Thursday, 21 July 2011

Getting ready



Yesterday I got myself ready for this month's Brown Owls, which is on this Sunday.  We're having a knitting day and hopefully learning enough to follow a simple beanie pattern.  As you can see, we're going the chunky wool and fat needles option for easiness and more importantly, speedy crafting!  I got my lovely bamboo needles and chunky wool from Wooly Lattes, the needles were on sale for $5!


I've hooked up a few more big pink granny squares as well this week while watching Lie To Me on dvd, such a fascinating show, I find it so interesting I forget to crochet because I am too involve trying to pick the facial  expressions.  The count (of the squares) is now up to 16 and a half and I need 30.  So I'd say I'm maybe a third of the way, just?  (edited to point out that I do know my maths, I'm just taking into consideration all the joining together of the squares as well!! Honest!)



I've also done a bit of dabbling in graphic design, but not really because I used picnik, and whipped up this little flyer for our Brown Owls group.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out but I reckon picnik needs to do a sewing/craft theme of stamps and stuff, that would have been awesome!  On retrospect, I should have made the owl brown but oh well.

Today's plan (for the afternoon) is to get head down bum up into some school work.  Planning for next term.  What fun.  I'm being filmed a bit over the first three weeks doing my teaching thing for a course my school is running in language programs.  I am Really. Looking. Forward. To. It. (Where is that sarcastic font when you need it?)  I hate being filmed.  Fingers crossed I don't have to see the footage.  Eugh.  I want to be really organised so I don't freak out (which I'm sure I will do anyhow).

I'm off to explore the other creative spaces until afternoon kicks in and school work beckons.  Afternoon doesn't start til 2pm right??
 

9 comments:

Makeminemidcentury said...

Why isn't there a sarcasm font? I think it'd clear things up immensely.

I think you'll be an excellent knitter based on your crocheting!

Have fun!

2paw said...

You are more than half way through the crocheted squares, 16.5/30 is exactly 55%!!
Have a great time knitting your beanie.
Oh your Picnik work is so lovely, you are so clever.
Oh yuck, I would hate being filmed too, and I recognised your sarcasm without a font. You must be doing a great job to be demonstrating for filming!!

spectacularfairywren said...

the voice part of the filming is the worst... oh and having to see your back side, which I would prefer to be a mystery...

See you Sunday I hopeses.

I have a massivo set of needles which is begging some chunky wool...

Sam Findlay said...

Chunky wool and needles are great! I am very impatient and love speedy knits!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Mmmm chunky yarn... and those are some totally fab knitting needles! Hope you have a lot of fun on Sunday! :)
S&R

Catherine said...

Your crochet granny squares look so neat and very pretty colours too, I must one day make my littlest a blanket like this she would love it. Great flyer too, it looks great. Have a good weekend crafting. x

P.S. Thank you for my birthday wishes on Wednesday.:)

Kellie said...

You're inspiring me to want to get my knitting needles out! I have a cardigan I started just before Baby Holly was born nine months ago and it's still unfinished. I started blogging and unfortunately now my poor knitting has been neglected. I really must start dedicating some time to it.
Have fun this weekend! :)

sarah said...

I got the same needles thanks to this post :). The lady was very helpful! She gave me her number and said we should call her if we ever want her to come along to a meeting and troubleshoot!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Lucky you don't teach maths ;-)