Monday, September 17, 2012

Oh My Chicken!

My son came home from school last Thursday with his knitting set. He was supposed to practice his knitting skills but he was so confused. I felt so helpless because I could not teach him as I do not know know the first thing about knitting.  

And so I spent a good part of the weekend learning how to knit via the ever reliable You Tube. With a P15 purple yarn and a pair of wooden chopsticks as makeshift knitting needles, I was able to complete a small square by early Sunday morning. Now I know what a 'cast on' and a 'knit stitch' is. That is enough to assist my little boy with his knitting lessons.

My wooden chopsticks and my first knitted square  

Miguel has been quacking about his classmate being able to knit a chicken already so I decided to take it a little further. I looked for a simple chicken pattern over the internet and I found one via the Handmade Homemaker blog. 

After about 3.5hrs, I finished it!

Oh my chicken!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

We Won!

I joined an online photo contest yesterday and after a few pleads for Likes from Facebook friends, my little boy's photo showing him harvesting some mustasa leaves (mustard greens) emerged victorious.  

Winning Entry

The contest was conducted by Little Acorn Learning, an online resource for guides and courses for holistic and nature-based learning for children and caregivers.The mechanics of the contest was pretty simple - submit a maximum of four (4) photos that can fall under the categories: Apples, Harvesting, Dragons, Courage, Leaves, Separation, Squirrels, Nuts.  

The photos will then be posted in Little Acorn's Facebook page where the community can go and "Like" a photo. Two photos with the most Likes from each category will win a free e-book of their choice. 

I already have their latest festival e-book (Autumn Equinox and Michaelmas) and I enjoyed going thru it. Since the contest was easy enough to do so I figured why not join? It could give me a chance to get my hands on another one of their nifty e-books. 

I had two entries, both under the Harvest category. Both were also taken from Miguel's class field trip in Batangas last year. (Related post here.)

I shared it in my FB wall and even sent private messages to friends and family requesting them to Like it. Hours later after the contest ended, Little Acorn Learning published the winning photos and my photo was in it. Happiness! 

Entry #2

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