Arm Warmers, Socks and Pre-k

I’ve had a chance to do more knitting lately.  yay for that.  I just finished up my first arm warmers and another pair of socks.  I’ve been working quite abit on the Regrowth shawl, but it’s not evening time tv knitting.  I’ve learned this the hard way.  Twice now.  So in order to avoid tinking back entire rows, I am not allowing the shawl in front of the tv.

The arm warmers are from a Berroco pattern called Radius.  Very simple pattern, but it was fun.  I used Cascade Heritage sock yarn (I’m almost positive).  I got David to take a couple of pictures for me.



The pattern is plain stockinette with the ribbed cuffs.  There is no additional thumb work required. I like the way the thumb (or lack thereof) looks though.



I also just finished the first sock in the basic “How I make my sock” pattern that I always use from Susan Anderson.



This is Tofutsie yarn that I bought back in Arkadelphia. I don’t know why I hadn’t used it before.  It’s great yarn.  It’s made out of a blend of superwash wool, soy silk (made from soybeans), cotton and chitin (chitin is made from shrimp and crab shells!). The yarn has a silk feel to it and knits up so pretty.

These are going to be end of the year gifts for Davey’s preschool teachers.  I can’t say enough how happy I’ve been with his “first school experience”.  He has been going to preschool at our rec center.  I just by chance learned of its existence from another mom on his soccer team.  On registration day, I had to arrive early, wait in line, and cross my fingers that I was in time.

Fortunately, we got in. He has two awesome teachers.  The lead teacher is about my age, and she has just been the greatest with them.  He is in a class with eleven other kids, and they are this little unit who all play together and get along really well.  They are nice kids, but I give lots of credit to the teachers too for teaching them how to work so well together.  Pre-k just meets two days a week, but he’s learned so much and he absolutely loves to go to school.  That’s what makes me the happiest I think – that he has had such a positive early experience with school and is ready for more!