Teacher Time Out


Okay... you know you're almost 50 when you decide that crocheting scarves is your next DIY hobby.  My schema for crochet is this... this is what sweet little old ladies do to pass the time, but now I live where it snows and everyone seems to be crafty in this way.  So I figure when in Rome, be Roman.  

Plus I needed a little time out from thinking teachery things anyway.

I'm geeking out a little bit about my new scarf even though I've clearly only done two rows... two slightly crooked rows.  I can already tell it won't be perfect, but it's like having a baby (or seeing someone else's newborn). Everyone knows it isn't super cute just yet, but the mother sure thinks so.

I've got a long way to go, but I'm already trying to decide... fringe or no fringe?  Fringe seems a little advanced, I know.  It's probably like a beginning baker trying out fondant on their first cake.  Alright.  No fringe.

You know, an avid crochet-er would've finished this scarf in the time I've spent typing this.  Confession.  I took a break from my scarf because I'm trying to figure out how to "turn" to do the next row... that part's confusing.  I feel like I need a few extra hands to hold all the things I'm supposed to be holding. I'm stalling.

What do you do when you need a little teacher time out?

Well... here I go.  Back to my scarf.  I'll post the after-shot when I'm all done.

Happy Sunday!  :)   

6 comments:

  1. I'm your newest follower and I loved coming across this post! I just posted about my way of taking a break from "teachery" things on my blog! I'd love for you to check it out!
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    -Stephanie

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie. I really enjoyed reading your post about your ballet class and you're right... it's important for teachers to be "students," too! :)

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  2. I love this. I teach first grade and have been crocheting since I was a youngster thanks to a crafty aunt. It's always my go-to activity whenever I need a break! You are off to a good start. Keep at it. Newborn hats are also easy and quick to do. You can whip them up quickly and will feel like you've accomplished a lot!

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    1. Oh my... a hat sounds really complicated, but I'll give it a shot. I don't know any newborns, though. Is it just as easy to make an adult-size hat? I could make one to match my new scarf!! :)

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