Happy Tuesday!  I have been a little absent from blog-land lately; last week was a planning week for work and I was determined to get 8 weeks of all the various classes I am teaching planned.  I got about two-thirds done, and I’m okay with that.  C’s birthday was last week also, so we had to celebrate our 6 year old in style.  This means we had a party with grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins and some very close friends.  It was a hectic day, but the birthday girl was thrilled with all the little surprises we had for her, and her excitement made it all worth the effort.

As for crochet, I have a new purse I am working on.  I haven’t taken a picture yet, but I have high hopes for it.  I have also been busy creating swatches for my crochet classes.  Here are a few examples:

The idea, for my class, is to have each of my students make swatches of different textures.  We then will mount them into a book for their reference.  The theme for the class is Heavy Textures, so bobbles, popcorns, ribs and more.  My first class was a success, although most of my students hadn’t crocheted for 20 + years, so we are starting from the beginning, chain stitches, single crochet and double crochet.

I can’t believe I’m getting paid to crochet, this is kind of like my life’s dream.  Have you ever taught crochet?  Do you have any tips for a newbie teacher?

My other new classes have been a classic’s book club that I’m starting up.  We are reading The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka and The Stranger, by Albert Camus.  These are two short stories/novels that I’m really looking forward to reading.  Have you ever read these books?  Any suggestions in leading a book club?

Tomorrow I am teaching a kid’s yoga and a kid’s art class.  I have prepared well for these two classes.  These kids are 5 – 8 years old and will not have their parents with them.   Considering the littler kids have short attention spans and the older ones know the value of being parent free, if I’m not prepared they will run me over!  Wish me luck!

I’m trying to catch up on all your blogs, but if you’re working on anything exciting let me know and I’ll be sure to check it out!

Happy Crocheting!

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