Friday, March 27, 2009

Surfer Girl's Panama Flag and Pups say Thank you.

So, this past week my niece Surfer Girl and I worked on her Social Studies project. She had decided that she wanted to knit the Panama Flag! How cool is that? Last time she knit a snake for her Science project. If I can get a picture of that I'll share it next time!

Ok...So, she imed me last week and asked if I would help her and I said sure but we need to get started ASAP! It took until Sunday night for us to get together but she came over and we figured out the chart. I searched online for a star chart and we planned it out. So, Monday we realized she didn't have the right blue so we went and bought yarn at Jo-Anne Fabrics and then she started knitting.

Her school gives A TON of homework. I know because I used to be one of her teacher's but I never gave homework. :) So, she had her mom call me Tuesday night asking me if I could help because she was a bit overwhelmed. I said sure and picked up some blue yarn from her and I knit the blue square and then knit the white with the blue. I did say she had a lot of homework.

Oh, I forgot to mention, Surfer Girl is the tightest of tight knitters. She knit her squares using US 7s and I knit using US 5s and mine were still larger than hers. The last square she knit was the white with the red star and I made her knit using size 9s and it was still smaller than mine! What can we do.

Well...she didn't have time to sew the last part together. I sewed the other three while she finished her homework Wed night. It was due thursday! So, she put it on construction paper and turned it in. I still think it looks great!

Go SURFER GIRL! Her mom did tell her teacher I knit two squares but her teacher is a friend of mine so it's ok. :)

And after all the great comments on yesterday's post I wanted to share some happy dog pictures in my defense. We'll call these Dogs with Bones!
Can you tell who is more protective over her bones? My silly silly girl. I love how Jackjack's ears are all back and if you would have seen how fast his tail was going. He doesn't like to carry things in his mouth so when I asked him to stay he put it down and stared at me. What a good boy!

We want to say a HUGE thank you to Ginger from dogyarnfun whose mom gave us these bones because she didn't like them.

Ok...hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be back for more post and hopefully get a podcast up this weekend too!

Happy Knitting and Dog Loving!


  1. Those squares are awesome!! And the pups are soooo adorable!! As usual.

  2. Neat flag! And your dogs are adorable.

  3. I love her flag. Sometimes the amount of homework kids get is sort of crazy. Jackjack looks so much happier today :)

  4. Gotta love school projects that can be knitted, awesome

  5. What an awesome school creative, love it! Of course I love the darling sweetie pics!

  6. Neat project for school! Love the pics of the pups, too. :-)

  7. Great flag!

    And super cute doggie photos... I understand how you feel, my cat (Jasmine) gives me a guilt trip every morning when I leave for work. LOL

  8. Surfer girl did a really wonderful job. Congrats to both of you.

    Love the pups and their bones. Or Bonies as we say. Huck just got his spring cut.....he looks like a soft yellow lab now.

  9. We are married to the same man, mine loves to cook but leaves all of the cleanup to me!
    Love the flag!

  10. What a great project, I wish my kids got homework like that, at least I would be able to help ;)
    Your dogs are both so cute :)

  11. I can't believe you two got that done so quickly.
    Ginger is glad that JackJack and Abbey are enjoying those bones.


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