Wednesday, March 3, 2010

ballet.... competing... YAGP

It was a very hard, but very good (in retrospect) decision we made about two months ago. We allowed my daughter to compete in the Youth America Grand Prix ballet competition. She worked hard, she had wonderful coaches, I decorated a plain tutu for her.... bottom line, yes, we all worked hard, but it paid off: she came in first in her age group!
Now we're getting ready for the finals in New York City! very exciting!
She goes to Master Ballet Academy in Phoenix, AZ.... her solo is on youtube, before the competition her coach put it up there when she performed at a local show... find her under Leanne Fromm, Paquita variation, or Master Ballet Academy from tancerz1

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lele's Lilac Beanie in Knitcircus #9

another one of my patterns in Knitcircus... this time my Lele's favorite hat.

The magazine is all online this time, and it looks great. To read it go to and click on the tiny magazine (the one that’s flipping its pages). Once the issue is up on your screen, you can download a PDF by clicking on the button at the very bottom, in the righthand corner. It’s free to read the articles, and they have a few free patterns to download (the lilac beanie is not free though). You can purchase the entire pattern collection for $7.50, the same price as the former print magazine.

Take a look at it, the least you can do is read some great articles. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Friday, January 1, 2010