Monday, September 27, 2004

Secret Pal

My secret pal is awesome.

Really and truly - completely awesome.

This is what she sent me -

Its a Daria bag kit - Noro Daria, a way cool yarn that I _almost_ bought when yarn shopping with Nathania, matching fabric for a lining, the pattern (not pictured), and a bunch of Rosemary to make it all smell lovely. (My shampoo and conditioner are Rosemary and Mint scented... I love the odor). Its wonderful and perfect. Thank you VERY MUCH Secret Pal.

(and I'm very happy that my secret pal likes her gifts. Reading her post made my day!)

weekend knitting

Over the weekend, we went and visited my mother-in-law. The kids had a great time, and I got a lot of knitting done in the 2.5 hour (each way) drive. (I had a good time too. My mom-in-law is wonderful.) Mom-law taught the Big One to crochet. The Big One promptly made a scarf for her doll (see previous entry). She's hoping she can crochet on the bus - they won't let her knit because the needles are pointy. (I wondered if they didn't let the kids use pencils because they were pointy, but that's beside the point.) (sorry)

But, I got much knitting done on my poncho. I'm 14 rows from done. I'm still a bit hesitant on the color... opinions?

I don't know. I'm thinking the blue might be too bright, and the red might have too much pink in it. Granted, at 14 rows from the end, I'm going to finish it. No matter what. (But I may regret not doing it out of Koigu's of Many Purples.)

Random Stuff

This morning we met with the Big One's teacher. Our district has a program where after a month or so of school, they hold parent-teacher conferences. These are not geared at the teacher laying out how the student is doing, but rather are an opportunity for the parents to share their insights on their child. I think these are amazing. Usually after the first few weeks of school the teacher has started getting a feel for the kid, and the parent has met the teacher a couple times and heard stories from their student. And, this year I think the Big One got a great teacher. She's enthusiastic and seems rather together. The Big One has had good luck, though - only 1 bad teacher in the last 5 years... her 2nd grade teacher was... ummm... not what we would have wanted in a teacher for our daughter. Her other teachers have ranged from very good to excellent. (1 out of 5 ain't bad)

Well... back to watching Monday Night Football and working away on my poncho. (Football in HD rocks)