Sunday, September 30, 2007

View From My Window

I may have mentioned that our school is located in a wonderful wooded area. This beautiful fellow was right outside my 6th grade classroom window. The quality is not great because this was taken with a camera phone, but you get the idea. He has a rack (antlers); the kids told me he was a 4-point. It is amazing to look up and see deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and birds on the other side of the window glass. It certainly makes for many teachable moments.


I have finished one of the Jitterbug socks and have started the second. I am using a simple toe-up, stockinette foot and k2,p2 ribbing for the leg and cuff.

I must begin to work on the christening gown again. Baby Girl #2 will be here in about 6 weeks. Her mom has once again changed her mind about a name for the baby. Amelia has suggested Iguana, but she didn't like her daddy's shortening it to Iggy. She told him that was not a pretty name. Apparently she thought Iguana was.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Teaching Little Knitters

Tomorrow will be the first meeting of the year for our school knitting club. I have no idea how many kids will show up for our 8:00 A.M. meeting. I am prepared, though. I purchased some Wool-ease Thick & Quick and some large size needles for the children who may not have had time to get their own.

I really enjoy helping these young ones learn to knit. Sometimes we even get parents who want to learn. One of the moms is bringing muffins and juice (although I will probably need coffee) for an early morning treat.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Back Again

Sorry for the long delay in posting. I had a somewhat rocky beginning to the school year. I spent countless hours trying to come up with plans to accomodate a special needs child into our school, but it was all for nothing. He was sent to a public school before I could implement the plans. I hope the poor little guy is able to make a smooth transition. I don't like admitting defeat!

There has been some knitting going on, and I even have a picture for you today. Here is an almost completed sock with the lovely and colorful Jitterbug yarn in the Mardi Gras colorway.

No, that is not a picture of me holding the sock, that is my daughter Shelly. Oh, if only I were that slim and trim!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No Time

Just a quick post to say that I am still around. The opening weeks of school have kept me very busy. We have a child with special needs this year. I have been very involved in trying to find ways our school can accommodate this child. I will post more when things have settled a bit more.