The Really Last Day of Work - for ME! :-)

So today marked the very last day of work for me. Papers filed, folders reviewed, room packed up. Just as I was working on the slide presentation for our faculty lunch, one of my former students, Ismael, came back to see me as he often does. This time he came bearing a gift (or something like that). What did he give me?....a ticket to his high school graduation! I taught him in the fifth grade. I am so proud of him. He will be the first one in his family to attend college, and he is going to be a teacher, and he got a full scholarship! I'm so proud of him, so yes, I will attend his graduation ceremony tonight.

Now since this blog is supposed to really be about crafting, I have a confession to make. I was supposed to be resting my hands from crocheting, but yesterday I couldn't resist picking up a knit project that I had started before I was crocheting non-stop. It is the only WIP I have, and really it's more like a practice piece.
I want to finish it because I don't want to forget the little I was learning about knitting, and because the yarn I chose was from my scrap pile, and it is too hot of a yarn to work with much longer. I have three more inches to knit then I can sew this baby up! I see that my tension was too loose on the ribbing at the beginning, but there's nothing I can do about that now. I'll just learn from my mistakes.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Your kids break up much sooner than here in the UK. My daughter doesn't finish for the summer until the middle of July and goes back the first week into September. What about you, when do you return? Love the dishcloths and the pretty blues in your knitting project. Dev X

  2. That WIP looks so nice, even the ribbing -I'm not good at it either.
    Have fun at the graduation ceremony and bring some tissues with you ;-)

    Have a great weekend and a relaxing summer!

  3. What a great kid! I hope he does really well in college. Love your new lay out BTW. and Kudos to you on the knitting project. I really like the yarn colors.

  4. I love your new blog layout, it looks fantastic!
    Your WIP is very nice Libby.
    Oh, my mother-in-law doesn't do any crafts... she has a costume shop and since the fair is called "Victorian Country Christmas" every vender must be dressed in Victorian costumes, so she rents for lots of people, that's why she has a booth there.

  5. So glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with all the end of year festivities. You are a special person and it shows with your former students still coming back to see you. You are awesome!

    I love the yarn you are knitting with. Very cool! Have a great weekend dear!

  6. I always wanted to try something new like knitting. But it seemed kind of difficult. So I postponed it. Your creations are so beautiful.


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