Yesterday was Cocoa Pebbles' first day of preschool.
I'd planned to make her an outfit, but a family emergency and related craziness ended up meaning that she wore a prototypetop and brought a bag I'd made for her a couple of weeks ago because I'd made another as a gift.
I'm cutting out the First Day of School outfit to be worn probably on the 5th or 6th day, and am trying to finish this knitted tunic top (shown on top of my Hustle Bustle skirt) for the Second Day of School.
It was such a big deal for me, even though it was only a half day. The school is a parent-run cooperative, and does the play-based curriculum thing pretty well. She had a great time, and seemed stimulated in a good way. She is the youngest in the class (one class of 3 and 4 year olds, and she's not yet 3), and (edited for grumpiness).
Speaking of things that irritate me, I once knew someone who, upon attending a meeting of her peers, announced in all seriousness that she was "more impressed with myself than anyone else in the room". And I'm not kidding when I say she was serious. I've been thinking about that lately because I seem to live in a community of people who are Very Impressed With Themselves, and think you should be (impressed with them) too. Bah.
I did my graduate work with the idea in mind that I'd homeschool, and am thinking that we definitely will go that route for at least a few years. New York City is a wonderful living school, I think. Our public school system has many gems and good points, but it is pretty segregated, and I take issue with a lot of the characteristics of the 'elite' private schools. Anyway.
Other quick items were a pair corduroy pants (same tutorial and monster patches from Fishcakes), a version of the Oh Jan! tunic top from Knit and Tonic and a quick buttony applique job.
I always worry about sounding braggadocious, and I think I may have mentioned these a bit already but we've been blessed with gifts from bloggers all over, like these handmade treats from prairie mouse...
And Cocoa Pebbles is still extremely delighted with her "bray-sell-ett", part of a wonderful surprise package from two straight lines.
And amazing gift-giving sure runs in this blogging family -- I was blown over by swap parcels from these twolovely ladies. Here's a sampling:
Lindsay sent Shaun the Sheep and Feathers Mcgraw to join my knitting Gromit, and Kristy sent me my first apron, a cool Tetley tea banner, and those wonderful Ladybird books that I adore. The packages also included vintage books, sweets, vintage linens, and more.
We got blue peacekeeper berets at the Darfur rally last weekend; the New York turnout was pretty light. Local groups are organizing all over, if you're interested.
We have had some hospitalizations and a death in the family recently, so my infrequent posting may become even more so. This blog has become pretty boring, or maybe I'm only just realizing that. This is not one of those supercrafty, magazine-ready craft blogs -- I guess it only takes one visit to realize that. I try to streamline the content so that it's not a total mishmosh of everything I think and do, but I'm not always successful. I don't know what I'll do about this blog, but thanks for bearing with me.