Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School!

Well today is the first day back to school!  It isn't as if I haven't been working this summer, but it has all been fun stuff (well I think what I am working on is fun) and on my own schedule.  Now classes start and teaching duties resume.  I'm looking forward to it, I think.  A little strange with my advisor gone, but so far it is going well with her gone.  

So I ended up getting 2 extra Gold Medals for Team Baton Rouge Red Sticks in Ravelympics!  I hate knitting under pressure, so I only entered ahead of time the shawl relay (thank you all for your lovely comments about the shawl!  I adore it and can't wait to give it away--does that sound wrong?)  Tomorrow I will show you my medals (one award ceremony hasn't happened yet)

Last minute entries:

Baby Dressage:
Another pair of bootees (they are just so fun I keep making them over and over!)


Handspun Heptathlon:
Garter Rib Mitts using my first handspun! :)  These are for me (can't part with my first handspun)  They will be perfect for keeping my hands warm in my cold office and classrooms!  I think the pattern was well suited to handspun too....the imperfections of the yarn work instead of looking odd.  I made a few modifications because I feared running out of yarn (see my ravelry page if you want all those type of details)   These were knit flat with short rows for the thumb.  Also learned how to do a provisional cast on (not as hard as I imagined)

I will try to get a better pic soon. (DH didn't quite understand the look I was going for, but he did gladly snap the shot!)

Now the games are over and let the classes begin!!

11 comments:

ashpags said...

It's really quite lucky that the games ended when they did, because I would have made a bad first impression if I was still working on those socks. ;) Congrats to you on being a 3-time medalist! =)

Suzanne said...

Congrats Leah!! I love the baby booties. I just did some too!
Suzanne

Aunt Kathy said...

Have a great day at school.

I like the gloves and am hoping to eventually get brave and try a pair.

The booties are great. I have made those before. I need to make more.

Jennifer said...

Yea! Ravelry is going to keep me busy all day looking at the finished objects.
Love the booties, I made a pair but I have issues with the buttons. Knitting the pattern is great but I hate putting the tiny buttons on. Any secrets?

Stacy said...

Congrats on the mitts... I did a pair myself this weekend. And, woohoo on getting all of those medals!

Davene McBride said...

I was thinking of you this morning and wore my LSU Mom T-shirt for my walk! Hope it was a great first day of school!
Adorable booties and your fingerless gloves very impressive!

Robin said...

Adorable bootees and what a wonderful way to use your first handspun! Hope yohave a fine school year!

Trudy said...

Everything looks like a god medal winner to me!!

I love the little shoes--are they on Ravelry? And your own handspun for your own mitts--they look very soft and warm!

By the way--thanks for dropping in--the tooth is GONE, and already I'm feeling better.

Trudy said...

Everything looks like a god medal winner to me!!

I love the little shoes--are they on Ravelry? And your own handspun for your own mitts--they look very soft and warm!

By the way--thanks for dropping in--the tooth is GONE, and already I'm feeling better.

Trudy said...

Everything looks like a god medal winner to me!!

I love the little shoes--are they on Ravelry? And your own handspun for your own mitts--they look very soft and warm!

By the way--thanks for dropping in--the tooth is GONE, and already I'm feeling better.

Wool Winder said...

A great pair of mitts made even better with your own handspun! Enjoy!