This is going to be the most annoying to write post I’ve done. For some reason I keep losing the cursor on my laptop. The good thing is that usually I can still work it by using the touchscreen. It’s just hard to do some things that way with my fat fingers. This is one of those times where I wish I understood computers better.
So I have finished this year’s teacher afghans. Each of Willow and Jarrett’s regular teachers will be getting one for Christmas. I’ll go back and get the three I had planned on getting this year another year. Of course, after I thought I was finished Willow told me she has another teacher everyday. She says it’s okay, because this teacher is only her teacher for this nine weeks. It’s for RTI (which I still don’t know what that is), which changing each nine weeks. I felt sick when she told me about her, but next year she will be one of Willow’s regular teachers. School gets so confusing in middle school!
On top of all the teacher confusion, I have another new problem with my crocheting. We are bottle feeding a baby goat. Due to needing to feed him so often he is living INSIDE our house. He has apparently decided that I am his mom. He’s worse than a kitten about playing with my yarn!
He really wants to eat my yarn. Since he enjoys watching car shows with my husband, he has been named for George Barris. He drives me absolutely crazy, but he can be sort of cute sometimes. The one way I’ve found to get him to leave my yarn alone is to let him cuddle on my lap. It makes it a little more difficult to crochet with his head resting on my arm, but it’s easier than constantly pushing him off my stuff.
Christmas Cover-Up is a pretty simple pattern. I found that it was not what I was expecting. Before when I’ve done afghans with long double crochet stitches there has been an open stitch from placing a chain skip stitch where I was supposed to place the long double crochet. Also, this is the first time I’ve done extended long double crochet. I do not like those. I have a feeling they’ll get snagged on things very easily.
Willow says this is her favorite afghan this year.
I think this one should go to a math teacher. The way the long double crochet stitches and extended long double crochet stitches are laid out looks like the marks on a ruler. I was so afraid I was going to miss a stitch somewhere and have those lines all squiggly.
I went to get gift bags for these. I like to use the reusable shopping bags for that, since they’re much sturdier and cheaper than actual gift bags. Cracker Barrel usually carries great Christmas bags for this. Unfortunately when we went there for the bags they were already sold out of Christmas themed bags. They had some really pretty peacock bags. We got some of those, but we’re still looking for a couple more. Since Willow has three male teachers this year we are guessing they don’t want the girly bags.