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Knitted Teacher’s Gifts and Hanukkah Night 4

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today the kids are taking their teacher’s Hanukkah gifts to school. (Well, Simon took his yesterday). Gabbie wanted to take hers in right away on Monday, but I wasn’t ready yet! My kids have a ton of teachers – Simon has two, Zachary has three, and Gabbie has four! We bought some candy platters in NJ for some of the teachers, but for the first time ever I decided to knit gifts for some of the teachers. My yarn store is going out of business (waaah) so they had a half price sale and I bought some super soft alpaca yarn to use. I think I might be allergic to it though! The fibers kept coming off as I knitted and I’d breathe them in and my nose would get stuffed up. This happened much more so with the grey yarn than the green. I hope none of the teachers are allergic to alpaca!

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This scarf is for Simon’s teacher. It came out kind of short, but if she double wraps it around her neck it will be like a cowl.

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I was going to make fancy gift tags but that didn’t work out. I used some of the Project Life Core Kit Cobalt edition. I ordered the kit so I can try Project Life – one of my 35 by 35 goals!

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Candy for one teacher and scarf for the other.

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Green scarf for Zachary’s teacher. This was the first time I did fringes on a scarf.

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Grey scarf #2 – for Gabbie’s teacher.

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Group shot of the gifts.

While I’m sharing knitted gifts, I have to share this one that I made for a friend’s baby girl:

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Cute skirt – modeled by cuter baby!

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As for us, we had the 4th night of Hanukkah last night!

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Zachary was busy putting together his Legos – we already put them together but he wanted to do it again, this time all by himself! He’s doing great so far!

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Completely blurry picture of Simon dancing to Maoz Tzur.

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Four candles.

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Simon crawling under my legs.

Presents tonight were from Uncle Mark and Aunt Sara!

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Zachary wanted to know if his new activity books had any mazes inside – and then got very excited when he saw dot-to-dots!

Thanks Uncle Mark and Aunt Sara!