Even though I haven't been on the internet (reliably, anyway) I've been knitting a lot. Like, a lot. If you already knit, you don't need to ask why. It's been such a great way to relax and de-stress and feel like I'm doing something. I've been feeling so helpless and lost a lot of the time and having something to do as opposed to letting things just happen has been invaluable. Plus, when I'm stressed out I want to create, so I've been doing a lot of "okay, look at that thing and see if you can figure out how to make something that approximates it." Which certainly leads to a lot of frogging, but can be a very engaging way to spend an afternoon waiting for something that just shouldn't be taking as long as it is.
The first thing I made, or really, the first set of things I made, was a set of motifs for my class. The original idea was to make a whole lot of them, to be left at work, and rotated in and out for the whole of the year.
I made a star, a teddy bear (though I was informed by my students that actually I had made Mickey Mouse, so...) and a heart, because they are all easily recognizable and since this was supposed to be a sorting activity, I wanted to make sure they could have some easily identifiable labels (such as size, color, and shape) to start with before branching out into more abstract concepts (like animal/not animal or found on Earth/not found on Earth) but this turned out to be a problem almost from the start
I also made a few starfish, but not only could my children not really identify what it was, even after I
Hilda Vintage-Inspired Headwraps which were really cute and I would totally make more of those. I wish I could show you the picture I took of one of my little boys wearing it, he was so adorable! And one of my girls wore the headband under a hat I made, which I thought was some adorable, fashion-forward thinking.
Right now I'm working on what I'm calling a "cookie blanket" because I don't know another word for this thing. In fact, I don't know any word for this thing. It's a cloth you wrap cookies or a hot tupperware or similar. I've seen them all around growing up, but nobody ever named it, aside from maybe "the cloth" or "that cloth". Probably there's a name for this?
I made some other things, too, but I haven't gotten pictures of those yet, so that's all for now. Hopefully I have some smaller posts more frequently coming up in the near future, as opposed to these big long ones after a long break.