Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kudo Waves Scarf

I just finished a wave scarf.  Very easy to do.  The size is about: 8"x 60".  It is loose fitting and the yarn overs give a nice appearance.  I used Tahki 100% cotton yarn.  I found this yarn shop, Yarns By Design in Neenah, Wisconsin.  Click here for their website. I used a darker color for ends and a lighter color for main part of scarf.  Thanks to my friend Cindy for helping with interpreting the pattern.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Knitted Bags For Special Occasions

Easy knitted bags that can hold anything you wish.
 A friend of mine shared a great pin on pinterest.  Someone created a teacher survival kit filled with all kinds of goodies for a teacher starting school again.  After knitting these small bags I thought that this idea would be great as a welcome back to school gift for my Kindergarten colleagues.  Still thinking about what to fill with.  Maybe chocolate, almonds, ......

Market Bags

Monday, February 13, 2012

Market Bags

I had so much fun knitting these Market Bags.  As a teacher I have parent volunteers each year who give up their time each month to bring natural science concepts into Kindergarten!  The program is called; 4 Winds.  I hope my parent volunteers like their new bags for carrying their fruit and vegetables in!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Pink Kerchief Scarves!

These kerchiefs were so easy to knit.  The pattern is from a great book, Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by, Joelle Hoverson.  You can use any soft wool or cotton.  The kerchief is triangular so that you can tie around neck, with the tie off to one side of the neck.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Knitted Hats For My Students!

I finally finished knitting 17 wool hats for all of my students!  I used a variety of wools, different colors and 3 different patterns.  I decided not to felt as I was worried about the shrinkage!  Afterwards I wrapped each hat in a colorful piece of paper, tied the ends with leftover yarn and then printed colored cards!  Each card is a photograph I took on one of our field trips in the fall.  On the back of each card I wrote,"What do you notice?"  This is something we do a lot of in and out of the classroom.  I thought that the kids would think it was neat/interesting........  We'll see.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fruit & Vegetable Market Bag

I had a lot of fun knitting this market bag for a new friend, beginning her new teaching job. I have always thought that teachers are always carrying bags around! Some teachers have 1 or 2 bags, while others seem to keep finding them in closets, thrift shops, hand me downs from family or friends or some of us even make them!
I hope my friend Jenny enjoys her bag and finds it useful whether it be for organic goodies to cook with or to carry her teacher essentials!

Jenny loved her bag and goodies for the kitchen. We look forward to collaborating in the fall and of course Jenny is teaching me all about a mac!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Knitting With Friends On Lake Champlain

It is really hard to believe that summer is slipping away. One of my favorite things to do is to knit with friends. I always get so inspired and re-fueled with new ideas and challenges. Beth is working on some tricky mittens and Cindy is finishing up a shawl she started. I am knitting a market bag in pink cotton for a friend who is beginning her first teaching job in the fall. The pattern is from Yarndance and called, "Fruit and Vegetable Market Bag". For me the handles are a bit tricky, but will seek out knitting help for this!