I knit another scarf!

Last fall I stumbled my way through trying to teach myself to knit. I started and re-started about 56.5 times but finally ended up with a few pieces that I’m pretty darn proud of. 

I started the last piece I worked on the morning of Lubbock’s crazy winter storm in the middle of March. I hustled my way through 85% of it but once the snow dried up, so did my desire to finish. 

Warm weather does not equal knitting weather. 

Yet throughout the summer I had urges to finish that scarf. However, my things found themselves in boxes in storage in June preparing for my big move. 

In the weeks I’ve lived in Austin, it’s been pretty warm. No need for cardigans or scarves.

Until this weekend. Thanks to Hurricane Patricia, we received buckets of rain and temperatures as low as 55 degrees (!!!). It was finally time to bust out those knitting needles. 

While watching the original High School Musical (aka Grease) I finished up my favorite scarf to date. 

I have a feeling my needles will hardly be empty this year. And that makes me very, very happy. 

So I present my 2015-2016 knitting season goals:
- Add extra skeins & colors with ease
- Neatly weave ends 
- Knit an XL blanket 
- Visit specialty yarn shops around town

knit 2 purl 2

I feel like I need to scream this from the mountain tops:  I DID IT!

rib knit 2 purl 2 infinity scarf

Remember when I drove from my hometown to Austin [6 hours] and tried and tried and tried to learn to knit 2 purl 2 and kept failing? Well, it finally happened. 

During the snowpocolypse that hit Texas last week I had plenty of time to give it another shot. This time I used Elise’s video to guide me and something totally clicked. 

rib knit 2 purl 2 infinity scarf

I knit like a furious woman to keep my hands warm and my head in the game. Eventually the movements became natural and after a few days of working on it in the evenings, I had my second scarf. 

rib knit 2 purl 2 infinity scarf

I wore it to school on Thursday and the first thing my students asked as they shook my hand when they walked into our classroom was: “Did you make that??”

Yes! Yes, I did. 

february in review

In an effort to remember my most favorite parts of 2015, I've decided to document each month as they pass. Enjoy!

What time is it? task cards

Heres what happened:
- Hung my first piece of original art [see here]
- Ran 29 miles [including 5 during the Super Bowl]
- Saw Apple Guy for the first time since New Years
- Ate @ my favorite Austin places: Hopdoddy’
s, Fork & Taco, The Grove, Hillside Farmacy, and Whole Foods
- Discovered the flat white at Starbucks
- Celebrated my first Valentine’
s Day with AG [prior to VD]
- Read Scary Close by Donald Miller
- Read Yes, Please by Amy Poehler 
- Hosted a 2nd grade Valentine’s Day party with the help of my sister
- Had a heart-shaped pizza
- Started a new scarf
- Taught time and the moon cycle
- Found out my favorite people are having a daughter
- Drank a total of 4 free coffees from Chick-fil-a
- Bought & read Bread & Wine (finally) and All Marketers are Liars
- Spent a week with my best friend in town
- Watched the Academy Awards and ate delicious cupcakes
- Had one school delay and one snow day
- Made Kraft mac & cheese during said ‘blizzard'
- Started Miracle Mornings 

Missed January