|Baby hats made from scrap sock yarn|
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Wind River High School
LeRoy was a jokester and through the years, he dished out as much as he received. One April Fool's Day, several of the teachers slipped into LeRoy's room and removed ALL the typewriters, opened the windows and waited for LeRoy to discover his room had been robbed.
Some of the men unhooked a trailer from behind his vehicle and hid it. They had informed the Sheriff's deputy beforehand, so the "joke" extended beyond the school.
LeRoy's school mailbox was on the top right corner, and he was notorious for letting his mail stack up until it was overflowing. His box was like a black hole where announcements and papers disappeared. I caught him "cleaning" out his box one day. (Note the mimeograph machine in the bottom right of the photo. The white board with the grid on the far right was the school's class schedule.)
|Principal Bob B. presents LeRoy with a "door prize"|
I can't remember the circumstances, but one year during conferences, the principal presented LeRoy with a "Door Prize," an actual door that was stored on the stage at the end of the gymnasium.
LeRoy hosted a "Dating Service" every year as prom approached, and the students loved it. His track teams could share many memorable times, too. The school's track and field bears his name, and he was named to the Wyoming Coaches' Hall of Fame.
For several decades, the Wind River staff remained fairly constant, and only the principals changed. Friendships and a camaraderie was established that benefited not only the staff but also the entire district and the students. Personally, I think LeRoy played a large role in that atmosphere.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|women's size 10|
Pattern: Plain Jane - ribbed cuff socks
Needles: size 2, US
Creatively Dyed Yarn (Ocean) 70% wool and 30% Seacell - 5.6 ounces fingering
Regina Tweed 70% super wash wool, 25% polyamide, 5% Viscose
It's the first time, I've ever knit with yarn that contained Seacell: it is a bit coarse to knit and split a bit, but I think it will wear like iron. I tried several projects (a cowl, a hat, a shawl) with this yarn before deciding to knit the Plain Jane socks, and I have enough remaining to make another pair. The Ocean color way is a vibrant and over-powering, so I paired it with the tweed to tone it down a bit.
Monday, May 25, 2015
|Jeni, Brenda, and Mary|
Locker Hooking class
Fiber Guild Retreat
For a minimal supplies fee, I received the canvas, a yard of fabric, and the locker hooking needle.
I finished the mat at home in a couple of nights. I love the technique and plan to make some other mats from scrap materials. Thank you, Mary for being such a great instructor.
|completed Locker Hooking mat|
|Vicky, Sandy, and Nancy|
Needle-felting Sheep class
Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
|Sue's quilt kit - destined to be a QOV|
She also brought some red yardage (sorry, no photo) - approximately six yards that I'll use for a Quilt of Valor backing and some presentation cases.
|Wall hanging kit|
I would like to offer the Eagle appliqué pattern to someone who would actually make it. It is 29.5 x 26 inches. If more than one person expresses an interest in the pattern, the names will be placed in a hat and the winner selected on May 26, 2015.
Thank you, Sue for sharing your kits for Quilts of Valor.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Quilt of Valor
60 x 68 inches
This is Quilt of Valor #65 - a list of completed QOV can be see here.