The Classical Cat Corner

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

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

On the needles

One of my close friends is having a sweet baby boy in August. I wanted to make this for Lisa and Beth...shhhh!!!!! ;)

I'm using Knit Picks Shine Worsted Weight in Terra Cotta yarn (60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal).

I like this pattern because it changes every now and then just enough to keep it interesting while not requiring too much brain work.

I'll post a pic when I'm finished.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

My latest creation

These were really fun to knit...and quick too. Think I'll make a few more soon.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


What she said! I wish I could be this brilliant! ;)

What do YOU want out of education for your children?

First Things

Before what Latin curriculum to choose...

Before whether or not to put Latin at the center...

Before whether or not to read the pagans...

Ask: What is the purpose of education?

And also: What is my vision of an educated adult?

Then, and only then, can you ask how to realize that vision.

Written by Drew Campbell, author of The Latin-Centered Curriculum


Some important things to think about, huh?

[Update: I've calmed down now. I don't think I could add anything to this that could make it better than it is now.]

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Stop the discussion?

Now I know why some folks stay away from certain online websites.

Popeye and I have decided to teach our children using Latin-Centered Curriculum guidelines. This seems quite the hot topic on a certain homeschool board. I hope that this discussion makes Andrew a rich man!

I believe I blogged on this topic last year but it bears repeating. Studying the Ancients from Jerusalem, Greece and Rome only enriches us. Were those societies filled with all types of pagan images and perverted actions? Yes. Is our society that we live in NOW filled with the SAME pagan images and perverted actions? I say YES! The Bible itself has stories of adultery, murder, pagan worship, prostitution. How I approach the study of this within the classics is what matters.

I am not as eloquent with words as some of those whom I admire, but I know enough to know that you can't learn about literature of recent times without knowing from WHERE these ideas have come.

Am I convinced that Latin is the best way to learn English grammar? Not yet...I haven't seen it in action. But I'm trusting those who have gone before me. I'm *almost* a convert. ;)