It’s been a busy week, but I’ve had some bear news! Orlando has been spotted in Africa!
Liz Ten got a heart sewn on! (She’s far right in the top right photo)
And I finished knitting Rose (as in 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!
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.
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… 😜
ALL of them, if you apply yourself!
I started with a little beading….
Moved on to knitting….
Then some sewing prep….
And some beach time. It was a decent Saturday!
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.
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. 🐻