10 February 2006

Counting down to Casting on

Well, I'm all set for the Olympics...and the Knitting Olympics too! This is a picture of what I will be working on.

I decided to join team DPN, since I will be knitting a pair of socks on DPN (double pointed needles). I showed the picture of the socks I am knitting to Rebekah and the first thing she noticed was the map of Paris as the background to the photo...leave it to her :)

I will be casting on for these socks at 2pm local time, right between my two classes today. And I will have an hour of uniterrupted knitting time.

I am so excited that Mom will be here tonight!! So I should really go and start picking up some.

Hopefully I will post later today my progress on my Olympic socks.

09 February 2006

My brand new knitting spot...

Well, it's not just my knitting spot, but our brand new sofa and loveseat :) The color on the left cushion of the loveseat is the most accurate in the picture.
Another view!

Elisabeth lounging!

05 February 2006

Busy Bears

We have been busy here at the Bayer household.

My classes have been going well, my schedule this semester is turning out to be great. I am enjoying having my free hours on campus, I'm able to get most of my homework finished while I am sitting at Deja Brew, the coffee shop at Mitch's work (Target Copy). The only downside is that it is not helping my coffee addiction :) But that is a small price to pay to be able to work in relative peace without children and before 11pm.

This will be a busy week for me, I have a short essay due tomorrow (it is finished, I will just review it one more time before I print it tomorrow), a longer poetry analysis due on Thursday (both of these are in French), a test in my course on Adolescence, a take-home test in French Corrective Phonics due Thursday (this is pretty much completed, I just need to review it again, the teacher will also give us feedback on all the recordings we have had to do thus far), and a test in French Grammar and Composition on Friday. Oh yeah and I have a test in Man's Food next week. WHEW!!!

Writing all of that out makes it look really bad, it's not really as bad as it seems, well except that poetry analysis, I'm worried about that but I'll survive.

On the brighter side, I have gotten a lot of knitting done, I just haven't taken any pictures of it yet. And I have decided on my Knitting Olympics project...more details on that later.

I do have some pics of the kids on field day...our first day back with our homeschool co-op since before Christmas. It was a beautiful day as you can see from the sky shot above.

The kids had a blast...

I have some pictures from Becka's birthday to post but I will do that at another time...I also have some from our trip to the Jacksonville Zoo.

More later :)