So last year, I started a scarf (my first ever scarf), but I chose a wool yarn (against my mother's advice) and it turned out as stiff as a board. I couldn't get it to "fling" around my neck like a real scarf should, so I abandoned it and decided I was a bad crochet-er.
(If you've been following my blog for more than a year, you know about the scarf.)
I thought I would be a master scarf-maker. Instead, I just made something really hard out of something really soft.
And I quit.
And then pouted about it a little.
But this year, when the temperature dipped below 30 and I started thinking about scarves again, I remembered something my teacher-self has said more than a hundred times to little chubby-cheeked faces: Winners never quit and quitters never win. (You've said it, too.)
You know you're a mess when you start needing your own teacher-advice. So I went back to the craft store (embracing my mom's guidance this time) and bought a better yarn. And LOOK at what I made!!! I know I'm being a dork, but I can't believe I actually made this and it works the way it's supposed to. It "flings." And it's warm. And it hasn't fallen apart yet. My daughter even wants one... and she's a teenager, so it's at least cool on some level, right?
What does this have to do with teaching? Nothing, I guess.
I just wanted you to know I made this! :)