Monday, August 29, 2005

Very little knitting

There has been so much to do to get my oldest ready for school that very little knitting or really crafting of any kind has happened lately. We've had some huge legal issues with the district as well, so life has been a bit more stressful than usual. Today started 1st grade for my oldest and I'm really hoping he adjusts to a new teacher, new classroom, and new classmates better than he did last year. Change is so very hard for him, and this is a lot of change all at once. His teacher seems very sweet, almost grandmotherly, so hopefully that will help. I'm expecting the first few weeks to be rocky, but soon he should have routines down and be more familiar with everything. It just makes my heart ache to see things be so hard for him. We're doing all we can, but it seems so small in the face of all that he needs.

While I haven't been knitting, I *have* been recruiting ;-). Met up with a friend of mine this last weekend, plopped down a pair of needles and a ball of yarn, and taught her how to knit. Her 7 year old son attends a Waldorf school where all the children are taught to knit as part of the curriculum, so he was stunned when he ran over on a break from playing. "Mom, are you knitting?" Darn tooting she is! Actually, she did really well right from the start - even stitches, good tension, only one dropped stitch.

Buahahaaaa....another one pulled over to the dark side. Soon they will all knit! Everyone!