Tuesday, September 4, 2018

It's THAT Time of Year

Well, it is if you're a teacher. Today was freshman-only day, and I'm exhausted! I did stay late for an IEP meeting, so that doesn't help. But I'm excited for tomorrow when the rest of my students show up. I want to hear how their summers were.
 There hasn't been a lot of time for crafting. My weekend was busy with driving to a family gathering in Chicago and working. But I did finish a Winter Rose sock and get a start on the second one.
 And I assembled another mini-quilt. I want to go through the whole process soon -- before I forget everything I learned at the workshop in August.
And along with the start of school, the High Holy Days start at sundown on Sunday. I took this photo of our communal granddaughter at services this past weekend. I told her that we stored all the good girls on this shelf, and she climbed right in!

I'm hoping to get back to work on my Vodka Lemonade sweater this week. Do you have any projects that you've been neglecting?

20 comments:

  1. I always tell people that September is going from 0 to 100 in 60 seconds and I'm not sure they believe me.

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  2. Happy school days to you! The sock is beautiful-was it a good knit or are you just 'getting it done' to have them?!
    I am working on new things-ignoring the two blankets that are close to finish but I am ready for something else now! lol

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  3. Love that sock! Didn't you also do that pattern in another color? Hope tomorrow is great! I'll bet your students love you!

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  4. Happy September! Wishing you a fun and fabulous school year. Love the "good girl" on the shelf and your sock is beautiful.

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  5. The winter rose socks are beautiful.

    Wishing you a great year in school!

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  6. The busy can be overwhelming - I hope you get settled at school soon! Beautiful knitting and stitching as always! And, I hope your Holiday's are full of all that is good!

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  7. Happy Back to School! I remember all to well the exhaustion that comes from all that excitement.
    That sock is truly glorious! It's a beautiful pattern.

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  8. Even though I've been out of the classroom for nearly ten years, I remember the exhaustion that followed the first two weeks of school.

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  9. I'n not a teacher, but just you can feel everyone getting used to the new pace, rhythm and routine of the school year. I know we are beginning to feel more comfortable now. I worked (insert yelled here) hard to try and put everyone into strong habits from the get go. Early wake ups with buffer time, established extracurricular exercise schedules, expectations of work before recreation on both weekends and after school. Meal planning. The well oiled machine will break down, repeatedly, but no one can tell me that they don't know how this crap is supposed to work so we can fix it, again.

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  10. It's kind of nice to get back to our regular schedules, but it's also nice to take it easy and not feel exhausted immediately. I hope you have a wonderful school year, and can maintain some time for crafting and yourself.

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  11. Hope that you have been having a good first week back! I am sure it is very busy at this time of year. Love your sock! the color is so pretty and just love the details at the top. Have a good week!

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  12. The mini quilt turned out beautifully! Gorgeous sock and good luck with back to school. We just moved back to WI (Wauwatosa) and I am looking forward to visiting some of the yarn stores and events you've mentioned over the years!

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  13. Love the winter rose socks. I have been wearing mine today at the start of our term. Our students returned today, it's nice to have them all back.

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  14. Beautiful socks! My sister-in-law is a teacher so I hear from her about the issues about being a teacher. She will retire in an year of two. Your mini-quilt is very pretty! Ohh she is so cute inside that drawer! Wishing you a great school year!

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  15. Your beautiful stitching projects inspire me! I am making some progress on a crocheted baby blanket. And I so enjoyed seeing your "good girl." :-) Know that I am cheering you on as you launch into the new school year! xx

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  16. Ive cant settle into one! I have a mitten started But i need to pay attention to it as I knit. Hope I will get time tonight while Cubbies play. I have some yarn that wants work, but Im staying with knitting on straights right now. I need to avoid that twist of my wrist preventatively. I twist on circs

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  17. Good luck with the new school year.

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  18. have fun with the students! that is a super cute photo of a very good girl :)

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  19. The beginning of the school year can be hectic. Both the sock and the quilt are lovely. Happy New Year to you.

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