Gosh - when I can wake up to scenes like this:
Why on earth would I have spring fever? (Yeah - that big mound of snow is still there from the "big one" we had at the end of December.)
We have another storm zipping through later on today, piggy-backing on this one. Nothing major, though, maybe a couple of inches when it's all said & done. Still - I'm glad my job is inside the building today & not out in the portables!
Yesterday's field trip was great - a really nice change of pace. I almost wasn't allowed to go since two teachers called in & they needed 2 emergency subs. If no coverage was found, I would've had to stay behind. But luckily my sub coordinator was able to find people to fill all the slots. She knew how much I was looking forward to it & really busted butt to keep me on the trip. :)
We saw The Mayhem Poets and it was a wonderful show. All kids were so surprised. They were expecting people standing up & reading poetry - not hip hop & rap! We stayed behind for a 15 minute question & answer session and the 3 guys were very personable. :)
Once back at school, I got a small start on Black Lace's second front, but did the bulk of the crocheting after dinner last night:
I'm pretty sure I can finish this front today. I guess you can tell I've decided to concentrate on this one project until it's finished...which, barring hell & high water, should be this weekend. ::grin::
Paula pointed out something to me in my comments yesterday - namely, that I was still making cardis! Albeit shorter sleeved cardis. :) So much for trying to stay away from cardi a bit, eh? So much for the new year's resolution!
Yep - I must admit - cardis are the crack of the knitting world for me. And boy, am I addicted! It's fun, though, to wear a different sweater to work every day and know I made every one. :)
HOWEVER....my resolution still stands. I have WAY too many cardis on my shelves right now. I still need to branch out to other areas and slow down the cardi making machine!
Soooo...I chanced upon a stack of Sandra magazines my dear Nat sent me awhile back. I paged through them once again and found a few things I might just make.
Cardis? Heck no!
This first one is actually a top - great for summer and I could wear it to work:
Just enough embellishment to keep things interesting, but very classy looking too. :)
This one has my beloved 3/4 length sleeves and such a lovely lace accent:
Next up: A really fun knit with bulky yarn. Great for next winter:
I love those twisty, meandering cables!
I was very, very taken by this coat:
Can you imagine how warm that must be? And how much yarn that must take? Still - I think it's very attractive even if it is a really huge project to take on.
That's it for today. I'm off to sub 7th grade science. The teacher has a prep period linked with her lunch half hour - keep your fingers crossed that I can have some good crochet time today! (But I'm not banking on it. Lots of teachers have been calling in sick lately - mid-winter blahs, I guess.)
Have a good one!
PS - I'm wearing Nantucket today ....I'll report back with any teacher comments! LOL