Mind Challenges and Mindless

My knitting these days can be combined into two categories. I’m attempting to do lace, The Veil of Isis, and though I’m faithfully following the instructions, I’m not quiet sure that I understand the pattern. I’m somewhat afraid that this is going to end badly. On the other hand, I’m very pleased with how it has turned out so far, I’ll have to post some pictures of the work in progress. The yarn is Knitpicks Gloss Lace in the Mermaid colorway a beautiful light blue color.

My other knitting is pretty mindless. I’m working on adding inches to my Lily Cardigan. My initial goal was to have it done for nephew’s baptism, which is this weekend. It was overshadowed by the sucess of my Shawl that Jazz wrap, which I decided to wear with my baptism dress instead. Right now the work on the cardigan is all stockinette, knit a row, purl a row, over and over and over. It is the prefect relaxation tool after a long day of student teaching.

Of course, I also have a pair of socks on the needles. They are for my sister, I’m planning on sending them out to Seattle with her birthday present the beginning of November. I’ve finished one sock, and have a couple of inches done on the second sock. The first sock went fairly quickly, so I’m not worried about finishing it on time. By November, I should have finished that pair and moved onto another pair (or two).
Student teaching is consuming my weekdays right now. I’m at the school by 7:15 every morning, and home around 4 every afternoon. But, by the time I get home, I’m pretty exhausted. It is nice to be able to enjoy knitting where I don’t have to think about what I’m doing. I’ll begin to take over lessons starting next Monday. There are good days and bad days, but so far I have not doubted that I’ve chosen the right career path for me. 

My weeks are about to get a little bit busier as well. I’ve just talked to the Director of Religious Education from my church. I’ll be teaching religious ed classes on Wednesday nights. I’m teaching eighth grade, the same class level that I taught the first half of last year. This means I do have some lessons already planned. I do want to look over the lessons and make some changes. I have a meeting with the rest of the religious education teachers next Wednesday evening.

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