Saturday, October 07, 2006

What I do to educate the youth of America

OK, so teaching. You know…must be nice with all this time off we get, right??

I really do like it, but this is Homecoming week. Which means spirit garb. I am just faking jersey day, and twin day I have all worked out. Then there’s Thursday…cammo day.

Yes, I teach in the sticks. Actual cows roam in the field across the street from our high school.

Under normal circumstances I would also skip cammo day, but what with the kids I have this year, and being newly returned at all, I think I need to make a good show.

So my three options are:

1) Do the easy thing and buy a cammo bandana and wear it like a festive scarf

2) Borrow some of my dad’s old airborne ranger gear

3) Make a pink/green camo skirt (and yes, I can get the fabric for like $2 a yard)

I was leaning towards three until I remembered my doctor’s appt that afternoon. Thoughts? Opinions?

Anyhoo, knitting at school has been a kick. We have a pretty active knitting club. My computer guys are fascinated by the socks/vests/sweaters I leave on my desk. Frankly I’ve had almost no time to knit this week, what with the husband out of town and all, but it is amazing. The kids that are the most reluctant to talk or do anything all have some story about their Mumma (translation: mom) or Memaw (grandma) and the blanket/sweater/scarf they knit for them.

It may be the sticks, but handcrafting is a big part of life out here, which I love.

Girls and I are about to head out to the yarn store. I need some red sock yarn for spirit Fridays.

Go team!!


Acornbud said...

Aah life in the "sticks" sounds so idyllic. My dad informed me that Honolulu is the 12th largest city in the US. Yikes! I vote for 2...go as a ranger.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

I'm so relieved not to have read that one of your options was to knit a cammo sweater. I was a little worried you might end up in Stitchy McYarnpants' Museum of Kitchy Stitches.

And, this is the first time I ever saw the word Memaw written out. I have heard exactly one person employ it in my lifetime. She was from the sticks of Oklahoma. I never pictured it written that way, though. I'd have gone with Meema or something to resemble the ending on grandma, but your "w" at the end makes a lot of sense.

And, I like the skirt idea. Let's give the doc a little something to smile about at the end of his day, huh?

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

Just did a google search for Memaw and Meema (because I'm weird that way), and you get grandmotherly stuff for both. Who'da thunk it?

Erin said...

My cousins from NC call my grandma Memaw... It actually drives me a little nuts!

I say go with the scarf idea, at least you can take it off for your Dr.'s appointment.

christine said...

Please take a picture of your cammo day outfit!

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Gina L said...

That's the spirit! BTW-You have a darling little pirate there! Very creative you are so resourceful! I just remembered the bib you knit up on the road. :)

Bear Knits said...

I'm curious to see what you ended up with. I'd go with the bandana myself ... just because it's the easiest option.