Friday, June 27, 2008

Summer Vacation




Out of the frying pan, into the fire, so to speak. School ended, company came, the graduate graduated, the company left and I was right back at school, since somewhere along the way I agreed to tutor students who did not pass the state-mandated exit exam.

It's been an learning experience.

I have a group of about 25 students, from which about 10 show up on any given day. Some are dedicated. One young lady even brought her two young babysitting charges with her one day so she wouldn't miss the 2-hour tutoring session. The children, roughly age 8, sat quietly in the hall and waited and I felt terrible because I didn't even have any crayons to offer them. The dedicated ones are "getting it", this time around.

Then there are those who see the tutoring sessions as 2-hour time blocks in which to text-message their friends. They are not "getting it".

Sweaters and socks for CIC have been accumulating in a box since mid-April. In the record-setting Texas June weather, it's hard to imagine wearing all that wool...

8 comments:

mrsfife said...

Hello again! I notice the Waffle sweaters have different necks, will you be sharing the modifications for that? Sorry, I know it would be more work for you...

Jean said...

Actually, all of the Waffles are the same pattern, with the collared neck. One of the multicolored sweaters is a basic bottom-up raglan.

The other (top right sweater) is ribbed (no waffles) and is similar in shape to the "Cozy in Cables" sweater at http://stitchesofviolet.blogspot.com/

JoLynn said...

Jean,

Thank you for all the bright and colorful socks and sweaters for CIC.

JoLynn

Lynn said...

Those sweaters are beautiful! And those socks? I LOVE the yarn you used! They are gorgeous! You do such fantastic work!!!

agent713 said...

Yeah, what Lynn said. Those socks are beautiful! (I never thought I'd say that about socks..)

mrsfife said...

Oh, ok. I should have looked more closely, sorry!

anniebee said...

wow! those are so cool. i wish i could be crafty with thread. my hands don't work as fast as my brain thinks. your work is amazing.

Dusty said...

I knitting your snowmen pattern and I up to the decrease round. Do I do the decrease one time for a small or two times. It said I would bind off leaving 16 for back of hand and I started with 18 for back of hand.thanks for the help