Last-minute teacher gifts

Because of other knitted gifts, I ran out of time to knit for the Wee Girl’s teachers! Somehow I thought I could knit two pairs of fingerless mitts in two evenings. Or two bulky scarves in one evening and a morning! Or maybe sew something! Luckily I eventually remembered beading, and that I could easily make some earrings quickly.

Of course, I went overboard. I thought I’d make a pair for both teachers.

Six pairs later…. 
I let the girl decide who gets what, so each teacher gets three pairs-including one red pair not pictured- which means that I get the dangly jade pair in the top row, yay!

I realized a few things today:

1.Don’t leave crafty gifts until the last minute!, my beading skills are rusty!

Urban Epicurian Festival

Today I spent the greater part of the day working at the Urban Epicurian Festival at Fort Mason here in San Francisco. I’m pretty tired (also slept badly due to some neck and back problems, and the Wee Boy woke me up too early, so I’m extra tired! ), so here are some photos to show you some of my faves from the day.


I am *really* tempted by the Millennium Falcon necklace….

Or!!!! A Millenium Falcon CLOCK!!!!

How cute are these necklaces? Put a bird on it!

Fort Mason has a nice view of the Bay and the City.

Star Wars cloth buckets! STAR WARS EPISODE VII!!!!!! I’d better revisit Chibi’s booth tomorrow.

Art with dead flies!!!

Pretty awesome candles and other things.

This knitter asked about my cowl (Honey Cowl), I asked about her dress. HAND KNIT dress, y’all! We’re now friends on Ravelry, natch.


This venue is massive, and it’s filled to the gills. There’s so much to see and do and buy and eat and drink!

hee hee. #queen

I refrained from buying anything, but might get a few things tomorrow. I wonder if the same items will catch my eye?

Crafting for the co-op

The Wee Boy goes to a co-op preschool, which means it’s heavy on parent involvement. (Understatement???) At the recent business meeting, I volunteered to a request for felt images for stories, you know those felt boards on which teachers use felt figures to tell stories? Well, I said I’d make ’em. A few days later, I got the assignment. I procrastinated, worried that they might be complex, even though the teacher’s note read “outlines are perfect!” Luckily they are easy stories/figures, and I’m almost done with two out of the three books I agreed to do.

IMG_5509.JPG As you can see, outlines are not perfect for my Virgo self, I have to do details!!! The girl will get a face, don’t worry!!  Oops, and I see that one of the Big Green Monster’s ears snuck over to Ella Sarah’s hat.

They aren’t that much work, but this kind of work is best done when I’m at my best; morning or during nap.  After bed time I’m so tired, mindless knitting or spinning are my best bets.  My goal is to turn them in on Monday, but this is a full weekend with no naps at home scheduled, so we’ll see.