Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Miles And Miles of Garter

Yep, I'm still slogging away on my Quicksilver Shawl.
It seems like I've been knitting this forever. I want to point out that it takes three skeins of fingering-weight yarn, so there's a reason why it seems so endless! I'm going to try to catch up on American Crime (an ABC series) this evening while I get some knitting done.

We are in the middle of standardized testing at my school -- and that seems endless, too! I think that the teachers will be as happy as the students when we get to the end. As a special ed teacher, I'm really looking forward to finishing up all my meetings and paperwork. I try to be done by the end of April, but I'm not going to make it this year. I think I can be done in mid-May, and I'm OK with that.

I'm joining Nicole to Keep Calm and Craft On.




12 comments:

  1. Gosh, I'm so glad you posted on my blog today! I just realized I hadn't seen any of your posts for ages and discovered that somehow you "fell off" my blog roll. How weird is that? Anyhow, back to your comment on the hat, the topper was no problem at all; there is a ribbon attached and this little rubber thingy that goes inside the hat that you thread the ribbons through and tie them together. I threaded the ribbon ends on a yarn needle to pull them through the hat and the thingy. It took all of 3 minutes maybe? It was a very fun project with lots of choices for toppers, including a soccer ball! PS. You are back on my list NOW!

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  2. Quicksilver is pretty!

    We are in the midst of standardized testing here too, but it is not going well. The tests are on the computer and the company doing the testing has had system crashes and some of the classes have not been able to log on at all. Ahhhhhhhhh...for the days of paper and #2 pencils.

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  3. Your shawl is beautiful. I have an IEP meeting scheduled for May for Little Buddy, so far he is meeting most of his goals well except the focusing at circle time. They are still working on that one!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. beautiful shawl :)

    Urgh at testing, I have so much sympathy for both the teachers and the students. Hope it's finished for you soon

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  5. Lovely shawl, but ICK on the testing.

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  6. Love your color combo! I've been eyeing this pattern, myself.

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  7. Gorgeous pattern and perfect colour combination.

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  8. Your shawl is coming along so beautifully. My, son the Spanish teacher, pointed out to us that they have a full quarter left; many days of OTHER activities however before graduation. God Bless you Special Ed teachers.

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  9. Your shawl is looking just gorgeous! I just saw a sample of Quicksilver at the Sun Valley Fibers booth at Yarn Con on Sunday, and now I really, really want to knit one, too. I couldn't justify shelling out for the yarn that day, so I need to rummage through the stash and see if I can find a combination that works.

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  10. your shawl is beautiful !!! What a gorgeous pattern... Have a great weekend

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  11. your shawl is beautiful !!! What a gorgeous pattern... Have a great weekend

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  12. Teachers & Students are in the homestretch! It looks as if your garter stitch might be there as well :) I like the stripes and the texture in your knit.

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