All crafty-type work has ground to a halt here, as tomorrow we head to Disneyworld for a week. People here are Very Excited, as you can imagine. I am Very Overwhelmed with packing.
I am also, apparently, too dim a bulb to teach my kid handwriting, because the teacher won't send home any new letters for Isabelle's makeup packet. "I'll just send home review sheets," she said. "We wouldn't want her to learn incorrectly." Which, were we working on calculus, would make sense. Nobody wants me teaching anybody math, after all. But this is KINDERGARTEN HANDWRITING. The worksheets (I have seen them) give very clear instructions, with little arrows that tell you which direction, and in what order, to make the letter strokes. I am not saying that being a teacher is an easy job, and certainly this woman has specialized knowledge about youngsters and how best to develop their fine motor skills, but seriously? I am fairly confident in my ability to teach my kid how to write five letters of the alphabet.
The other thing taking up lots of my mental energy is my vacation knitting. Do I check it, and risk my luggage going awry, or carry-on and pray that the TSA is having a friendly day? Clapotis, ignoring my previous sentiment that it was strictly a homebound project, or All Socks All The Time, as I am almost done with Ellie's sock and have plenty of yarn on deck to start another pair?
I am fairly certain that I will be going the sock route, and so I ask you sock knitters -- if I am using a ball of Trekking, approximately how tall can I make a pair of plain socks without running out of yarn? I have smallish feet and size 2 needles?
See you in a (about) a week!