It’s been a busy week, but I’ve had some bear news!   Orlando has been spotted in Africa!

orlando bear

Liz Ten got a heart sewn on! (She’s far right in the top right photo)

liz ten

And I finished knitting Rose (as in Rose Tyler).

rose tyler

In spite of being home alone for the week, I’m super tired because of classes, coursework, new early schedule, a bus commute, and starting today, fieldwork!  I was charged with teaching a short reading lesson tomorrow morning– I decided to try Fantastic Mr. Fox out on the kids, wish me luck!

Wonder Woman! 

Today a friend and I went to see Wonder Woman!

It was great! 

New shirt from etsy for the occasion

Bonus: there were some freebies at the comic book store, and we found a machine selling female superhero nail thingies. 

I’m considering seeing this in the theater again soon- it was really, really good. 

Flax sweater, modeled

The other evening I was able to get the Girl to take a walk to the corner mailbox with me, with the ulterior motive of having her take some photos of my Flax sweater in some nice outdoor lighting.  I think she took some great pictures!

This week, as the next several, I’m neck-deep in my teacher credentialing program, so knitting has been a rare and treasured activity.

My husband and kids are in Portland for the week, and although the quiet is nice while I ease into this intensive program, I’m kind of jealous of their outdoor activities!

Until next time! 

Craft day, cooking day

Yesterday I somehow managed to get in a lot of sewing time! I mended three pairs of jeans, two shirts, and a jumper. 

I sewed four lavender eye pillows and a pair of pajama pants.  I’ve made these pajama pants before, but this time I added two inches of length at the top, which makes them much more comfortable. It’s an old McCalls pattern I bought at SCRAP a while back. Tried and true!

Today, on the other hand, was all about cooking and baking.

I made (all vegan recipes here) cranberry-orange muffins, apple -cinnamon donuts, lemon poppyseed muffins, and apple/pear crisp.  (Recipes from Happy Herbivore, Southern-in-law, Big Vegan, and Oh She Glows.  There was also orzo salad, and Lentil Joes. 

Phew! I’m glad to be out of the kitchen!  I cooked so much partly because I was hungry, but also because I’m starting a new schedule this week which will have me out of the house early and having muffins and other such easy-to-take-along foods will come in handy.  I ran out of energy to make granola bars, but I have some focaccia dough rising overnight… 😜

Flax sweater!

Tonight I finished my Flax sweater! The poor thing was laid aside for a few months while I studied for tests and favored non-fiddly knits (the pattern isn’t fiddly, but I alternated skeins, which is fiddly on sleeves!).  I couldn’t resist one just-finished selfie:

The yarn is Miss Babs Yowza in the color “Tardish.”  The pattern is Flax by Tincanknits. 

Go, Bears!

I’ve been on a serious bear kick lately. A day or so ago, I finished Ood Bear (my 92nd). I made the dress by doubling leftover sock yarns; one gray, one sparkly gray and purple. The maroon yarn is leftover from the Wee Boy’s Dr Who Halloween scarf. 

And here she is with 5 other recent bears, ready to get packed up and shipped to Minnesota!

As you can see, I’ve started making them a little shorter lately. I think they’re cute that way. 🐻