I don’t quite know where that tradition started, but I doubt T’s teachers really need her to give them apples.
So, that left me with the dilema of what to gift them for Christmas. Being the child of a teacher, I understand how getting 30 Christmas angels from the 99cent store can be a little over the top. I didn’t want to add to the cheezy, cheap gifts that teachers normally get, and, since I’m a knitter, I automatically thought I should make them something.
The problem was, what to make? T has three teachers since she’s just in preschool. That made my kntting options a little bit more limited. I didn’t have time to make each one something big like a blanket or shawl, and I was reticent to make anything they could wear. My original idea was to make headbands, but I worried that I would spend all that time and then they wouldn’t like them to wear, which basically means a waste of time and effort on my part. So, if not something big or something to wear, then what?
Enter the bookmark. Aha! That’s it! What teacher couldn’t use a bookmark? I mean, even if they aren’t big readers, then they could use them for their schoolbooks, or even hang them from the wall as art! Now, I just had to find a pattern…or three…
These were really quick to knit. They each only took a few hours and were fun patterns too. Also, I was able to use more of that Regia sock yarn that I used to make those mine ornaments for that ornament exchange, remember?
Yeah, this was yarn I got for, like, a dollar and I’ve been able to make 4 gifts out of it. And, I still have 3 more skeins of it, so I plan to make an awesome pair of socks for myself after the holidays. I’m really interested to see how the striping works out in socks. I might even have enough left in this one skein to make D a pair of socks.
I have sent out a request in the Traveling Scarf Group and the RAK group on Ravelry for socks for D. You see, she has really fat feet. So fat, in fact, that I am having a devil of a time finding shoes that fit. I know that there are great companies that make shoes for chunky little ones, but I don’t have the kind of cash to get them, especially since their feet grow so fast. So, I thought that maybe some of my online knitting friends could maybe knit up a pair or two for her. I thought this month would be perfect for it, since Christmas is nearly here, and her first birthday is three days after that. I don’t care what yarn they are made out of, color, weight, or fiber is not important. Just some warm socks are all that’s needed. If you think you’d like to donate a pair, let me know and I’ll pass along my address.
One more thing. T insists on me giving her my left over peices of yarn after I weave the ends and such. She calls it her yarn for kntting. Anyway, as I was taking pictures of the bookmarks, she asked me to take one of her yarn. So, I’ll leave you with that…