OK, this is just sad…

I met up with a local knitter on Ravelry, and we decided to start our own Knit Night closer to our homes than the ones way up in Kansas City. So, now that I have my vacation knitting all set, I am hesitant to work on that, for fear I should get bored with one of the 17 projects, and have to re-think everything. So, I thought, I should start a new one just to keep me busy until we leave. That way, the ones I’m bringing will be fresh, since I haven’t worked on them for several days. So, what do I start? A sock, of course. Wonky lace pattern I found somewhere online, and the Stargazer Lily color of the Sock Garden stuff from Knitpicks.com. The same yarn I did Broadripple in for the fairs. I’d forgotten how soft that Merino wool is.

Side note: Son #2, Patrick has show and tell every Friday in his kindergarten class. They do a different letter each week. It’s quite cool to try to think of things to bring that #1. we have here in the house, #2. are interesting to Patrick for whatever reason, and #2. would be interesting to a room full of 5 year olds. This week is the letter Y. I can’t tell you how I have waited for this letter. Finally, no scrounging around to find the dictionary just to find that there are more verbs than nouns in the proper letter. No giving Patrick a list of the 3 or 4 things we could come up with and asking him which he’d like. Finally, I know in a millisecond what he can bring.


But, not just any yarn, oh no. We made a game. I hunted down images on google of a cotton plant, an angora bunny, an alpaca, and a Merino sheep. I just happen to have a ball/skein of each of those, and the kids will get to do a matching game to see if they can figure out which yarn came from which picture. Patrick and Russell only got 2 wrong. To a 5 and a 3 year old, apparently Merino and angora feel the same. I told you that Merino wool was soft.


2 Responses to “OK, this is just sad…”

  1. 1 dale-harriet in WI January 8, 2008 at 6:38 pm

    Maaaaan…school is wicked COOL these days. All *I* had in kindergarten was a hobby horse called “Old Leather Ears” that we could take turns riding on. (By the time I got there he only had one leather ear, even.) And what luck that YOU got the “Y” (and how earnestly clever of you to match pictures with fiber!

  2. 2 Meredith January 10, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    I remember doing alphabet show-and-tell when I was in kindergarten, but I don’t remember there being any yarn for the letter Y (by the way, I think the yarn game is awesome!) but even as a five-year-old, I took perverse delight in being contrary and doing things like bringing in a stuffed horse on E day. It’s a wonder more of my teachers didn’t dislike me…

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