Monday 15 May 2017

Scenes from the Classroom #30

Me: So, year 11, how does this work with the study leave, then?
Them: We don't have to come in for the half day before an exam from now on. But some of us might anyway.
Me: OK, so I will plan lessons in case you are in, then. I will be teaching the lesson if you are here or not, so assume you can always come in. I will probably teach to an empty classroom, if you are not here.
H: ...will you Miss?
Me: Er, no.
K: I can actually imagine you doing that, though.
H: We should try to catch her doing it.
Me: I won't be doing it.
K: You can say that, but I can definitely imagine it.

Happy to see that my passion for the job has made an impression.

Sunday 7 May 2017

Weekend WIP

I've been working on this for the past couple of weeks, since Wonderwool, testing the pattern out.

Now I'm into acres of st-st, it's going pretty quickly - I was only 2 rows past the join yesterday morning and I've barely touched it today. I'm just about the join the 3rd skein.

The yarn has great drape and is really soft. It also has a quality to its colour that really elevates it: it almost looks like it shimmers and it's definitely on the blue side of grey. Blue steel, if you will.

I might promote it to bus knitting this week, to get the inches on the body. I want to lengthen it a little on what she suggests (of course) so I need to go for another 8 inches or so.