Sunday, August 24, 2008

A little bit of knitting

I've been working on Eclipse socks from missjulie's pattern. If you've been reading my blog, you know I LOVE the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. If you read the Twilight series, you know that the 3rd book Eclipse has a red ribbon on the cover. I made a pair for Katie for her birthday in December, but you know I wouldn't be able to hold on to them that long. I forgot to take a pic before I sent them, so I had her send me one on her phone. It was my first attempt at duplicate stitch. It didn't turn out too bad. I did learn a couple of things about how tight to pull the stitches and to actually start duplicate stitching before the bottom of the sock is closed up. That makes it a lot easier than sticking my hand all the way down the sock.I'm now making my own pair of Eclipse socks. I've turned the heel but stopped shortly after to start the duplicate stitch. Much easier! School has gotten off to a smooth start. So far so good with my classes. Lots of paperwork as usual, but the kids seem to be glad to be back. I didn't realize how much I missed last year's students. It was good to see them, too. Last year's sophomores was an awesome class! I bet this year will be good, too.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

I swear..

I have been thinking about this blog. I just haven't found the time to update it. This has been a busy summer. After we got back from down south, we've been off doing something. Now that I look back, it seems like we haven't really done anything to speak of.

I read the Twilight series several times, which consumed my life for most of the summer. I've also discovered the Southern Vampire Mysteries Series with Sookie Stackhouse. I just love that name. As you can see on my bookshelf, I'm trying to read Pride and Prejudice. Trying being the key word. The Twilight group on Ravelry has been my main internet focus. The girls (and one guy) helped keep me busy until the release of Breaking Dawn.

We just spent the weekend at Scout camp. We have a family campout just for our pack. That's the best campout. We all already know each other and the kids play so well together.

I've been knitting some, trying to get some presents (ssshhh, top secret) finished up before school starts. One week left of vacation and what do I have to show for it. I had intentions of refining some of my lessons over the summer, but that didn't happen. I haven't touched a single school-related thing since May 28 or whenever our last day was. And you know what? I don't feel guilty in the least.

Hope to post some pix soon!