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Friday, October 14, 2011

FO Friday!

It's been a bit since I've posted a FO.  I had a few projects that I was working on but some did not work out.  For example, the crochet hat I was so proud of, really did not turn out.  Seriously, my knitting group got a huge laugh and even dubbed it the "Devo hat,"  think "just whip it, whip it good!"  Here is a pathetic pic of it, just for laughs and to entertain you:

Sad Divo hat

That is a hand knit sweater that I made a few years ago that I was wearing....  anyway, please stop laughing so you can continue to read...

I did make two more self fringing scarves - same yarn (it is very pretty but not fun to work with) but two different sizes.  Here they are:


Larger shawl

Here is a pic from the front (I think it's the shorter one):


For my final FO, and because I have no shame anymore, I set up a class project page with DonorsChoose.org.  It's a site to post a "project" that you want for your classroom and all of the wonderfully generous people out in the world can decide if they think it's something important enough to make a donation to.  The donations can be as big or little as the donor wants and benefits education.  For my class, I am trying to get enough money/donations to buy a laptop for my class so we can do power points, video streaming and more.  The computers we have are seriously old (I believe the are a 10.1 operating system and modern technology is up to 10.7) and don't have the ability to do any of the video/power points that would seriously enhance learning today.  For more information on my class you can go to DonorsChoose.org and under state, put Pennsylvania, under city put Philadelphia and then for the school go to Louis H. Farrell. (yes, that was a shameless plug)

For more FO's, make sure you check out Tami's blog!


  1. Shame about the hat, but I love the sweater you're wearing in the pic :)

  2. Well... not all projects turn out :) The shawl looks great, though!

  3. Hee, the Devo-hat picture is making me giggle (and also making me slightly envious of your awesome-looking handknit sweater, I wish I were wearing one right now...) I love the shawls, too, the fringe is seriously fun.

    And yay for DonorsChoose! I love the idea (and cornucopia of awesome projects that make me feel hopeful about education) of that site, and will definitely be giving your project a look. :)

  4. I was wondering why you hadn't posted the hat pics yet!

    I think the shawls look awesome.

  5. florencefrazier2002October 14, 2011 at 12:20 PM

    Too cute! I like your shawls and your sweater!

  6. Perfect timing on the Devo hat - it would be a great Halloween costume!

  7. Very brave to show your less successful projects - mine are balled up in shame at the back of the cupboard!

  8. Thank you so much!!! My class is so awesome and they really deserve to have more technology. It's so sad for city schools sometimes...