NaBloPoMo Day 5: all kid, no knitting

It has come to my attention that some people don’t know what NaBloPoMo stands for. It is short for National Blog Posting Month. It was started by Eden Kennedy at Fussy um, a few years ago. It’s an offshoot of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). There’s also NaNoSweMo which is National Sweater Knitting Month. Don’t ask me why that’s not NaSweKniMo. I tried to do that one a couple of years ago and didn’t quite make it. That sweater was finished by the following February, though, for Stitches. That’s pretty good, right? (You don’t have to say right, I know it’s not impressive.)

I have not knit at all today. I’m not actually sure I knit at all yesterday either. I had some data entry to do for one of my part-time jobs, I did classroom hours in my younger son’s room, I did grocery shopping, I helped my older son get packed for three nights away at Science Camp (SOB! My baby!), I attended an info session for a charter school opening in the area. Lots of kid stuff. Not much me stuff.

Come to think of it, I could use a little knitting right now so this is all you get today.


finger knitting

I have been wanting to teach Niels' class to finger knit and it seems like now is finally the time. One of the other class moms is a knitter too and offered to help me teach them. We're using the instructions from Knitty as a starting point. I decided to practice today and see how it turned out. I got this.

I used two strands of Red Heart Super Saver acrylic that I got from my grandmother. I need to wind up a bunch of half ounce balls for the kids.

Oh, I gave the above, uh, piece to Niels as a scarf for his dragon.

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