Monday, September 17, 2007

Hemlock Ring Blanket, Josephine, Falling In Love updates

I've got 10 more rows to go till the Hemlock Ring Blanket is complete. Photos will need to wait till after bindoff, as the blanket is scrunched up on my needles. Each row has 400+ stitches on them now, so each row is painstakingly long. I understand the bindoff takes a LOT more yarn than the other rows, too, so I expect that to take a long time. When it's done, it'll be Brendan's. Can't wait to see it off the needles! I'll share a photo when I take one.

I'm also continuing with Josephine and Falling In Love. I've completed the back of Josephine and am on the right front. I'm still working on the first sock for Falling in Love.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Hemlock Ring KAL

I hope to cast on as soon as I get either Josephine or the knee-hi's far enough along.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Falling in Love socks progress

I set these socks aside over the weekend to make some progress on Josephine, but picked them up again last night and today. They are just about at the beginning of the meatiest part of my calf. The one sock looks great so far and I can't wait to see them done. I think I've got the right skirt for them, but still need to find the right shoes (probably a sexy, black clog of some sort) and the right top. Funny, creating an outfit around the socks, huh? :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Progress on Josephine

I've set aside the socks for the Labor Day weekend to make some progress on Josephine. She's reached 22 inches in length and is ready for the armhole shaping. I can't believe I've only used 4 skeins so far!!!

Swim lessons for 4 year olds

Brendan's preschool/preK classes had swim lessons this in June of this year. That's his best friend Nathan next to him. The teacher is showing them how to kick.
Here, the teacher was taking the kids one by one and encouraging them to float on their stomachs and backs and kick and even move their arms for strokes. Brendan loved that part, as you can see. :)
This was the last day of lessons, and the whole class got to go down the slide. They were all a bit hesitant at first, but it only took one of them to go down one time and they were all waiting in line. I was so lucky to be there every day of the 2 weeks!