Friday, March 14, 2008

Make your own!

K had so much fun wearing her Doctor Who T-shirt, she wanted to share. Just download the graphic below, find a t-shirt and some T-shirt transfer paper and off you go!

We would love to see any shirts you make! Send us a link!
Have fun !

Hogwarts Fingerless Mittens

I found the pattern!

After much searching, I finally found the base pattern I used for my Hogwarts fingerless mittens. It can be found here. Basically, you want a fingerless mitten pattern with stockinette stitch covering the back of your hand. Although I haven't tried it, this pattern looks like it would work really well also, maybe even better.

Knit the fingerless mittens in the base house color. I used Red Heart Claret for Gryffindor. Then use duplicate stitch to add the crest in Red Heart Gold. Here is the pattern I used

The toughest part was centering the crest on the back of the mitten. I remember marking and counting out from the center many times till I got the placement right. Oh and I remember having to be careful with my tension in the duplicate stitch. Too tight and it puckered, too loose and it looked funny.

There you go. Have fun and I would love to see the finished products!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

That was quick!

I emailed the site yesterday offering my pictures. Last night I got a response, "Yes, Please!" I sent a short note and scans of my pictures this morning, and this afternoon, there they are. Wow.

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

K and her class celebrated Dr. Seuss' Birthday with a bit of poetry.

Monday, March 3, 2008

43 inches down. Only 149 to go!

My camera is very cheap and the colors are way off. I'll try to get a better picture next time.

Oh my, could that be me?


I found this picture here this morning, and I'm pretty sure that's me on the left.

When I was about 5, I was a guest on Romper Room in Pittsburgh. The show was hosted by the lovely Ms. Jan. It was very long ago and I don't remember being on the show, but I still remember her face and still have the nicest feeling when I see her picture.

I have been told, over and over, that I was "So Funny" when I was on the show. That's me on the left.

I get the feeling, Ms. Jan kept me right where she could keep an eye on me. Yup, that's me in the yellow dress.

I think I visited the set of Mr. Rodgers Neighborhood while filming Romper Room. I couldn't find it, but I also have a picture of myself with Mr. McFeely. I'm told I was shy of Mr. Rodgers, but I liked Mr. McFeely and he took me to visit the Land of Make Believe. When we got there, Mr. McFeely introduced me to Owl and we got on like a house a fire. We talked and talked.

It wasn't till years later that I realized it was Mr. Rodgers in the tree.

When I was a little older, we moved into Mr. Rodgers neighborhood. We didn't know until after we had lived there a while. I trick or treated at his house once dressed as Princess Leia. He was very nice. I think he gave out Snickers bars, the big ones.

Years later, I stood in front of his house and sang "We are the people in your neighborhood." It was a college thing. He didn't call the police. Nice man.

Peter Davison is K's Doctor too!

K designed a T-shirt last night.

"Look at me, I'm wearing a vegetable!"

Maybe three people will get it. She doesn't care. That's my girl.