Another Class Sample

I have been having a great time with the kids in my class.  I introduced them to spool knitting, which is really i-cord, and they LOVE it.  I decided to show them something other than bracelets that can be made with spool knitting.

17 year old modeling our new necklace sample.

17 year old modeling our new necklace sample.

A necklace!!  Now the kids are making headbands and necklaces during break time.

Two different colors.

Two different colors.

I used two different colors to show my students that their choices are pretty much endless.

Felt flower.

Felt flower.

A cute little flower added for decoration.

Necklace.

Necklace.

Watch for some more i-cord prettiness coming soon.

Family Time

Sometimes we just don’t have time in between activities to get out and do something together as a family on the weekends.  I know, that’s pretty sad isn’t it?

Roller Blading!

Roller Blading!

This was one of those weekends, but we did manage to get away for a nice neighborhood “walk” today.  The kids wanted to put on their roller blades.

Waaaay up ahead!

Waaaay up ahead!

It didn’t take them long to get super far ahead of us.  That game my husband and I some time just to walk and talk alone – just us!  Such a rarity right now.

Waiting for ( and tying a skate) for slowpoke parents.

Waiting for ( and tying a skate) for slowpoke parents.

They had to stop and sit down for us to actually catch up to them.  All in all, we only went about 3 miles around the neighborhood, but it was so fun and nice to slow down for just a little bit.

New Pet

The other day, my 17 year old found the cats playing with something in the front yard.  She went to investigate and found them playing with…

An Alligator Lizard!

An Alligator Lizard!

He had already shed his tail and my daughter was worried about him.  She asked me if we could keep him and in a weak moment I said yes.  So now we are the proud parents of an alligator lizard – who is eating more than his weight in crickets and meal worms.

Dinner – Yum!

My carrots are finally ready to be harvested!

LOTS of carrots.

LOTS of carrots.

These carrots were planted last summer and were finally ready to be harvested!  I couldn’t believe how many were out there.

Look at all the different colors.

Look at all the different colors.

We had planted regular carrots and also ornamental carrots of all different colors.  Aren’t they pretty?

All chopped up and ready to go.

All chopped up and ready to go.

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

Salad, artisian bread with and without olives and carrot soup.

The soup came out great!  And the bread was delicious as well.  Nothing better than soup, bread and salad for dinner.

Dishcloth Funny

This dishcloth pattern threw me for a loop!  Get ready for a good laugh!

Placed the stitches on another needle.

Placed the stitches on another needle.

The pattern said not to cast off – so I wasn’t sure what to do with each piece.  I put each piece on a different needle and then cast on again for the next piece.

Finally figured it out.

Finally figured it out.

It took me until the third section to figure out that when the pattern decreased to 20 stitches and then said to repeat, it meant to use those same 20 stitches, not cast on for a new section!

Started knitting the old with the new.

Started knitting the old with the new.

I started knitting the new sections from the old sections.

TA DA!!

TA DA!!

It’s such a pretty dishcloth!!  I can’t believe it took me so long to figure out how to make it!  Ha – I’m even laughing at  myself!

15

Someone in our home turned 15!  I keep getting blindsided by these growing kids.  15 years old just seems so…well…old.  He’ll be driving in a year!

Belgium Waffles with whipped cream for breakfast.

Belgium Waffles with whipped cream for breakfast.

Super duper chocolate cake for dessert after dinner.

Super duper chocolate cake for dessert after dinner.

It was all about him today.  He had his favorite breakfast, favorite lunch (Chipotle), favorite dinner (steak, potatoes and salad) and favorite dessert.  I think he had a good day!