The Classical Cat Corner

Wear the old coat and buy the new book. --Austin Phelps

Friday, January 27, 2006

What kind of knitter are you?

Knitting Guru
You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting

and do it all the time. While finishing a

piece is the plan, you still love the

process, and can't imagine a day going by

without giving some time to your yarn.

Packing for vacation involves leaving ample

space for the stash and supplies. It can be

hard to tell where the yarn ends and you


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Thursday, January 26, 2006

What kind of yarn are you?

You are dishcloth cotton.
You are Dishcloth Cotton.
You are a very hard worker, most at home when

you're at home. You are thrifty and seemingly

born to clean. You are considered to be a

Plain Jane, but you are too practical to


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Monday, January 23, 2006

About homeschooling....

This blog is about homeschooling really....but I do enjoy sharing my knitting projects...I hope you don't mind.

After many days of feeling that I could homeschool no more, I finally made the decision that I can't homeschool classically....and not even traditionally classical. It was killing Sweet Pea 2s love of learning. He hated school, not that he loves it now, but he does much better with what we've come up with.

He is basically almost self-teaching. We are using Robinson Curriculum, learning vocab from that, reading the books, reading whatever else history and science-wise that I can find for him because he really likes those subjects. We are still doing grammar a few days per week and will continue with Latin, but we are taking a break from that for a few months. He is doing copywork (which he seems to enjoy), and still doing spelling with Spell to Write and Read, but we've changed it to where he only needs me to dictate new words each day and that takes about 5 min.

That isn't all that we are doing, but if I need a short day, he does math, reading and copywork, and I call it good.

Knitters of the world, UNITE!

I think I'm going for it! I'm joining the Knitter's Olympics. I'll be close to finishing my one sock by then (which I need to post a pic of, but we need batteries in the digital camera), and I'll be wanting to work on my tote bag. I think this tote will give me the challenge I need within a short timeframe.


I couldn't remember my password! I was wanting to blog and couldn't get on...thank goodness I finally figured it out!

Friday, January 13, 2006

Pictures of the new creations

Don't you just love my model? :) He's a sweetie pie! You can't see the blue one as well but there would be a fight if Fluff had not worn BOTH hats and been posted on the blog!

Stay tuned for my first try at socks!

I'm here....sort of....

I guess I'm just not so good with this blog thing. I really started it as a place to type up my thoughts. I didn't know anyone would actually want to READ them!

I've been busy knitting and finishing the hats for the boys. I'll get pix posted soon. I'm starting a sock knitting class on Tues night AND the boys want me to knit has been 70 degrees here lately? Do you REALLY need a scarf NOW? They may have to wait on the scarves until I get the socks complete...we'll see. If I use big needles it will go fast!!

On the school front, I've been re-vamping AGAIN. Things just were not working out. I was tired and hating school, and the boys were grumpy about it so after Sweet Pea 1 and I had a discussion, we decided that self-teaching may be the route for least for now. So, I switched him over to Singapore Math (did I say this already?) and he is doing VERY well...even stumping ME on the word problems this morning! LOL I've ordered Robinson Curriculum and we are going to focus on vocabulary and good books. He has been reading for 30-40 mins per day in science and history related topics. Latin is shelved until April once we have time to get used to our new schedule/routine. I've added in some English Grammar that is self-teaching and Writing Trails in American History. I think this is a nice prelude to Classical Writing-Aesop. So he'll work through some of those and then we'll go back to CW either in the Summer or Fall.

Sweet Pea 2 is coming along very well in his studies....mainly because I now have consistent time to devote to him.

That's all folks!!!