Tuesday, November 21, 2006

If it's Tuesday ...

... it is knitting club! Today saw 7 young ladies, one new and the rest returning from last week. For a full hour they sat and knit (one purled) and chatted. That is my favorite part of the group. The kids talk among themselves and tend to not realize that an "authority" figure is listening. I learn so much about my students just by quietly eavesdropping on their casual conversation. It probably isn't eaves dropping since they are aware that I am in the room. They talk about boys, other kids and, of course, their teachers. Totally fascinating.

As a group they would prefer if I stop announcing how many blanket squares we have (zero) so I told them to get busy knitting to get this blanket off the ground. It was suggested that I set a deadline so I did. We want the first blanket done by the winter break and will ask the church across the street if they have someone who could use it.

On the home front, one Violin Teacher Gauntlet is done and the second started. I would like to have it finished by the end of the long weekend but we will see if life gets in the way. The first Teacher Scarf is also almost done and should see bind off tomorrow.

Here's hoping that your "day before Thanksgiving" is a good one. Any bets on how long it will take me to get home on Wednesday? Hint: a fast commute is about 35 minutes, a "normal" commute runs closer to 45 minutes. Last Friday it took me almost an hour. The day of the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting it can take well over an hour and I do not go anywhere near the tree. Any takers? (No prizes ... just fun.)


Cookie said...

What are they like? I only see that generation from afar. So far, I am not overly fond of most of them. Of course, I'm not a kid person. *L*

I'm betting over an hour and you will need chocolate to make it home in one piece. *hugs*

Dave Daniels said...

I'm going to go with the shorter commute, about 30-40 minutes. Most locals will be out of town, and the majority of traffic will be heading in. Of course, you'll NEVER catch me in Manhatten over Thanksgiving. (And we were invited down again this year.)

Susan said...

ummmm how about 57 minutes. No science, just the first number that popped up.

I'd like to be a fly on the wall and listen to those kids.

Happy Thanksgiving prep day!

beadlizard said...

I've noticed that the teens who come to Knitting Club talk to me as if I'm a big sister, not a mom. When I see them away from school, nothing changes. It's really nice!!! --syl