Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Today's scarf was knitted right before my friend Shannon came over. We headed out to Ginger Chili Restaurant for some much needed Chinese food. Yum! This scarf was knitted with multiple shades of red and reminds me of the chilies that were all over our food!
Monday, March 29, 2010
This scarf was knitted on a lazy sort of Sunday. Max, Abby (our cat) and I had a little nap on the sofa in the afternoon while the weather started to get gloomy. After our relaxing nap, I set about making a scarf with stormy blues and grays.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Keeping with the same colour palate as yesterday, I decided to call this scarf "A Sunny Disposition" because that is what I feel I have had for the past few days. Having mostly recovered from being sick, I am starting to remember what life was like pre-sick. It is amazing how much more energy you have when you no longer have a nagging cough and relentless headache!
Okay, so it wasn't a golden ticket, but I did receive my acceptance letter from the UBC Masters in Music Education program! Today's scarf was knitted in shades of gold, with a little bit of green and pink thrown in. All of this beautiful yarn was donated by someone I have never met named Diana. The yarn she donated is absolutely spectacular because it is all alpaca, silk, bamboo, and wool!
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Today's scarf was knitted after an amazing day at work. We had an assembly to recognize our fundraising efforts for Covenant house and when my choir of 54 students sang "We are the World" with live piano and drum accompaniment they actually brought members of our staff and the spokesman from Covenant House to tears! The choir's singing created a more emotional connection to all we had accomplished in fundraising and truly warmed the hearts of those in the audience.
Day 87's scarf was knitted before Max and I went out for dinner. I left the lovely blue scarf on our couch only to come home and find that Abby had decided that it was her scarf! She was all curled up on it and was happily purring away!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Well, today I truly mastered the art of taking a skein of yarn and turning it into a ball by myself. I discovered that if I wrap the skein around my knees I can easily start making a ball of yarn without grabbing random pieces of furniture from around the house. I'll have to post a video of me doing it at some point...it's something to see! Today's scarf was knitted with a total of 5 balls of yarn all in shades of pink and blue, all hand wrapped into balls by me!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today was my niece Savannah's 16th birthday party. I didn't realize that the theme colour for the party was pink...had I known I would have gone out and purchased some pink yarn to honour this special day. Instead, I chose to knit a sparkly blue scarf to match Savannah's eyes. Happy Birthday, Savannah!
Today I taught my grade 6 class how to cast-on! They will be knitters very soon. When I asked what colour today's scarf should be they said, "purple and turquoise" and when I asked for a name they said, "Division 4"! Can you guess which division they might be? Well Division 4, I did it just for you!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
This black, white and gray scarf was knitted while I sat on the couch trying to get rid of my hacking cough. Somehow, I don't know how, it always seems to get sunny outside when I am feeling gray and sick inside. I hope that the sunny weather will infiltrate our apartment and help me to get better quickly.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
After an extremely relaxing weekend, Max and I packed up the red BMW and headed back home. We were both sad to be leaving as we were so relaxed and happy up at the cabin. This scarf was knitted as we drove and reminisced about all of the good times we had at the cabin.
Well, it seems that my wishful knitting worked! We woke to the sun beaming in the window and a temperature of 15 degrees! The weather was fantastic and after eating breakfast Max and I went on a long walk into town and back. When we returned I started knitting a scarf with blue and white in honour of the beautiful sunny skies.
After spending the previous evening driving to the family cabin in Oroville, Washington Max and I woke up to gray skies on Friday morning. We were so glad to be getting a break from the city but were really hoping that the rain and clouds would disappear. This scarf was knitted entirely with blue yarn in hopes of blue skies to come!
This scarf was knitted as we drove through Manning Park at night with the sunroof open. When I looked up to the skies I could see thousands of stars and it was absolutely gorgeous! This scarf was made with 2 balls of forest green yarn and a single ball of baby blue. In my mind I see the blue as the stars and the green as all the trees in Manning Park.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This morning I woke to Abby meowing in a strange way and after a bit of detective work (I'll spare you the details) I became suspicious of a possible urinary tract infection. After calling around to many animal hospitals we finally found one that was open and did not require an appointment. We rushed her in but ended up sitting in a waiting room for about 2 hours. The vet agreed that a UTI seemed the most likely cause for her discomfort and expelling of liquids outside the litterbox. Now we have a kitty that is a little bit doped up on antibiotics. I knitted today's blue, red and black scarf while Abby purred lovingly. I hope she recovers quickly...
After a day out on the town, Max and I learned from our friend Daryn that we had been invited to a wine and cheese party at our friends' place. There was a huge spread of cheese and I think we all left feeling we had gained a good 10 pounds of cheese weight! The atmosphere was rather relaxed so I was able to nibble and knit! My friend Marnie commented that the bit of red in the scarf represents the Merlot...
Friday, March 5, 2010
This scarf was started before we headed out to the Basia Bulat concert at St. James Hall. The scarf is named after her song, "Into the Night". It was an amazing night complete with meeting one of the backup singers' mom, acapella performance, pizza at Uncle Fatih's, and ice cream at La Casa Gelato! Oh what a delicious night!
Before starting this scarf, my friend from work, Kecia, took me to Queens Art in North Vancouver. It turned out that the store was closing and everything was on sale for 50% off or more! I ended up buying a whole bunch of yarn and knitting needles so that I can get my grade 6 students knitting! When I got home I was so pleased with all of my purchases so I named a scarf in their honour.