Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yarn along: Teacher's gifts and a sock and a half...


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Joining along with Ginny this week for the Yarn Along.

 I made a few more knit cacti as  thank you gifts for Solomon's preschool teachers. Yesterday was his last day of preschool. Bittersweet, but he will be back at the same school at the end of the summer for camp. I am so excited for because the camp is called box city and they plan and  build an entire city out of large cardboard boxes. If you only knew how much this little guy likes boxes, fort building is a daily event. So is tripping over them when trying to get from one room to another. Thanks Grandma Joan for making that happen for him!
This time I used super chunky yarn and size 10 dpn's so that the cactus would fit the bigger pots that I had on hand. Sollie ended up painting four pots because both sisters accidentally broke one when they were on the porch sitting out to dry. He was a really good sport about it and just kept painting one pot after another.I think they turned out cute. They were much bigger than the others I made back at Christmas time, they stood about 6 inches tall. You can find the super quick and easy pattern here.

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Well I have made very little progress on my socks. When I have a little time to knit late at night when the wee ones are in bed the dark yarn and the tiny needles are just too hard to see so it has been slow going, a few rows here and there at nap time or waiting for water to boil for dinner. No rush, it is beyond wool sock weather anyway.

I am still reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I am about halfway through. I have a huge pile of novels to read for summer(thank you thrift store) so I better get a move on. Lately when I read at night my eyes cross instantly from exhaustion. Might have something to do with having three kids and a husband who works out of state. I have been fantasizing of a summer getaway, just me, a cabin near water, and a good book.....sigh. In my dreams.

7 comments:

Jennifer - The Deliberate Mom said...

Those knit cacti are AWESOME! You are so crafty!

Love those socks too... they look super cozy.

Wishing you a wonderful day!
xoxo

Laura Bray said...

Those cacti are just too cute for words! I bet the teachers loved them.

Ginx Craft said...

The cacti are really fab. I bet they will love them.

Mama Gone Green said...

More cacti! I love mine!

October Rose said...

I love the cacti! How cool are those!

April said...

In love with the cacti!

Kelly Ramstack said...

This would be the perfect cactus for me - I can't seem to keep the real ones alive!