens...

So for all of you out there....May the Fourth be with you.....and listen to Master Yoda






Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 18


Good evening/morning!!!!!  I have been home all day today...nasty cough and irritated throat since Sunday...seems to be subsiding....tomorrow I have PD all day, so I won't actually be teaching, so the talking will be minimum which is good!...

So onto the projects....

I did start my Raspberry Beret....I am a little farther than this picture, having finished the brim...
I also turned a heel on a sock...
I started my Live Long and Prosper socks in April...and finally got to the gold stripe...
The blue is really off in this picture...this is better...although blurry
Since tomorrow is May the Fourth...I also started a Reyna with my Nerd Girl Artoo yarn...
So, maybe that mojo is coming back???  How about you?

Please link back, thanks!!!








Teacher Appeciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week here in the States...I know I'm biased, but just getting a thank you, we appreciate what you do, is pretty awesome...


I'd like to thank Mr.Leduc, my fourth grade teacher - my first male teacher and a great role model as a teacher..

Mrs. DiMeo, one of my high school teachers....I had her for several subjects and enjoyed every single one of her classes....

also, this is terrible, but I don't remember her name...the teacher who took me for special help in reading when I was in second grade...I was a non-reader before that and a whole world opened to me....I have my Master's in reading and it is my favorite subject to teach...

Thank you to all of my teachers....

Friday, April 29, 2016

Wrap Up Friday - Week17

Good morning!  Several people mentioned they may have a finish....so going to throw this up...I do not have a finish...and I'll probably be starting something new soon...as I've been online shopping again AND tomorrow is the Connecticut Sheep and Wool!  Pictures will be posted....



Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Stitch Along wednesday - Week 17

Good evening....just told the husband I had to go do the blog post...and he said, because it's Wednesday, but not....see, he's learning!

How was your week of projects?

I started something new....I bought this beautiful Sweet Georgia Cashluxe Raspberry colored yarn last summer for a "raspberry berry." 

 So with Prince's passing, I thought it was high time I cast on....and I did...I have finished the brim and am getting ready to start the lace portion...I am doing the Rustling Leaves Beret from Coastal Knits. 

That's about it...so how about you?  Please join up and join in...and link up....




Friday, April 22, 2016

Wrap Up Friday

Good morning!  I have no finishes today...how about you?  Very tired today...but should be an good day at school...

Happy Earth Day - what do you do to help our earth?  Love this image by Jane Yolen

and also.....did anyone else start a Raspberry Beret yesterday? Rest in Peace...Prince










Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Stitch Along Wednesday - Week 16

Happy Tuesday night/Wednesday.....

So this past week was my Spring Break/vacation...and I had plans..so many knitting and crochet plans....I really wasn't doing much else....and what did I do?  I watched a lot of tv and movies....and I didn't do much crafting....oh the shawls I had plans for....*sigh*

I did work on my Irish Oak...and came to a screeching HALT!  Why?  Well I messed up the border segment, but just decided to go with it....then I started playing yarn chicken....and I decided to just bind off....and well I don't like it....so I'm going to border it in another color....so what do you think?
Here are some choices I pulled....do I go with something that kind of matches or a totally different color?  On the left is a yellow, but it's a DK, so I'd have to buy something...then there is Simon's Vest from Deep Water Dye Works...On the right..the top is Madelinetosh in Daffodil, Yarns to Inspire in Indian Desert and then two Madelinetosh...Bark and Betine...yarn close up
I also started a sock from TurtlePurl....it was her special tribute to Spock after Leonard Nimoy died...
Haven't gotten far, but wanted something to work on during the train ride into NYC....and I did, until train got full very fast and I didn't have enough room....Took it to an exhibition football game at UCONN....but was too windy to work on it there...I tried...
So what to do?...How has your week been?  Anything new?  Anything done?  Let me know if you have an opinion about the border.....