Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Recovering From a Busy Week

I took the AVID class on a college tour yesterday. It's really a great opportunity for these students to get them thinking about their future. But riding a school bus for thirty miles? One way? Not so good.

I really would like to make these coasters, but I don't know if I'm up to learning a new skill (crochet) just now.

Speaking of making useful items, I was finishing up a hand towel in class (the kids are doing projects and I'm monitoring from a distance) when one of my students asked me what it was. When I told her it was a hand towel, she asked me if I knit all my towels and "stuff". I told her no, but I could tell she was feeling kind of sorry for the poor teacher who couldn't just go out and buy ready made "stuff". Too funny. I was going to post a photo of it, but I have to do a re-take tomorrow with better light.

Steve and I dropped S off at work this morning and then wandered around a bit, but now we're home just puttering around. I'm grading my end of term projects and Steve's napping in the chair. Grading projects is usually a pain, but these are actually interesting. I assigned an "ABC Book of Physical Science" and gave them five days of class time to work on it (a key factor if you want completed projects, and perfect for this time of year). I think I'll take a few photos and post them. I'm definitely keeping some of the best ones to show next year's group, as this project will be a keeper.

That's about it for the weekend plans. Started another Juniper bonnet using stash yarn to give my hands a rest from the cotton knitting.

Only four more days of school! (Don't hate.)


  1. Learning to crochet might make a perfect summer project. It's actually easier than learning to knit so you shouldn't have any trouble. And coasters are pretty small - nice for the beach.

  2. Four more days...argh...I'm so deeply envious. I wish people stopped getting sick in the summer ;-).

    As for the crochet--you first!

  3. yay! you're so close! enjoy the week!