What I’m Into This Week

Here’s a roundup of some things that have been exciting me lately.

  •  Fiber Fest! The Dallas/Fort Worth Fiber Fest is this weekend and I’m so excited to go. I’ve never been to a knitterly event like this, and I’m very curious to see what it is like. I’ve been saving my pennies so I could buy some pretty yarn while I’m there. It’s going to be so much fun!
  • I found this video when I was working on a lesson plan on women’s suffrage for my education class. I cant stop watching it! Seriously, when I’m a Real Teacher, my students are going to see this video. It sums up a lot of great information, from the hunger strikes to the final vote on the 19th amendment in Tennessee(It gets me choked up, but that’s okay. My Women in American History teacher cries when she talks about women’s suffrage too.).  Besides being a great teaching resource, it’s just a darn cool video.
  • The Norwegian Purl:
    I’ve been practicing knitting continental, just ’cause I can. When I read about the Norwegian Purl on Miso Crafty Knits, I was immediately curious. It’s a method of purling that doesn’t require you to switch your yarn from front to back to front to back…to front…you get the picture. I’ve still pretty awkward with it, but I’m getting better. I think I’m going to make it a goal to master this method.
  • This blog by a professional party princess is one of the most interesting, witty, amusing things I’ve read in a while. “Princess Marty” recalls her adventures as a princess entertainer for children’s parties (meaning she is a princess, not that she’s entertaining princesses…though she might, depending on how you look at it…). The writing is wonderful. She is funny, compelling, and clever about her stories.  If you need some fun, easy reading, this is it.

So there you go. These are the things that have been particularly cool to me this week. Now I’m off to go watch that women’s suffrage video again…


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