Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Tried It Tuesday-- Snow Day Style!

I'm linking up with Fourth Grade Flipper for Tried It Tuesday!

Today is our 6th snow day this month!! I love a good snow day like anyone, but I really need to be in school teaching my kiddos!! We are SOOOO far behind! Sooo....for my "Tried It Tuesday", I'm going to share something I did at HOME that was COMPLETELY unrelated to school. I taught myself how to knit!

My Nanny (grandmother) taught me how to crochet when I was about 8 or 9 during a few LONG winter snowstorms, but all of the beautiful scarves I see are always for KNITTING. I bought my yarn at AC Moore, because 1)They had a 20% coupon off any item. 2) I could also use my teacher discount there! I choose to purchase Lion's Brand Yarn (my aunt who knits and my Nanny had ALWAYS used this yarn for ANYTHING they crocheted or knitted.) in the Hometown USA Aspen Tweed, which is a great thick yarn. I set to work with my needles, and it wasn't so easy going at first. I thought I was doing great until I realized I had accidently dropped a few loops here and there (which can cause your ENTIRE project to come undone, but I just took some yarn and sewed it together real quick! After a few hours of watching some videos on YouTube to make sure I was doing everything right, and watching my recordings of Real Housewives of Atlanta (I know it's not quality TV-- BUT --- It's FUN to watch!! If rich people don't have their life all together, then I don't feel so bad about being poor and not having mine together either haha). After you finish the length of your scarf, you cast off and use yarn to stitch together the two ends to make an infinity scarf.  Here's Yolo modeling said scarf: 

Now remember -- she has like an 18 inch neck! haha -- so it's actually looser on me! 

Another "Tried it Tuesday" was a sock bun. Now - I haven't been THAT out of the loop- but I haven't done a sock bun since I cut my hair two years ago. (Like...16 inches). Although my hair almost touches my shoulders, It's too short for the regular sock bun, until I saw a super cute way on's SO easy-- all you do is put the sock onto your ponytail  and wrap your hair around it, and secure with a hair tie. That's all!  I rocked it yesterday to work - and having my hair up ALL day didn't even give me a headache. I  almost wish I hadn't discovered this hairstyle-- because it's too easy! I might just wear it EVERY day! 

Hopefully we can get back to school SOMETIME this week. Enjoy your snow if you have it! :) 


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