Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Knit Mouse!

I recently ran across several very cute mouse patterns. This one came with free instructions on the website, so the knitting choice was easy.

Pattern: Marisol Mouse (
Needles: 4 size 3 DPNs
Yarn: leftover Lyon Brand wool-ease in dark gray and Encore in dusty rose
Start date: April 27, 2009
Finish date: April 29, 2009

This mouse is going to a dear, dear person who needs a great deal of cheering after a long string of bad luck. I hope it makes you laugh!!

And the knitting de-stressed me greatly too. There is nothing like dealing with the stress of administering standardized testing (for the third time this year!) during a school day. An evening knitting diversion is just the ticket for continued sanity.

Happy Knitting!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Humans have usable wool too...

It's donation time! Last Friday I decided time was up for this long mop of mine. I got 10+ inches chopped off and made my 5th donation to Locks of Love ( If your hair grows quickly, please consider donating 10+ inches to this fine organization, which makes wigs for children who don't have hair.

Since I am a teacher, I try to donate every 2 years to inspire my students to also grow out their hair. 80% of donations come from children under 18 who wish to help other children. Two years ago four other students and another teacher joined me in cutting their hair. I hope this year will be as inspirational!