Friday, August 29, 2014
When school started and a scarf WiP
First week of school is coming to an end. It has been intense. Nelly Bo walked out the door with a breeze of perfume and mascara on her eyelashes, skinny high waisted jeans looking glorious... I let her go and said: "Let's talk about this when you get back home...". She is after all only 12.
Luca Bo jumped out of his skin in excitement and ran down the road. Came back home declaring that he did well in school because the teacher did not scream at him! That tells you something about teachers in the part of Switzerland where I live, doesn't it? It is strict. I don't mind strict, I actually prefer strict instead of too liberal and wishy-washy, but screaming and putting fear into the kids I don't approve with. Especially not for a sensitive child like my boy. Believe me, I have made noise about it - with no luck I am afraid. Instead I am preparing my boy for real life, that sometimes this is how it is and that we just have to be pro-active to avoid the hard situations... Like making sure no homework is forgotten, that no small talk and disturbing behaviour is used in class... What else can I do than building my boys confidence in handling what is not fair, not nice and sometimes very hard...???
Emmy Bo was more hesitant stepping out the door. Holding my hand firmly as she was nervous to not find her new classroom. In the end it was the same classroom as last year and from now on she walks on her own. That is big. I look at her and see Emmy Bo who is four but I have to remind myself that the four year old now is seven. It is time to let the little one grow up a bit. It is hard because she will always be a four year old for me... Even at 17, I guess. I now understand what people talk about when they talk about their youngest to be the "baby"...
And when school begins I play catch up at home. It has been lots of cleaning and washing, organizing and boring maintenance appointments such as car service, dental care etc... In between I've been working simple "no-brainer" stitches on my Drops Cotton Light Scarf, which is coming together very nicely. I love the color palate, it is so Swedish to me. Like Carl Larsson. How I wish I could find this color theme in a different cotton yarn. For you have followed for a while might remember how much this yarn splits and makes it hard to work with for a crocheter. My Drops Cotton Light review was not the happiest one... But I do love the texture when it is worked liked this. It is soft and glorious.
Thank you all for your sweet comments on my Sun Hat Crochet Band Pattern. It has been a pleasure to share it with you a nd I am hoping you will show me on Instagram if you make one. #SunHatCrochetBand, I would love to see how yours turned out.