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Monday, August 14, 2006

Funky Scarf Swap

Let’s get the allergy part out of the way. Are you allergic to any fibers?I'm not allergic to fibers, but I am sensitive to floral (and other sweet or heavy) smells.

Do you prefer any fibers over others?There are so many fabulous fibers available...but I can't see regular worsted weight acrylic as a favorite for funky...then again, I could be wrong!

Thinking back to Scout’s post about what funky means to you, post an image of something that you think is funky! I see funky as a unique construction, way cool yarn, OR a combination of the two. For the construction, that could be the mobius scarf or the one from Knitty ( http://knitty.com/archive.html ) or for the Yarn, this is so cool (the so called scarf and his dish clothes! http://criminyjickets.blogspot.com/ )

Would you prefer funky yarn or a funky pattern? Which ever works best for my partner!

What are your favorite colors? I love jewel tones...ruby, sapphire blue, emerald greens, purples, even turquoise!

What is your favorite piece of art? Starry, starry night Van Gogh

What colors would you never have up close to your pretty face? Orange or yellow...I like blue tones of red though!

Would you prefer an actual scarf or a cowl? scarf...or something not tight...it is sort of a confined space problem of mine

When you wear a scarf do you prefer a wider/shorter scarf or a thin/long scarf? Long/Thin lol...although I"m only 5'3" so perhaps thin/medium??!

What is the climate like where you live? I'm in Montana...scarves are a part of life!

Would you prefer a functional scarf (to keep you warm) or one just to funk-up your wardrobe? Which ever works best for my partner...I found my new classroom is COLD all winter long, so I could do either!

What else would you like your partner to know about you? I teach high school math, but I also help the students who are learning to knit...that usually happens in the last 20 minutes of class time. If my partner needs more info, I would LOVE to help out!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hawks Rawk!


Can you feel the excitement!? I have to admit, I learned a lot about knitting these little beauties. I learned I really don't like the finishing process...but now that I learned my mess ups on my first knuck, the second of the pair was much smoother. (I also wasn't watching a suspense movie so I didn't end up cutting the wrong threads...what an evening that was!) I put our "new" consolidated school's name on my pair. Chester Public Schools became Chester - Joplin - Inverness Public Schools...and there was NO way that would fit on any pair of Knucks. Our mascot went from the Coyotes to the Hawks...so the community has shortened it to the CJI Hawks. That fits! My next pair will be much quicker, and I"m ready to cast on!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Hyperbolic Space!

Follow the links to find the directions to make these beauties!

http://www.math.cornell.edu/People/Visitors/taimina.html

This should be great fun!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Random Number Generator

I'm going to need this Random Number Generator someday! It looks really good to me...I can hardly wait to use in in a lesson.