Monday, August 27, 2018

Knit & Crochet Check In

If you're up to date with my subbing stories, you know I've been covering the same class for a month. It's a class where they have projects they do on computers.

At a certain point (after I've given them the announcements for the day, taken roll, and walked the room) there's not much for me to do but sit and watch them. But I can't sit still and just watch them without going a little crazy. I need to do something with my hands.

It turns out that jellyfish are a great project in this situation. I don't have to think too hard. I can easily watch classes while crocheting them. I can jump up in a moment if I'm needed. So...


For those keeping score, this is jellyfish #34. And at this moment: jellyfish #35 is just awaiting final assembly, jellyfish #36 needs two more tentacles made, and jellyfish #37 needs all of its tentacles made.

Back in June, I showed off the start of a new infinity scarf.


I'm making slow progress on it...


Although, comparing those two pictures, the progress might not be as slow as I thought.

Slow and steady wins the race, after all. Seriously...

27 comments:

  1. I told you the jellyfish would be a big hit.
    The problem is that rabbits are easily distracted.

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  2. I guess slow and steady does really win the race :) Are the students curious with what projects you are working on in class? Do they ask questions about them?

    betty

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  3. Wow! That's a lot of those cute critters. So glad you can work on them during class. Be well!

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    1. It was about the only thing that kept me sane during 4th period.

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  4. Love the jellyfish! Do you ever do rainbow jellyfish?

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  5. That's a lot of jellyfish. :) I like the suggestion above for rainbow jellyfish.

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    1. Yeah. I never thought I'd make this many, but there you are.

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    1. I showed it to everyone I could think of when I first saw it.

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  7. Hi Liz - love the jelly fish ... and that tortoise race - ah patience is a virtue!! Cheers Hilary

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  8. That video is hilarious!
    And a great analogy that distraction is the problem, not stopping to take a nap. Gotta keep going all the way to the end. Love it.

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    1. Yeah, distractions... I wish more people realized that.

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  9. I wondered how you keep yourself busy so this is a great way. Do any of the kids show any interest? That race is priceless 😂

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    1. Nope. If they did I would tell them what I was doing. But they're more interested in the stupid games they're playing.

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  10. Thanks to the fact we have teenagers we've had to block youtube (why the fascination with watching others play games?) so I can't see your clip. Good work on the projects though =)

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  11. This is an interesting pastime! I love it!

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  12. You might inspire one of your students to take up crochet. I'm sure they love the jellyfish! The hare and the tortoise video made me laugh!

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    1. I doubt they're noticing, actually. Since they're not doing any actual work, I wouldn't mind teaching them to crochet.

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  13. It's always funny when I knit because I don't really notice progress either and then suddenly my lap seems full of the project. LOL

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    1. Especially when it's such a fine yarn. It takes way more rows to make an inch of progress.

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  14. I love those jellyfish so much :D

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  15. Slow and steady. I am getting slow with my crocheting, and not doing it stead(ily). Sigh....I love those jellyfish.

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    1. Maybe you need to try some jellyfish of your own. It's a fairly easy project.

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  16. Yup, slow and steady, with long deep breaths. :-) Have any teen comment on your crocheting?

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  17. Yay jellyfish! That sounds like a good use of down time.

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