August 31, 2017

Is Summer Really Over?!




Alright, confession time guys.

I'm really not feeling the coming school year thing.  Usually by this time of the year I am so psyched that my head is about to explode, and I am chomping at the bit to dive in.  But this year...

Truth be told, I haven't even written up my lesson plan yet.  For tomorrow.

I did the research.  I investigated lessons.  Paid the fee to join the co-op.  Even ordered our new science text, and a Grow-A-Frog kit (it is totally a thing).  But I am just not feeling it.

Moving into middle school feels so much more serious, or at least the pressure is on for it to be.  Pardon me while I question authority, and figure out where we stand.  I can't help thinking that it is a notable disservice to suck all of the fun out of learning.  But I think our approach has always been a little oddball.

I think this weekend will be time to hit the books, sort some things out, and try to get myself ready to roll into this school year with a little more pizazz.  I'm really looking forward to having Cynar home for the holiday, and just relaxing and soaking in the end of summer.

I hope everyone has a great last weekend of summer!

August 16, 2017

Surrounded





This morning, when I took a moment to survey my surroundings, I discovered that I was surrounded by yarn, tossed randomly about me, in varying stages of project completion. It's been a long time since I have been this engaged in the craft.  I have to admit, it feels really good.  I wouldn't mind finishing out the rest of the year (my life?) like this.

The foundation of the collection is my sad little yellow sock, still only a handful of rows.  It's starting to feel like part of the decor now.

It was eventually joined by a single, quiet skein of grey wool, to ease me back in after the frustration of said sock.  It has had a good swatching and has been cast-on, only to be set aside.

On Saturday, I am helping to host a baby shower for my sister-in-law.  I'm going to be an auntie!!  Of course, this required some sort of knitty item for game prizes.  These are Reversible Pips Dishcloths, not quite finished, made of Dishie.  Colors are Azure, Conch, and Honeydew.

The collection is rounded out by materials for an experiment I hope to start soon.  It arrived over a week ago, and is still in the plastic it came in.  Now that my mind is back in knitty mode, my body (and schedule) are struggling to keep up.

Hopefully I will have many more things to share in the near future!

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