Thursday, September 23, 2010

a bird in the hand

What's the Goob up to? Inquiring blog readers want to know.

Well, last Wednesday we passed a sign for an upcoming Renaissance Fair, so the next day we stopped at the fabric store and she bought a pattern. The day after that, she rummaged through her fabric stash. Saturday morning, I spent the day with Jesse at rocket club. By the time we got home, she had a wearable Renaissance style outfit, stitched entirely by hand, brocade on top, velvet on bottom, just needing a few more edges to be finished off.

When she picks up the pointy sticks, her project lately is these Bird and Vine Mitts.

In her spare time ;-), she's settling into the school routine and apparently getting a kick out of it. I think the perspective shifts tremendously when going to school is optional, so she seems to be looking at it as one big, interesting adventure, just another thing she was curious to explore and experience. It seemed to take her about three days to feel like she had it under control. heh.

The after school club sign-ups start today. Her calendar is already pretty full, but there's one club in particular that she'll be checking out...

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p.s. I have a big clear-out in progress with lots of crafty stuff up for grabs. Check out my offerings on the Ravelry barter group and LMK if you're interested in any of it.
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3 Comments:

Blogger Rani said...

A-mazing. I would love to see that gown. What a gal. I wonder if our schools have a knitting club. Probably not. I seem to be the only knitter around these part . . . at least, the only knitter who will knit in public.

Cute little mitts. I take it that she's making up the pattern as she goes.. . .

11:23 PM  
Blogger christinemm said...

Wow. I'm so surprised Leah is in school and liking it so far. Kind of speechless actually. Glad she's enjoying it!

4:46 PM  
Blogger leeannshuntington said...

Go Leah!
Been thinking of you two lately as Charlie starts his first homeschool co-op class tomorrow morning.

Would also love to see pictures of the gown.
Best wishes!
Lee (LASH)

3:29 PM  

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