Archive for August 22nd, 2008

Two days down, 178 to go

Actually, the boys have come home from school, excited about the prospects of 4th grade.  Joe’s teacher is funny — cracks lots of jokes (which he, as a budding humorist, appreciates), plus both boys seem kind of excited about the daily assignment notebooks that they were given, it seems very “official” I think.  That’ll probably last about a week.

I have a new knitting student — I gave Mark his first lesson.  He cast on 16 stitches and knit about 3 rows.  After showing him what to do, I walked away.  The look of intense concentration was pretty impressive.  I’m not sure if he’s enjoying it or not.  Maybe once his engineer’s brain figures out exactly what it is he is doing.

Speaking of knitting:

I’m sure you aren’t suprirsed to see that my alternate color is white.  Our school colors are Red and White, so this seemed like a natural choice.  I nearly had to rip it all apart a little bit ago, though.  I dropped a stitch and got interrupted and when I went back to try to pick up the stitch I couldn’t figure it out.

The getting interrupted was the problem, because I had placed one of thel oose loops back on a needle and forgotten that I’d done so.  Here I was with the correct number of a stitches on the needles, but I clearly had a dropped stitch.  Plus I was trying to put it back on going in the wrong direction.  Once I got myself straightened out I was OK.  I think.

I get to go see the movie Mamma Mia tonight — I’ve had the Abba tunes tuck in my head for days (weeks…) now, and I’m looking forward to seeing the movie.




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