Saturday, May 25, 2019

I Need This Weekend

Thanks goodness for the screened porch. I am exhausted! It is heavenly to sit out here and knit. It seems like I feel this tired by this time every year. Is that because I'm not getting younger? 

I've been perusing a new knitting book. I don't buy knitting books often. There is the library, after all,  and there are all those amazing patterns online. However, I could not leave this one behind. If I'm going to call myself "Caffeine Girl," then I had to buy this one. 

I do have a rule about buying knitting books. There have to be at least three patterns I'm sure I'll knit at some point.  With this book, the cowls captured my attention immediately. This one is very sweet:
Considering that I wore my wool shawls into late May this year, I think I could find a place in my wardrobe for this one, too:
I really like this sweater. But I do have problems with wool. I need to learn about how to find patterns that work with cotton and linen.
Not that I'm casting on any of these right now. I have yarn for some non-wool projects that I want to do, as well as an embarrassing number of WIPs.

I hope to catch up with my blog reading, this weekend, get outside, and do some things with friends and family. 

This is a much-needed three-day weekend, and I am struggling to get work off my mind. The end of the year is always intense because there are students who are not going to graduate on time. They and their parents are very emotional. I feel for them, but I also have to scramble around to find the right GED programs and get their paperwork in order for the fall. I am working with a handful of homeless students this year, and there is one in particular who I am very worried about this weekend.

Enough of that. Time to get back to relaxing!

18 comments:

  1. I am very jealous of your covered porch! As much as I love our back yard, there's not much shelter. I have to wait until late afternoon to go out and enjoy it or I get fried to a crisp.

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  2. Keeping you in my thoughts. It is VERY difficult working with special needs students. It is SO HARD to find them the education/social services they need to succeed. Hoping you'll be able to help them get what they need to graduate or get their GEDs.

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  3. Fist bump of solidarity for the end of the year.

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  4. What a perfect title for a book for you! Looks like good knits for next winter. Rest up-there isn't too many more weeks of school for you.

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  5. The perfect book!! Looks like some very nice patterns as well when you are ready.
    Even though I'm not taking the exams over here, it is still a very stressful time and I always worry about those that won't make it.

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  6. It is a tough time of year. I always had an emotional meltdown when the year was coming to a close. I can't even name the emotion I always felt but I can still feel it even now and dream it quite often.
    I hope this long weekend gives you the recharge you need.

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  7. Oh I love that rule for a book knit purchase! I love the shawl you have shown. I bought a Button tack by ZUL at a Las Vegas knit shop! I can finally have confidence in creating shawls that I WILL wear because of this!

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  8. If ever learn to knit...I always say that when I see beautiful knit work. The cowls are gorgeous! Looks like a great book for a knitter!!

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  9. I am complexity with you on needing the three day weekend. I am exhausted with no end in sight to my work weeks. Still I am thrilled to have one more day before I head back in. Bless your heart for giving as much as you do to your students and their parents.

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  10. I hope your weekend has been restful. I remember the stress at the end of the school year and hope you're able to help the students who are struggling to finish their education. I'm glad the homeless students have you as a champion.

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  11. So glad you have a 3 day break before the grand finale of the final days of the school year. I can see why you were drawn to buy your latest knitting book ☕️🧶and hope you enjoy making the projects you noted. I did a bit of a catch up on your posts and especially admire your Urban sketching! Cheering you on to the finish, Deborah! xx

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  12. glad you are getting a much needed break!!

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  13. Ooo! I do love that sweater as well! And, this long weekend was most appreciated! I hope you found your long weekend to be one that refilled and refreshed you. :)

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  14. Hoping the long weekend was exactly what you needed...I know it was for me. This year's "budget season" (which we are still in the midst of) seems much worse than prior years. Our time to do things has shrunken and our targets have gotten tighter and tighter. I cannot wait to retire!!

    That knitting books looks so nice...I am going to check it out.

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  15. Enjoy your knitting, I love the sound of your covered porch. Have a good week, Cathy x

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  16. I was actually glad to spend the holiday weekend at work and not on the porch. We had an early heatwave and it was in the mid 90's all weekend. Ugh. The more I see of that knitting book, the more I think I need to buy a copy. Hope you enjoyed your weekend and got some rest.

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  17. I hope you got all the paperwork and the students squared away. Your students are lucky to have you. Summer is coming.

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