Monday, November 11, 2013

Happy birthday Gabi!!!

I can't believe that Gabi just turned 8 years old! It seems like just yesterday she was born. Now she is a high spirited 2nd grader. She has made so much progress in the past couple of years and I am so proud of her.  For those that don't know, Gabi was diagnosed at age 3 with Selective Mutism.
"Selective mutism is a little understood condition in which a person who is normally capable of speech is unable to speak in given situations or to specific people. Selective mutism usually co-exists with shyness or social anxiety."
When she started preschool she would not talk at all. She started whispering in class to the teachers, but never to class mates. Last year she started speaking in class in a regular speaking voice to both teachers and class mates. It has been amazing watching her grow socially since this happened.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's on the needles....

Oh my I can't believe it has been forever since I have posted. I decided to give my blog a new look and a new post today.

Currently on the needles I have:
1. Hermione's Everyday socks-I am on the first one and have just turned the heel. I am using Socks that Rock in  Gingerbread Dude 
 2. Strathcona by Jane Richmond. I am making this in the Doom Goat colorway from Softnshiny
I won Jane Richmond's ISLAND book from a podcast and I decided I finally needed to make something out of it. I am loving this pattern
3. Hitchhiker by Martina Behm....yes I am still working on this. I think I am up to 24 out of the 42 teeth

What I have coming up:
1. the parseltongue hat by tiny owl knits. I will be making this out of Malabrigo worsted for the Malabrigo Stockpile event in October
2. Practically by Kelly Herdrich. I will be making this out of Malabrigo Rios
3. Guernsey Wrap by Jared Flood. I will be making this for my mom for Christmas

Monday, June 24, 2013

What I've been up to.....

I havent done much crafting because of my busy summer with the kids. I am up to 24 out of 42 points on my Hitchhiker
Then I made a blanket square that will be sent off to one of the Slytherin moms who are having babies
Finally I have crocheted some baby booties for one of my favorite podcasters-Carin from Round the Twist

Monday, May 6, 2013

Plans for May

Spring term just started again for the Harry Potter Knitting and Crochet House Cup on Ravelry.
My big project for the month is a Hitchhiker shawl
I am using a skein of Wollmeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in the colorway Im Dunklen Wald

Here is my progress so far

Next up on the wheel is some Wensleydale in the colorway Serenity, Firefly Class from Nerd Girls Yarns

April Spinning

I finally finished up my April spinning. It was 4 oz of merino that I bought from Froggy Bottom Boutique. 

I ended up with 204 yards of a 2 ply