Saturday, October 26, 2013

This, our town of Halloween

We carved our pumpkin!

I made roasted pumpkin seeds

He's got a strobe light in his head

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scientist for a Day

This is something new this year for kaeley.

Each student is assigned a section from their science textbook, and they have to do an experiment to teach the class about their portion.

Kaeley got the Earth's Surface


So we she did a demonstration to teach the kids how to remember the surface layers...using snacks!

I hope the teacher sends me the in class pictures soon! 

Nerd Wars - T9 round 1

So this is my first time doing nerd wars! It's an awesome fun competition on Ravelry based on geeky fandoms. The hardest part is picking a team.

This time (and probably all of them) I'm on team Mythology. It's one of the smaller teams, but everyone is super nice and freaking awesome! I get to link my rav craft projects to mythology, fables and fairy tales. Because I don't do that anyway.

Here are a few of my projects for this first round.

I donated the proceeds from my Aceso hat pattern.

Aceso is the Greek goddess of the healing process.

My Gravestone handspun for flex 

I linked it to the Stygian witches, who lived on salt and man flesh, so their skin was drab grey. They also shared one eye and tooth between 3 of them. They are in the myth of Perseus and Medusa.

I finished a shawlette for Lindsay
I linked it to butterfly, and the Shoshone butterfly woman dance. I'll link it tomorrow on the computer, it's hard from the blogger app. This is also my team unity project, the elements. The Aztec god of fire was often depicted as a butterfly, or with a butterfly on his chest.

And my most recent, in the LARP category, a handspun, crocheted, tribal belt.

This one was hard to link, I actually ended up using The Hindu belief that all of creation is part of an elaborate dance, and that the priestesses used to dance to communicate with the gods. 

I'm ALMOST done with Kae's hot pink cardigan. It'll be tied to the stratosphere somehow. I'll probably need help placing this one. 

I'm having so much fun, and it's great motivation for my Christmas knitting! 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Pumpkin Patch

For the very first time ever, we took the kids to the pumpkin patch.

Trinity Methodist Church has one Every year, the proceeds fun their missionary program ;)


We'll carve this weekend, I'll post pictures 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Charity Hat Pattern

I'm going to cut and past this from Jess at Storied Yarns newsletter. She is a wonderful writer and her prose is much better than mine. I think i'm too close to the situation to be poetic.


I've got a lovely new pattern to share! The amazing and talented Paula has designed this hat - called the Aceso Hat (named after the Greek goddess of the healing process) - and she used a custom-dyed skein of Storied Yarns Superwash Worsted to make it! Paula's hat was designed specifically in honor of the people she has known, loved, and lost to cancer and in support of cancer survivors everywhere. She is donating 100% of the profits from the sales of the pattern to cancer research.

I designed this colorway for Paula because she asked for something in honor of the official colors for thyroid cancer - blue, teal, and pink. My favorites! Here's the yarn:

and here is the adorable hat Paula designed:

You can find the pattern on Ravelry now - purchase it for a good cause, and knit it up for those you love! Paula whipped up the sample hat in no time, so it would be a great quick-knit project for a holiday gift, or to make several to donate to local cancer survivors! At a cost of only $1.99, it's an inexpensive and simple way to make a difference in the world.

September Reading List

1-41 Inuyasha VizBig Omnibus Volume 1 - Rumiko Takahashi (9/4) Free/Library
2-42 Outlander - Diana Gabldon (9/5) - free Friday/nook
3-43 Styxx - Sherrilyn Kenyon (9/9) - free/library
4-44 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs (9/23) $14 purchased last year

So my two favorites were Styxx and Outlander. I'm not sure why i waited so long to read the outlander books, they're very good. I've stalled on the second because i promised Ross i'd read The Child Thief.

my LEAST favorite was Miss Peregrine's. I wanted it to be a spooky ghost story, and it wasn't. i won't say more because i don't want to spoil it. It was interesting, and the pictures were indeed creepy. but the book took a turn i just couldn't keep with. I probably won't read the next one.