"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

17 March 2011

Just for Em...

Testing is finished for another year for Em.  She feels pretty darn confident about the entire test.  Not that we expected anything less.  She is so bright and makes homeschooling almost too easy.  We had fun seeing lots of friends and those acquaintances we don't see often.

It took me awhile to finally find something to keep me busy while I sat patiently during Em's tests.  I thought I had the perfect one picked out.  I started working on it Monday night so I could get a feel for it.  Let's just say it's very hard to get a feel for something when there is an error in the pattern to begin with.  And the most frustrating thing is that the pattern is from a very well known company that offers free patterns.  This has not been the first time I have had issues with their patterns.  It may be the last time I go looking on their site to find something.

Anyhoo, after the frustration of all that and searching for another hour or so, I finally found this wonderful little pattern.  So easy and quick.  A breeze to work up.  I even finished it during the last test of the day today.  Perfect timing.  Em didn't know that it was going to end up in her possession.  So she was very surprised.  Just a little something for all the hard work she always puts into her lessons and her tests.

Tonight there is going to be a movie marathon and some serious lounging around.
I guess I better get off this thing so that can get started.


  1. What a lovely wee shawl! Good luck to you, Em!

  2. Oh Kar, this is such a lovely shawl. The colors and texture are wonderful. Em deserves it. I agree. :-)

  3. That's a lovely little shawl. Ever since I finished the "Little House...." books, I've been wanting to make a shawl.

    Directions and I never get along.

    Enjoy your movie night -- sounds like you all deserve a break.

  4. Congrats on finishing your testing Em! What a super thoughtful momma you are Kar! This so cute and what wonderful surprise for her. I am c/o for a little wrap tomorrow, so fun don't you love those quick little projects. Have a great weekend!

  5. Pretty little cape! What a nice reward for Em's hard work.

    Have you made the bread yet? So very simple! And it has no fat in it...until you get it out of the oven and slather it with BUTTER!!

  6. dear kar
    what a sweet shawl!!!!i like the colors!!
    i hope you and your family have wonderful sunny days.
    a big hugs sent you regina

  7. Very pretty little shawl that looks like it is already much loved!

  8. That turned out beautiful Kar! Movie night sounds like a wonderful idea.

  9. What a beautiful shawl for spring!

  10. Oh, I love this! It looks really fun to make. BTW, I'm loving your font and blog "look".

  11. Absolutely adorable, Karrrrfeeeee!
    So sweet and lovely!
    Have a fabulous week, my friend!! Is it warming up there at all?