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Spool Knit Fun and Other Goodies

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and that your week is turning out well. We’ve had some fun here. I used one of my new~to~me tea pots for the first time. It was an Earl Gray kind of day.

Tea-Crochet-and-Chewy

On Sunday the girls and I decided it was time for a spool knitting tea party. They had received spool knitting kits from my parents (who are now stationed in Sicily) for Christmas, and with the plague we had going around, I hadn’t had a chance to teach them yet.

Ready-to-Spool-Knit

They both picked it up quite quickly. They love learning how to create new things. I have no idea where they get that from. 🙂

learning-to-spool-knit

They spent hours, yes HOURS, sitting and spool knitting. No TV, just happily making. Vada even needed to swipe some yarn from my stash to keep going! Kyla’s kit had a lot more yarn in it, so she was fine with what she had.

getting-the-hang-of-it

Vada’s spool knitter is wood and has 4 pegs, so it makes a cute little tube. Vada has a thing for green.

Look-What-Vada-Did

Kyla’s spool knitter is plastic and has 6 pegs, so it makes a wider tube. She wants to make it really long and make a scarf. I am going to see if she can make it 3 times as long as she wants so we can loosely braid it to make it wider.

Kyla-Loves-her-creation

This coming Saturday, my friend Marsha will be coming for a visit. Remember when I told you I swiped her pretty bowl so she would have to come visit? I went grocery shopping at Trader Joes on Monday and I may have gotten a bit excited about Marsha coming. I told her if she came around lunch time we could have a “bunch~of~little~things” kind of lunch. So this is what I picked up. I have some other crackers in the pantry as well. Plus tea, coffee, and tea biscuits. Yes, that is chocolate cheddar cheese. It is either going to be awesome or gross, I will let you know!

I-may-have-gone-overboard

We received a package that was packed with this brown paper the other day. Kyla loves huge paper to color!

Giant-coloring

I had to buy a new scanner. At some point I will replace my scanner/printer/fax machine, but that is not in the budget right now. So I thought it would be nice to have a portable scanner, and I found this one for under $50 including the memory card and shipping. I was worried that it would get dirty, especially if I traveled with it. Why buy a portable scanner if you can’t take it anywhere? I thought it would be nice at conferences and such if there is a flyer or something I want to remember. So I knitted myself a little cotton cover for the scanner, and I even put on a pocket for the cord. The scanner is battery operated, but the cord is needed to upload the scans to a computer.

cover-for-my-scanner

I’ve made some progress on the jean/yarn skirt. I am almost done with the front wedge. This is taking a while because I don’t work on it that often. I have several other things that are a higher priority at the moment, but sometimes I just need a fun and easy knit, so this is great!

almost-done-with-the-first-wedge

Well it is almost time to take the littles to school, so I should wrap this up. Have a great day, my friends!

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