Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I am back

I am back . . . I wasn't around for the week because I was healing and making decisions. I am doing much better. Just some lingering cough and pink eye, but everything seems to be healing well. Decisions . . . I have withdrawn from student teaching. I am going to take my bachelor in arts. Since I was a transfer student everything should work out perfectly and I won't need to take anymore classes. There were certain aspects of being in a school environment that I knew would just never sit right with me, it wasn't a place I would be happy being.

I have been trying to craft while getting better. I have Garren's frog done and all of the boy's family gifts will be sent off tomorrow.

Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky
Color: Hot Lime
Content: 100% acrylic
Needles: US 5
Gauge: n/a
Pattern: Ribbit from Spud & Chloe by Susan B. Anderson
Modifications: I didn't make the toes, I don't think they are needed, nor do I think they would be appropriate for a toy for such a small child.

As always, it was a quick knit, when I was actually knitting on it. His eyes look a little funky, but that is because I am still learning with the whole french knot thing. In the end he's about 6" high when sitting down. He seems like the perfect size for little hands, not too big and yet not too small. I hope he likes it.

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On another crafting note, I have joined TAST 2. Each week there will be a featured stitch to work with and be creative with. I want to do more embroidery and try out some crazy quilting. I think this will be the perfect thing to inspire my creativity and help me learn more.


  1. Glad to hear that you are getting better. Sometimes making decicions to change the direction of ones life can help too. Cute frog!

  2. Froggy is adorable! I'm glad you came to a decision that works for you. I know I could never teach!!

  3. Glad you're feeling better! And congratulations on walking away from something that just wasn't working out...hopefully it will make room for something else that's even better!

    And that is a very cute frog. =)