It’s time to get back to my blog. This was my longest stretch in awhile of not blogging. It has been a busy year of student teaching, substitute teaching and then a thankfully relatively brief hunt for a job. In the meantime, I have still been knitting and now I hope to spend some time on my blog documenting both knitting, family and some my first year of teaching.
In September I will start teaching 2nd grade, and a good portion of my summer has been and will continue to be spent preparing my classroom. There is so much to do. But it’s good work, and I am enjoying every minute of it.
I am also doing some knitting this summer. I made a Gaptastic Cowl recently with just one skein of worsted Shepherd’s Wool yarn. It’s not overly long, but I can wrap it around my neck twice. I am almost looking forward to cold weather so that I can wear it. (Emphasis is on the almost looking forward to cold weather.)
I also have a bunch of cotton that I wanted to knit so I’ve been working on a market bag. The pattern is called Ilene Bag. It’s been great fun to knit. I liked knitting the rectangular bottom and then picking up stitches to knit the side. I kinda had it in my mind though that it was going to be a quick knit, but it seems like it is taking forever. I have been working on the strap for what seems like weeks, and I still don’t think it’s quite long enough.
The bag is a combination of about 4 skeins of leftover cotton, but I am liking the look of it.
Part of the fun of getting ready for school is the opportunity to make stuff. For example last weekend, I made some name sticks. I have a teacher friend who used these and I just really liked them and decided to make my own for my class.
Now I just need to add the student names.
Davey and I painted some READ letters yesterday. I like getting him involved, and he likes being involved.
I think I am going to put these on alligator photo clips and put them in my reading nook that I am slowly trying to create.
Next on the list, I want to get David back to school with me. I have some plans for my walls, and he’s agreed to help me make some big ole posters. I will look forward to sharing those as well!