Thursday, February 4, 2010
In some ways Grade one feels like the first day of school, A prep year(last year) in Steiner Schools, is more like a continuation of kindergarten, The children have their own building(classroom) and playground quite separate from the rest of the school, and it is very much play based, such a rich rich year, for me, the most important year.
This year Joey has his own desk and pencils, his own recorder and best of all, playtime with big brother Jim.
This little slipper pattern brings back memories for me, I remember being in hospital getting the routine adenoids operation, I would have been five or six years and peskering the nurse on duty to show me how to make these 'booties'. I already new how to crochet( yes, my addictions go back for a very long time!).
Well I was whipping out these little beautie's left, right and centre. I was alway's getting in trouble for talking(yes, somethings never change) and sitting on the concrete detention area at playtime, crocheting, my heart's content. I was selling them to all my friends mothers for $1 each.
Of course I've deleted the lacey edging and replaced it with ribbed knitting, they do a lot a dancing at school so I needed a slipper to stay on, so many slippers I see go very sloppy after time. I also embroidered a little bee on one foot, so he remembers his left and right, and there's a lovely soft lambwool sole.
If anyone wants the pattern, I'll gladly do a tutorial.