Happy Halloween!

In anticipation of tomorrow just being a really crazy day (there's school and Monday's are always draining, and Halloween - we're taking Jackson to our mom's for treats!) Here's my "Award-winning" Halloween dachshund! Seriously, at the Dachshund Rescue Halloween Event today, Jackson won a prize for his costume! I don't know which place yet, but he did get a new harness!
He's a construction worker (Thank you target!)
Everything looks good here!


A little bit of everything

Where did October go? Suddenly October is gone and it's time to turn back the clocks (do it tonight before you go to bed!) School is still wild and crazy. I am having a lot of difficultly with classroom management of 4 boys in a fifth grade class (the rest of the class is ok). I went to a science teacher convention last week that was so very cool! And there can be science & knitting: knitted digestive system and knitalong!

My knitting has been sparse mostly because of work and Jackson - he is always trying to find a warm lap to sit in, and then he decides to try and eat the skein of yarn, the needles the work is on or the project itself. A little tricky. I'm in the middle of making my back-tack partner's project, so that's going to be a little late... I got an email from My back tack person, and she also sent me this really cute origami link: http://www.mollysmall.com/mollysworld/humor/Dachshund.pdf Cute!
While I was picking up knitscence at Barnes & Noble yesterday I spotted Puppy Knits - it's a smaller book than I thought it would be, but very very cute! I almost bought "Posh Pooches" - it was a little kit that had dog-topped knitting needles. The photos of the chihuahua on the front was just too silly. And speaking on silly, here's my dog in a sweater (acrylic, walmart brand) - hey, he shivers!


Needle Exchange

Romy was my Needle Exchange buddy. She rocks!

There's an awesome skein of CottonCheneille in a lime green, knitpicks Shadow (lost lake) and the pattern to use with the yarn and the needles to knit it up with! How excited am I to finally try out knitpicks yarn? Very! And to try lace? The pattern is beautiful!! The elephant clip is so funky - I love it and will use it often! I hope this goes for another round :)

If you're a fan of Kermit you may want to look away... apparently Jackson has not yet realized what a kind soul Kermie is! Frog Legs!


TV Secrets

I will easily fess up to watching crap tv - give me real world and road rules any day. But did you know that I adore Felicity? I may have watched one or two episodes in its original run, then caught reruns and then end of the series during grad school... It's like Dawson's Creek but without the big words. And Ben always talks in a whisper - it's kinda soothing. And now, it's being rerun on WE which I think is why I feel like it's this icky little secret...

Another tv blessing is that we now get DIY hopefully now I can catch knittygritty! And tomorrow I even have the day off - I'll catch it in the midst of grading / lesson planning / puppy playing.


'scuse my ends

Knitting has been going, slow because there just are never enough hours in the day, but it's going. I've got flora just about finished. Going to hunt down buttons tomorrow, yay! I used the exact wool cotton called for and it's scrumptious (jimmybeanswool.com currently has some wool cotton on sale! I may need to purchase more!) And I used kidsilk haze - also gorgeous. I'm pleased with it so far - truly a quick knit as it is only a neck warmer.

I'm about ready to try and rechart the DNA scarf pattern (I'm a lefty). Still working on clapotis#2.

And I'm going to put out the requests: 1) Go see In her shoes 2)The purple scarf that Maggie wears? Probably so simple, but I want the pattern / I want to make it - I'm especially interested in the fringing at the bottom. 3) Read all that Jen Weiner writes - she's a great author, funny lady and excellent blogger :) I went to one of her book readings and she was just fabulous.

I'm trying to be better with my sewing machine - I made a Batman wrap thing for Jackson, now that the weather has sufficiently kept my noes and toes frigid(!!!), but it's too small. Imagine that, my tiny dog, and i make something too small!
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