There is quite a bit going on in Furryland recently. So much that I just want to sit in the chair and knit for a few hours… and think. I need a game plan.
We homeschool our boys, and I need to get curriculum and a school routine planned before our first day of school, which is August 27th. I’ve got most of the schoolwork I need for my 1st grader, except a cassette tape player. I know they’re outdated, but when I was yardsaling with my sister a couple weeks ago, I found a complete set of Hooked On Phonics in pristine condition, so I asked the price and the lady only wanted $5.00 for it! Whoooowheeee!!! I like yardsaling!
Deciding on the classes for my teen is going to require a little more intensive thought, and I guess that’s why I’m blogging about it, so I can start brainstorming on this. In the public school system, he would be in 9th grade. But from what I’ve found, he is in 10th grade math. Having just finished Algebra I last school year, he will be in Geometry this year, and I want to add in some type of consumer math course, as well (if I can find one).
This past week, we spent a lot of time getting organized. Last year, my teen was in a spare bedroom with the laptop working on schoolwork, and I didn’t get to use my sewing machine once. I had taken it to get it serviced early last year, and then it just sat there on the table with the cover on it. So I decided to reclaim that spare bedroom for my craft stuff; mainly yarn, dyeing supplies, knitting books and my sewing machine/supplies.
Then we got the computer room/school room prepared and cleaned up. We organized and threw away old papers and other junk we didn’t need, got some boxes ready for the Good Will and the Salvation Army, and decorated the room for our little guy with a fun learning calendar, small chalkboard and a map of the U.S. He has his own little desk too, so the room is coming together nicely. Now if I could just keep my own desk straightened up…
I’m also gearing up to open my Etsy shop, Sand in my Stitches, where I will be offering my growing inventory of handpainted yarns for sale, along with some beaded stitch markers. I still have a few loose ends to tie up before I open the shop, but if you want to see what I’ve done, I’ve got all my yarns listed in Ravelry. If you’re in Ravelry, go have a look, and tell me what you think! If you’re not in Ravelry yet, here are some of my newest yarns:
Blackberry (acid dye)
Hibiscus (acid dye)
Jazzy Blues (acid dye and Kool-Aid)
Jungle (acid dye)
Bubblegum (acid dye)
Waves (acid dye and Wilton’s)