Just before the end of the school day, our toes were set tapping to a fantastic and fun jig that sprung up out of nowhere... we were lining up to go to another classroom for a chat, and suddenly, two guys came around the corner playing the most rousing Irish Jig on a fiddle and a banjo! It was great (and somewhat random!) Such a fun way to end a school day. :) Feeling particularly thankful for that, as I may have felt a bit challenged by some goings on today.
Now, on to my crafty-minxiness. I'm trying very hard to remember to take photos of my letters and packages before I send them off, as well as my knitting projects before I give them away. The problem with both of them (as I have previously mentioned) is I get SO excited about them, I send them as soon as I can and don't remember to take a photo until it's too late.
But... I did remember to take a photo of the package I sent to my swap partner over at ellecupcake. We had a bit of difficulty in co-ordinating our packages to get to each other because the emails we were sending one another wouldn't get through. I was so happy to send her package off and I was thrilled she liked her bits and pieces. Of course, I forgot to take a photo of the contents... but I did take a picture of the box!
|A little box filled with goodies! A post is planned over at ellecupcake later in the week to show off her pressies.|
I can't get this photo to rotate, so you'll have to turn your head sideways. I did this piece several months ago - it was the first thing I finished all on my own, with absolutely no help. I was so proud of it! I was going to keep it for myself "just in case" but when my dear friend told me she was expecting, I knew it had actually been made for her. My heart melted when I saw the photo of her darling girl in it and I was so pleased I sent it over to them.
This one was another gift for another wee girl. I really struggled with this one, but it turned out alright. Not as good as I hoped, but I think she liked it. I did think my racing stripes on the arms were super cute though. :)
Then I forgot to take photos of the many things I knit. But more recently...
This cutie I also whipped up in a weekend (but only stuffed it yesterday) to send off to Christchurch for the collection that's happening over at Kiwi At Heart for the children of Chch. I think he's gorgeous, as do my class! I think the kids are starting to realise how cool knitting really is.
This jumper took me ages. I'm technically not finished it because I haven't woven in all the ends - there are so many! I did this one with a baby boy in mind, but upon meeting him, I realised it wouldn't fit come winter time. So I'm hanging onto this one. It may go in my hope chest, because I don't know that I will do something with little stripes like this again. It was a bit of a mission with tangles... but so worth it. I think it's my favourite item I've ever knit!
There's still one more knitting photo to come, but it's a little gift for Katy. I'm giving it to her tomorrow, so stay tuned for photos. Here's to hoping I remember to snap a picture this time!