Monday, April 11, 2011

Yea!!!!!!!! I finished my first cable stitched Easter project!!!!

This is Big Little Man's sweater vest.  It's to go with the shirt, pants, and tie below that I made for him for Easter.  He's sure to find a prize egg wearing this dudified outfit!!!  I was so proud and excited when I finished this last night.  It's kind of hard to see the cables in this yarn of various colors, but I promise they are there.  Maybe, if you click on the photo it will be easier to see.  I know I didn't do the cable stitch exactly correct, but I kind of like how it turned out.  I'm doing Little LM's differently.  It 's definitely easier the way I'm doing LLM's.
 I also, made one more hat.  The dark brown one that I had made before was to be for BLM, but it was a little bit too small for him, so I made this one.  I sure hope it fits him.  I found this blue fabric at Walmart, believe it or not, and was thrilled with the weight of it for this hat.  I like the blue and brown together.  I hope BLM likes it, too.
                        Here the vest and hat are photographed together on my kitchen floor.
I may be crazy, but I just applied to substitute teach this afternoon.  Since I taught in the system for 30 years, I figured I might get a few calls.  I am only going to sub at 3 schools, the one where I taught and two others that are close to where I live.  As soon as the lady put my info in the computer and sent it to these three schools, one of them called the school board office to ask for my phone number.  I know it was in the info, but anyway, I've already been asked to sub on Wed., Thurs., and Fri. of this week!!!!  One of the teacher's husbands is very sick, and this is standardized testing week.  They have to have a sub with a certification to give the tests, so, that's me!  Therefore, I have lots to do this afternoon and tomorrow around the house!!!!  For one thing, I am going to go through my spring and summer clothes and get rid of most of them!!!!  I am going to start sewing some for myself, so I can get rid of some of my rags!!!!  You may ask, when I'm going to sew for myself now that I am going back to work, and that would be a very good question, but I'll figure it out!!  I am not giving up sewing for my grands either!!!  That is one of my top priorities.

Do any of you use Adsense or any other company that displays ads on your blog for a fee?  I've thought about doing this, but I wouldn't want to have an ad for something that I don't think is a good product, etc..... I just wonder exactly how this works? Hum?



KID, MD said...

Such a cute outfit! The vest and hat are super fun. Nice work!

Donna said...

Hi Julia, LOVE your cable knitted vest and hat! You did a superb job..but I'm not surprised. :o)

BTW, I'm showing off my BEST EVER sewing project today myself. A civil war ball dress that took me six months to sew. I think you would really like to see it. Be sure to click on the CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST link so you can see all the photos and the parts to it.

As far as ad sense goes, I've used it and it does a good job of choosing applicable adds especially if you put labels on your posts. But I do believe it takes key words straight off of your post.

But I've tried and tried..and I never earn any money. Maybe I just don't get enough traffic, but that's hard to believe. I get 600 page views a day and about 240 unique visitors per day. Who knows?

It just seems to clutter up my blog. :o) But perhaps since most of your posts are about sewing or may work better for you. :o)

It won't hurt to try it out. I did once get some terrible ads and it put me off for a while, but I tried it again a couple of weeks ago. Just not many people clicking on the ads.

Let me know what you think about my dress. It was 79 pieces and 16 yards of white satin! I told my daughter she should use it for her wedding dress.

BTW, I LOVE the colors in your vest. And Good for you! Substitute teaching! I'd love to hear how that goes. I never seem to have time to sew but I do hope you make it work. :o)

Have a great day..and again..lovely lovely work Julia!
Donna @ Comin' Home

Faye Lewis said...

Wonderful job! You are the bestest Grandmother.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a beautiful sweater! And congrats on the subbing job. That's great that you can help them out.

Needled Mom said...

Nice job on the cabled vest. I am sure that a solid yarn would show off the cables better, but I like the varigated.

Way to go on the substitute teaching. My mom was a teacher and did that for a spell before retiring. I hope it works out well for you.

Sewfast said...

Darling clothes Gwen and congratulations on your substitute job! Hope they don't keep you TOO busy!

Jackie said...

Your cabled vest came out beautifully! What are you doing different on LLM's? I hope you post pictures of what you make yourself like you with the grands.

Susan said...

Congrats on conquering cables. Be careful, they are VERY addictive. lol.

Love the entire outfit, especially with the hat and vest combo.

MushyWear said...

Super cute hat and vest. Congratulations on learning that cable stitch. I think it's fabulous that you are going to sew a new wardrobe for yourself. You are very productive with the grands clothes, so I am sure you will find time for your own. New clothes, that you love, are such a nice boost!

gwensews said...

Super little outfit! Isn't knitting fun? Such a good thing to do with your hands. Back to work? Wow, Julia. You are going to be even busier than ever! Good luck to you.

sewing spots said...

I love this outfit! I bet it will be a big hit. I hope you enjoy all the new things you are approaching.

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, Julia, that outfit is adorable. Congrats on the sweater!

I don't know how you do all of this and are now going to sub as well! I'm so impressed!


Kim said...

I love the sweater and hat- what a great job you did Julia and you mastered the cable knitting too- woo hoo!! Good luck this week with teaching- and I echo some of the others-- I really want to see what you sew for yourself too!

mickey said...

The sweater looks great, Julia! All your grands are going to look lovely this Easter!

Clara said...

What an utterly amazing outfit you have designed!

Jaime said...

Thanks for the link!
Super cute blog.

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